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Elastilon  Self Adhesive Underlayment

Self Adhesive Underlayment
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ELASTILON - Self Adhesive Underlayment- 107.64 SFT per Roll- Diameter 8.66"

No more glue or nails for your new hardwood floor installation!

Elastilon is a permanently elastic, soft underlay for hardwood floors with excellent thermal and acoustic characteristics.
It is capable of turning a concrete slab into a hardwood floor in no time at all. From 50% to 70% faster than traditional methods!

Quick Highlights:
- Ideal for the floating applications of solid and engineered wood floors.
- Can be used over wood subfloors and concrete (not recommended for below-grade installations)
- Promotes continuous tension across the boards and helps eliminate gapping and open seams.
- This unique adhesive underlayment system allows for quicker, easy installations.

Click here to read the complete installation instructions.

Coverage per roll: 107.64 ft (based on surface area of 3.281 ft wide by 32.81 ft long rolls.
Product Thickness: 3mm
Roll Weight: 7.8lbs

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ElastilonSelf Adhesive Underlayment
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Easy to install (37)
  • Reduces noise (30)
  • Protects wood (9)
  • Improves look (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Hardwood floors (31)
  • Bamboo/cork (10)
  • Home (7)
  • Laminate floors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (18), Casual do-it-yourselfer (16), Beginner (6), Professional (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for floating a floor

By Jose

from Wilmington De

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Reduces Noise

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bamboo/Cork

    Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

    Started to hand nail the floor down but was unhappy with some noise so decided to try this. If you are not using click bamboo flooring this is a wonderful product. After getting the first couple of courses down it is a breeze and no noise.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good product

    By Jen

    from Florida

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Reduces Noise

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hardwood Floors
      • Home

      Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

      This product was easy to use and put down

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Installation tip

      By tom

      from California

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Reduces Noise

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hardwood Floors

        Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

        Just finished the installation. Here's our one big mistake (you should avoid this).

        We would lay 2-3 rows of wood, then pull out the film from underneath the newly-laid rows. We were being cautious when pulling out the film….we didn't want to pull it too far and expose the sticky part (would mess up installation of the next board). So we pulled it out to where we thought the edge of the board was (a guess).
        Apparently our guesses weren't good and we were leaving too much film under the boards we had just laid. By the time we got to the far side of the room, the error had accumulated, so we had film under many rows (how many?) even though we continued to pull it each time after 3 rows were layed. We just weren't pulling it out far enough. We had a hell of a time pulling the film out at the very end because it extended under so many boards. It took two big guys pulling with everything we had to get it out, with another two guys pulling the boards up (slightly).

        Recommend you do this: Use a tape measure to measure how far out you've pulled the film. In other words, before you pull the next section out, mark it with a sharpie marker along the board, then pull and measure the distance from your mark back to the boards you just layed. Should be 5 inches (one board) or 10 inches (two boards) etc. That way you don't get a build-up of film left under the boards. And, now that I think of it, it would probably help prevent pulling the film out too far.

         
        4.0

        Great product - but expensive

        By ygur

        from Galt, CA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

            The Elastilon product made installing my Hickory hand-scraped flooing over a concrete pad fast and easy. The product is rather expensive, but the extra cost was certainly worth the price, when compared with the time and effort I have expended installing the wood floor using a nailer on the other two levels of the house. The only issue I had was when I accidentally pinched the 'film' between two boards, and it caused the film to tear as I pulled it out from underneath a portion of flooring. Had to pull up the floor a little ways back to grab the torn portion and even it out. If you work carefully, this product makes installation fast and looks great!

             
            4.0

            Great Stuff

            By Nick

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hardwood Floors

              Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

              This stuff made laying my floor really easy. I used it over concrete so was glad to avoid having to lay down plywood. Was rather costly but overall was worth it.

               
              5.0

              Underlayment

              By Gary

              from Cody, WY

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Reduces Noise

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hardwood Floors
                • Home

                Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

                Quality product

                 
                5.0

                High tech way to install solid flooring

                By Pops

                from Templeton, Ca.

