Laminate Flooring Underlayment Buying Guide

Installing a flooring is more than just choosing the right material, and colors, but there are also some other things that’s coming with it. For example if you are choosing to use laminate flooring for your house then it is wise to install laminate flooring underlayment. What is laminate flooring underlayment? It is actually foam that usually comes in several thicknesses such as 6 mil to 8 mil. This foam will be applied underneath your laminate flooring, right before you install it. But actually it wasn’t only comes in foam shape, but can also come in plywood or fiberboard, but the foam one is more common.

White laminate flooring underlayment

Why Laminate Flooring Underlayment important?

Yes, why? Why can’t you just skip it? Here is the thing, this laminate flooring underlayment maybe looks like a trivial matter, but it is actually very important because they will provide as a cushion for your laminate flooring. You see, laminate flooring comes with different kind of thickness and can be very hard, so if there is no underlayment it will be uncomfortable to step on them. Not only have that, the underlayment also worked to help reduce the noise when you step on your laminate flooring. Making it safer to sneak inside the house when you come home at 2 am after a party.

Foam underlayment for laminate floor

Foam laminate flooring underlayment

Laminate wood flooring underlayment

Laminate Flooring Underlayment Buying Guide
Just like what we have said above that laminate flooring underlayment can come in many kinds of material. So, the first steps you need to do are to find out which material suited you. Is it supposed to the soft one or the hard one? Up until today the most popular choice of laminate flooring underlayment is foam and rubber, since they make it even more comfortable to step on the hard floor. Also, rubber helps preventing heat loss as well, really useful for winter.

Standard laminate flooring underlayment

The installation is also important, especially if you use to installing it by yourself. Installing a hard material laminate flooring underlayment will probably harder than applying the softer material one. Make sure you choose the one with the easy installation, but then again, it’s different for different people. Some people will probably think that hard underlayment is easier.

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