Is hardwood flooring underlayment necessary?

Answer The underlayment for wood flooring is a thin material that acts as a cushion for the floor as well as a vapor barrier. If you are putting new flooring over an old wood floor or vinyl, underlayment ... Read More »

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How flat does underlayment need to be for hardwood flooring?

In order for hardwood flooring to resist warping and the possibility of failing in a few years, the underlayment needs to be the thinnest available. Gypsum fiber product is a new type of underlayme... Read More »

What is the best sound deafening underlayment for hardwood floors?

The best sound deafening material for hardwood floors, are Homosote sound proofing boards. For Commercial spaces and condos , install this layer before you install your plywood subfloor and hardwoo... Read More »

How do I nail underlayment for flooring?

Getting StartedUsing an air compressor and a staple gun or a manual underlayment stapler, tack the corner of the first sheet of underlayment to prevent accidental movement of the material. Align t... Read More »

Do you need underlayment for laminate flooring?

Yes, since laminate is not attached to the subfloor and is considered to be a "floating" floor product. The laminate helps improve insulation, deaden sound, reduce fatigue from standing and walking... Read More »