what-is-underlayment

What is Underlayment

Underlayment is basically a thin layer of material that is sandwiched between other materials. The underlayment is used in two different industries, roofing and flooring. Both industries have different benefits and in this article we explain why it’s important for the flooring industry and what purpose it provides to flooring consumers. Flooring Structure Explained Your…

Underlayments and Sound Defintions

Underlayments and Sound Definitions (IIC – STC – Delta IIC)

Probably one of the commonly known purposes for using a flooring underlayment beneath certain types of flooring is “acoustic benefit”. In other words, dampening unwanted noise from traveling to other rooms, especially multifamily housing where living quarters are built upon each other. While there’s no reliable, recognized scientific test for measuring sound deadening within the…

Can QuietWalk Be Used With Pad Attached Flooring?

QuietWalk underlayment can be used under pad-attached. There is a known rumor that extra underlayment with pad-attached may produce a decoupling of the click-lock mechanism. QuietWalk’s compression resistance exceeds the industry requirement for pre-attached flooring that is greater than 29 psi @50% per ASTM D1667. The high compression resistance assures that the underlayment will not…