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 –…

Red Rosin Paper Surface Protection

Red Rosin Paper – Used for Flooring, Roofing and Surface Protection

Red Rosin Beneifts Economical protective covering over new floors, prior to completion Saves time Compatible with coal tar and asphalt-based roofing systems Specially designed to resist bleeding Good general purpose jobsite protective utility paper Protection from paint overspray Used for Plastering Projects and Landscaping Red Rosin Paper Uses Red Rosin Paper is useful in many…

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…