What underlay for laminate floor?

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Posted by: from Burlington
7/19/2014 at 12:06:52 PM

What iunderlay would you suggest for a laminate floor in a condo? It has a concrete subfloor, and sound absorption is a priority.


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Date/Time7/19/2014 at 3:07:08 PM

There are standard foam underlays at Lowes, Rona and Home Depot.

All of them will work over the concrete floor.

Try to pick the product that is slightly thicker if you are looking for noise abatement.

The standard thickness at Lowes will give you a little less flex under the laminate however.


James Fram

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Date/Time7/19/2014 at 3:25:24 PM

l would recommend the air gard underlayment. You can find it at a Home depot. It has these foam balls in it that will allow the floor to breath.


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Date/Time7/19/2014 at 8:03:56 PM

Hey Jim

Your condo corp may have a say in what under pad you use so check with them.

Most condos will want an IIC 50 to 75 high noise reduction rating.

Also the condo may want a sample of it to keep on file.

This meets UBC requirements and is mould and mildew resistant. Also non-allergenic.

3 mm thick should be fine. Get a sample from your supplier.


Doug - REVEER Canada

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Michael in El Cajon
Date/Time7/25/2014 at 7:45:51 AM

Many standard foams are available in the market which underlay for laminate flooring.

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