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Installation Breakthroug
                • Installation Breakthrough
                • Protects Wood
                • Reduces Noise

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Hardwood Floors
                • Over Concretewood Base
                • Over Concrete Wood Base

                Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

                Lay down the underlayment lap 1-2 inches up walls. peel back slip sheet, lay first course, top nail at walls so that baseboard/shoe covers nails. Continue laying flooring till complete, peeling slip sheet as each course is installed. Clamp each board tightly as you go. I set each board into underlayment adhesive with rubber mallet as I go. Perfect for mixed sub floors ie. wood/concrete transitions, etc. Produces a quality floating floor that is tight, quiet which is quick and easy to install.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Product

                By A DIY Guy

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Look
                • Reduces Noise

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bamboo/Cork
                  • Hardwood Floors
                  • Home

                  Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

                  This is an excellent product! I had my reservations before using it, because it almost looked too easy. I thought there had to be a catch. However, I will never use anything else other than Elastilon to install flooring from this point on. I am using it to install tongue and groove bamboo over concrete. It is very easy to work with, and allows you to line up the boards before sticking them to the floor. There is no time rush as with spreading adhesives. There isn't really a downside that I can think of. Some of the reviews I read said that the surface covering that you peel back rips and tears. I did not have this happen at all, and I have pulled on it pretty hard particularly near door frames, and when finishing a row up against a wall. I have had the flooring in for about a month so far, and the boards are still tight together, without any noticeable gaps developing.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Solid 5" Red Oak Hardwoods and Elastilon

                  By Posey

                  from Chickasha, OK

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Reduces Noise

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

                    My Project: 1970's complete gut job. Very open living room and square bedroom. Total square footage around 2000. Laying elastilon over concrete. 5" Red Oak planks from Lumber Liquidators tounge and groove solid hardwoods not locking.

                    Pro's (short list): Easy to roll the stuff out over your floor. You don't have to chemically prep your floor, in fact minimal prep is needed to the concrete floor. Just scraped down anything sticking up but even glue left from carpet is fine and doesn't affect the final result. Super soft to touch and for noise. Had hardwoods right on concrete and they are so loud, these are remarkably quiet. Softer on your knees when sliding around on the floor.

                    Con's (long list): First thing you must have is a square surface to get those first three rows locked in place. If you don't have a square surface make one, glue 3 rows of boards together and then slide against the wall with shims. Learned the hard way on the first room. Let the 3 rows set up over night.
                    Second thing, plastic constantly rips or catches between tounge and groove and rips creating small areas that do not adhere to the elastilon. Recommend a razor knife and guide the rip to a point by cutting in a triangle fashion.
                    Third thing, BIGGIE, this product does not work well with warped boards that are side to side. Traditional nail guns you can nail the warps out by tacking them to the ground elastilon doesn't afford you that benefit. The long boards are the primary issue, out of the 1500 square foot great room we ended up with 9 bundles of mostly long boards that wouldn't work. In the 500 square foot room we ended up with 4 bundles that wouldn't work. We had another 500 square foot room we wanted to do but with so much wood that wouldn't work we are not able to... Moral of the story plan for 20% shrinkage and you may end up with extra...

                    Summary: After 2000 squarefoot I finally understand how the product works and how to lay it properly with minimal issues. Super happy with final result just a pain in the butt to do. Make this your last option.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      will likely use this product again

                      By Matt from Fort Langley BC

                      from Fort Langly BC

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reduces Noise

                      Cons

                      • Its Irreversible
                      • Once Plank Is Stuck
                      • Use Straight Planks Only
                      • Very Expensive

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment:

                        The biggest problem is that the wood must be straight. So the quality of the solid wood is important.Make sure it is acclimated inside the boxes so it does not warp and then use up quickly.

                        Also, the first line of planks must be connected very straight. So prepare that part very.

