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  • Shopping for new flooring and underlayment can be an overwhelming process. There are so many options out there, and it is important to know if you need underlayment for your vinyl flooring installation. The type of subfloor you have and the type of vinyl plank flooring you install will determine if you should use a vinyl flooring underlayment. Why Do I Need Underlayment? Flooring underlayment is a thin layer of material that is usually made out of foam, cork, or rubber. It is placed on the subfloor beneath your flooring and serves a few important functions: Underlayment by Subfloor Type Choosing the right underlayment for your project depends on the type of subfloor you have. Whether it’s concrete, wood, or an existing floor like tile or hardwood, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover the perfect underlayment for your subfloor. Concrete Subfloor When installing vinyl plank flooring on a concrete subfloor, we always recommend to use underlayment with a moisture barrier. This is because moisture can seep through the concrete from the ground, and protecting your floors from potential moisture damage is essential. Additionally, concrete can become cold during winter months, and using underlayment can provide thermal insulation, keeping…

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  • Vinyl plank floors are an easy, affordable way to update any room in your home or business. As with any flooring product, there are pros and cons when it comes to vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl plank flooring is different from traditional vinyl flooring, as these planks are often around 36” x 6”. With planks this size, you are able to recreate a beautiful wood look for well below the cost of hardwood flooring. Keep scrolling to learn more about the pros and cons of vinyl plank floors! What is Vinyl Plank Flooring? Let’s start by talking about what vinyl plank flooring is before we get into the advantages and disadvantages of this flooring solution. Vinyl plank flooring is a resilient flooring solution that is referred to by Glue Down, LVT, LVP, WPC, SPC and Rigid Core. These artificially made planks are created to resemble authentic hardwoods and real stone to offer homeowners a waterproof alternative to traditional flooring options. There are many types of vinyl planks, but they all have similar characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. Let’s get into the pros and cons. The Pros of Vinyl Flooring 100% Water-Resistant The biggest advantage of vinyl plank flooring is that it is 100% water-resistant. This…

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