3MM FOAM LAMINATE FLOORING UNDERLAY
18 SQ YARD ROLL, IDEAL WITH ENGINEERED AND LAMINATE FLOORING.
ROLL SIZE 18 SQ YARDS
Installing the right underlay has a major impact on the final look, quality and comfort of your Laminate floor.
Laminate Flooring Underlayment
An underlayment is requirement in any installation of laminate flooring and serves certain functions. Underlayment adds a level of comfort to laminate floor. Provides a soundproofing quality and helps to protect the laminate material from moisture. It also helps to even out minor imperfections.
This is the standard Laminate Flooring Industry white foam underlay. This underlay is not suitable for use with under floor heating. – please see Tuplex underlay or Trojan underlay which is more suitable for use with underfloor heating
This 3mm is the most common type of laminate flooring underlay available. It is a thin, foam padding measuring 3mm thick, and is available in 15mtr roll sizes. Since it is build without a built-in moisture barrier, this type of underlay for laminate flooring is made for use in areas where not a great deal of moisture is expected. However, it can be used in conjunction with a plastic sheet if moisture is expected in any capacity. Foam underlay provides a minimal level of sound reduction and therefore should only be considered as entry-level for use with laminate flooring.
Acoustical laminate flooring underlay
This type of laminate flooring underlay is used to reduce the hollow sound that is often created when walking on laminate floors. It is available in a variety of materials like cork and felt, and comes with a moisture barrier most of the time. Acoustical underlay without a moisture barrier attached should be installed together with a moisture barrier placed directly over the sub-floor.
Vinyl-backed laminate flooring underlay
Vinyl backed underlay is a practical option when it comes to choosing underlay for laminate flooring because of its easy-to-install tile form. It lays flat during installation and provides noise-proofing qualities. The seams must be sealed, though, if moisture-proofing is a priority.