Foam Vs Felt Underlayment for Concrete Sub Floors

For an ongrade concrete sub floor under laminate floor, is foam or felt/fiber underlayment better?

On grade concrete is tricky. The proper thing to do is to test what the concrete is emitting for moisture vapors. Find the suitable floor underlayment that will perform to those emissions. Foam underlayment is made from resin/petroleum based products which will block moisture inherently. Fiber/Felt Underlayment is made from recycled materials and will help…

Basement Floor Underlayment

Basement Floor Underlayment

Installing any type of flooring in the basement can be tricky. With common humidity levels that are associated with basements, you want to make sure your flooring gets plenty of ventilation. We developed VentiLayer/Bellawood Basement to help just that. Our patented mesh layer promotes ventilation to disperse potentially harmful moisture away from your beautiful flooring.…

What Goes Under Laminate Flooring

What Goes Under Laminate Flooring?

Understanding what goes under your laminate flooring can help improve the life of your flooring. Of course, this really never gets talked about because the flooring is what you look at, feel and admire. What isn’t talked about is underlayment. Underlayment helps moisture protection, sound absorption and compression support. Do you really need underlayment for…

Underlayment for Bamboo Flooring

Underlayment for Bamboo Flooring

Have you recently bought some bamboo flooring and looking for the best underlayment? Did you know what lies underneath your bamboo plays an even more important role or equal to? Underlayment for bamboo can help you solve three hidden problems. 1. Moisture Protection From talking to customers who had questions, bamboo flooring seems to be…

Vinyl Plank Underlay

Does Vinyl Plank Flooring Need Underlayment?

When purchasing vinyl plank fooring, we recommed to read your manufacturers installation instructions. This will still warrant your warranty. Also there is no industry standards for LVT underlayment, so the characteristics that an installation requires vary from job to job. Looking for underlayment to reduce sound? The only time we suggest underlayment under vinyl tile…