Laminate Flooring with attached underlayment - pros and cons

Laminate Flooring With Attached Underlayment: Pros and Cons

Pre-Attached Underlayment Pro’s: Save money from not purchasing separate underlayment Save time from rolling out underlayment during installation Convenient and affordable for budget friendly homeowners Con’s: Absorbs minimum sound from foot Repurposed thin foam on bottom wont hold up in high traffic areas Click & Lock System is vulnerable to moisture seeping through crack –…

Vapor Barrier Facing Up

Does the Quiet Walk underlayment plastic/vapor barrier face up or down when installing?

The plastic side faces up and the fiber faces down. Two benefits are provided: Moisture Protection The fibers can actually allow the vapors to evaporate through the gutter system of the underlayment. The fibers are treated with a safe anti-microbial to inhibit mold and mildew. Protection from Leaks Spills, leaky plumbing, faulty ice-makers can cause…

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.…