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                        • Q:

                          CAN A NAIL DOPWN HARDWOOD BE INSTALLED OVER elastilon
                          Asked on 7/24/2015 by PAUL from NY

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, that is what it is designed for.
                            Complete instructions are found on the product page under: Click here to read the complete installation instructions.
                            Thank you for your interest in our flooring products.

                            Answered on 7/28/2015 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          I have about 700sf of morning star bamboo flooring to install over a particle board subfloor in a manufactured home. Your instructions state that it cannot be nailed or glued down. Can it be installed as a floating floor? If so, do you have instructions?

                          Thanks.
                          Asked on 7/3/2015 by mark from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes using this Elastilon product it can be floated.
                            Thank you for writing in.

                            Answered on 7/4/2015 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          Does Elastilon have an expiration date? Is there a time frame that you need to put it down before it becomes unusable or that the adhesive becomes faulty/etc.? For example, my parents used it a while ago and had some left over and never returned it. I have less than 100sqft that I would need it for but I don't want to lay it and then have issues down the road such as my floor coming away from the adhesive side, etc.
                          Asked on 6/30/2015 by Rachael from Dayton, Ohio

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            As long as the adhesive hasn't been "contaminated" (frozen, baked in hot sun, etc..) or the rolls crushed/ distorted in any way it should be fine.
                            This product is designed to hold down a solid wood floor for a very long time, (sorry but no guarantee)!

                            Answered on 7/10/2015 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          What's the R value for this product?
                          Asked on 3/7/2015 by ban from los angeles, ca

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thermal resistance: R _ 0,15 (m K) / W
                            Thank you for your inquiry.

                            Answered on 3/9/2015 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          CAN ELASTILON BE USED OVER A PADDED UNDERLAYMENT
                          Asked on 2/15/2015 by whatever from austin tx

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Unfortunately not, (it is a pad) and needs to be installed over a solid/firm surface.
                            You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on: the "Click here" to read the complete installation instructions..
                            Thank you for writing in.

                            Answered on 2/16/2015 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          Can this be used under Vinyl Planks?
                          Asked on 9/6/2014 by Patricia from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Unfortunately not, this is for wood flooring only.
                            Thank you for your interest in our flooring products.

                            Answered on 9/8/2014 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          It says that special care is needed when installing thinner boards. I need to install 3/8 sollid brazilian cherry bellawood what is different about the install with this material please
                          Asked on 8/31/2014 by Handy lady from Fresno ca

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The floor must be flat to within .08 inch over 8 ft (2mm over 2.5m)
                            You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the Click here to read the complete installation instructions.
                            Thank you for writing in.
                            .

                            Answered on 9/1/2014 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          Want to overlay an outside (covered) concrete porch 8' X 30' with flooring boards. Can this product stand the weather, being rained or spilled on, and whatever else moisture wise? Thanks.
                          Asked on 8/17/2014 by David from Montgomery TX

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            All of our natural flooring products are recommended for interior use only and designed to be installed in climate controlled environment.
                            Being a natural product it will be subject to the effects of temperature and humidity. If proper heat and humidity levels are not maintained your flooring may shift, shrink, expand, gap or buckle. Thank you for your inquiry.

                            Answered on 9/1/2014 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          Is hardwood the only flooring you can install over Elastilon, or can you also use laminate and/or tile?
                          Asked on 5/17/2014 by vanessa

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Elastilon is for hardwood flooring only.

                            Answered on 5/19/2014 by cc-2
                        • Q:

                          Do you see an issue with floating your Engineered 1/2" x 5" Tobacco Road Acacia Handscraped over a Gypecrete radiant floor using the Elastilon product? Would this be a better alternative to using your HDF core product of this same wood and float it on a normal pad? Will the Elastilon product affect heat output.
                          Asked on 4/28/2014 by mbetti from Iron Mountain, MI

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            You cpu an use Elastilon as your installation system over this with that flooring. The subfloor must be very flat and level. Review the information on Elastilon carefully, type "Elastilon" here for this information - http://www.lumberliquidators.com/ll/flooring/Flooring101

                            Answered on 4/29/2014 by Tech & Install
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