Asked on Jan 2, 2019

How do I choose underlay for faux wood floor boards?

SheilaCynthia HDeb K


4 answers
  • Deb K
    on Jan 2, 2019

    Hi Sheila, Foam is the most basic laminate flooring underlay. The foam is 3mm (1/8”) to 6mm (1/4”) thick and comes in rolls of various widths and lengths. There are two types of foam underlayment – combination laminate underlay with an included moisture/vapor barrier and foam with no barrier.

    • Deb K
      on Jan 2, 2019

      Sheila, you cannot as it is too spongy and thick, Why Can't I Use Carpet Underlayment? Put simply,carpet underlayment is too thick. Most laminate flooring underlayment is 1mm to 3mm thick. ... If you reuse your thick carpet padding, your floor willbe too bouncy and it may damage the locking system.

  • Cynthia H
    on Jan 3, 2019

    Hi Sheila! I've found that when looking at flooring, that each manufacturer has specific underlayment requirements. If you don't install it correctly, it may void your warranty.

  • Sheila
    on Jan 4, 2019

    Thank you for your clarification. I really appreciate it.

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