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White Silicone Vapor Paper 400 Sq Ft

White Silicone Vapor Paper 400 Sq Ft

White Silicone Vapor Paper 400 Sq Ft
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White Silicone Vapor Paper- 400 Sq Ft/Roll

This product does not emit any toxic fumes
Can be used with radiant heat
100% Recycled Paper, made in U.S.A.

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3.8

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • No smell (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Reviewed by 61 customers

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      5.0

      surprisingly thick barrier

      By family of five

      from Derry, NH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Slick Waterproof Top Laye
      • Thick paper

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underlayment For Wood Flo

        I laid out this paper as a vapor barrier for a bamboo floor. This paper is very substantial. It's not cheap, easily torn or wrinkled paper. The slick waterproof layer on top of the paper allows for planks to be slid easily on it and completely prevents it from being snagged or tearing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Much nicer than tar paper

        By The Renovator

        from Sterling Heights, MI

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to handle
        • Not smelly
        • Won't Leave Tar Marks

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Much better than tar paper. I highly recommend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            GOOD PRODUCT

            By WOOD Surgeon

            from Ohio

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Used under laminate.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  New Installation

                  By Home Owner

                  from Exton, PA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Easy to install

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Vapor barrier is fine

                        By Phil

                        from Hanover, PA

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Used the product to provide a vapor barrier under the installation of new laminate flooring.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              This is a great buy

                              By Kel

                              from Lancaster County, PA

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use Nice Product

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Great Under Hardwood

                                Nice that it was white

                                Service and delivery comments:

                                Couldn't get better customer service

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Great barrier

                                By Home owner

                                from Hudsonville, Michigan

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Easy to use and very durable

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      3.0

                                      worked as advertised

                                      By PZ

                                      from Hampton VA

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      it's silicone paper, what is there to say, though the stuff seems pretty tough -- I beat it up pretty good putting it in and it took the punishment.

                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Mixed bag, certainly not 400 square feet

                                      By Mike McMac

                                      from Nashua, NH

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Does Job But Falls Short

                                      Cons

                                      • Damaged Rolls
                                      • Dubious As Vapor Barrier
                                      • Not 400 Square Feet
                                      • Workability Issues

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Mediocre Underlayment

                                      This product is passable as a hardwood flooring underlayment relative to traditional rosin paper. However for starters how about giving me the 400 square feet for which I've paid? After reading the reviews of others reporting short rolls, I carefully measured every lineal inch which came off the 33.5" roll (not 34" as LL claims) and found I'd received a 360 square foot roll. So I suppose I'll need another roll to finish my 380 SF job.

                                      Second the slippery nature of the paper is a mixed bag. Beneficial in one sense as boards slide easily when racking the floor. However the lack of friction leaves the cleat nails as the only means to snug boards together, close gaps, and straighten bowing in boards. You get far more springback due to the lack of friction (compared to traditional rosin paper) and wind up using more nails to do the job. Besides consuming more nails, when installing dense woods the frequency of splitting increases with additional nailing. So I wouldn't give it any points here.

                                      Also the concept of a functional vapor barrier which is then riddled with cleat nail holes seems to me more of a marketing dream. I don't think this is really going to offer any benefit in that respect.

                                      Bottom line is it works, sort of. But I don't find any practical benefit relative to rosin paper. Furthermore with this stuff being over 200% more expensive and getting short changed on the advertised square footage I can't really recommend it.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Simple and cheap

                                      By Flooring Idaho

                                      from Meridian, Idaho

                                      Pros

                                      • nice and slick
                                      • Over Osb

                                      Cons

                                      • No Other Sq Ft Size Rolls

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Under Padded Laminate

                                      Nice, cheap and simple to install. Nothing much to say about this product since I have not had it in my home more than a month. I installed it over an OSB floor and under my laminate floor with the padding attached. Just wish L.L. would sell this roll in a more variety of sizes. 400 sq ft was just short of covering our whole flooring job. Had to buy another roll just to cover an additional 50 sq ft.

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                                      • No

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                                      • Q:

                                        I will install 5/8 easy click solid hardwood over the hardwood sub-floor. Is the white silicone vapor paper proper underlayment for this installation?
                                        Asked on 3/27/2014 by Mike from Chicago

                                        1 answer

                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          You will need to use a quality supporting cushion for a floating bamboo product.
                                          It is recommended to use a vapor retarder over all substrates before installing the Morning Star Clic flooring.
                                          4. Appropriate underlayments for Morning Star Clic; (Bellawood Premium, Eco Silent Sound, Dream Home Cork 3mm, 6mm, or similar.) Excessive squeaks and gapping can result from too soft an underlayment, an uneven subfloor, excessive high or low humidity, and poor acclimation. Underlayment cushions are optional for glue down installations.

                                          Answered on 3/29/2014 by cc-2
                                      • Q:

                                        We are gluing a very tight weaved carpet onto particle board that has been laid on old plywood in our houseboat. we want to create a barrier to protect the particle board from spills and wet people coming out of the water. Is this the product I want? How is it held in place. we will be gluing the carpet down. If this is not the product for me do you any ideas? Thank you
                                        Asked on 3/23/2014 by Cindy from Ca

                                        2 answers

                                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                                          A:

                                          This a vapor barrier paper and not a moisture barrier. It is not intended for gluedown of any kind. Particle board is difficult if not impossible to water-proof. A marine plywood subfloor would be preferable. Best advice would be to consult a yacht builder.

                                          Answered on 3/25/2014 by Tech & Install
                                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                                          A:

                                          This a vapor barrier paper and not a moisture barrier. It is not intended for gluedown of any kind. Particle board is difficult if not impossible to water-proof. A marine plywood subfloor would be preferable. Best advice would be to consult a yacht builder.

                                          Answered on 3/25/2014 by Tech & Install
                                      • Q:

                                        Do you use glue on the paper velt and on witch side?
                                        Asked on 3/9/2014 by tyson from jamaica

                                        1 answer

                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          Gluing the felt paper is not recommended. Thank you for your inquiry

                                          Answered on 3/11/2014 by Anonymous
                                      • Q:

                                        Do I need to tape the seams at each lap of the vinyl sheeting? What kind of tape would I need to use? Would clear mailing tape work?
                                        Asked on 1/28/2014 by Joe from Chicago, IL

                                        1 answer

                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          No taping required.
                                          Thank you for your inquiry.

                                          Answered on 1/28/2014 by cc-2
                                      • Q:

                                        Do you have to overlap this and by how much? Should it run parallel with the wood or go the opposite way or does it matter?
                                        Asked on 1/21/2014 by Tina from Elizabethton, TN

                                        1 answer

                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          I would overlap the product about 3 inches, I like to run the Silpaper parallel with the flooring.
                                          Thank you for your interest in our flooring products.

                                          Answered on 1/22/2014 by cc-2
                                      • Q:

                                        Will this product act as a proper Moisture Barrier?
                                        Asked on 12/14/2013 by Kevin

                                        1 answer

                                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                                          A:

                                          This is a good vapor barrier for over wood subfloor that is over a basement or crawlspace. Generally used for nail down installations it is not a moisture barrier.

                                          Poly sheeting on the other hand is a moisture barrier and should be used only over concrete subfloor for floating floor installation.

                                          For more type, "vapor" here - http://www.lumberliquidators.com/ll/flooring/Flooring101

                                          Answered on 12/15/2013 by Tech & Install
                                      • Q:

                                        Do I need a vapor barrier if I have the bella premium underlayment or does that serve as a vapor barrier too?
                                        Asked on 10/16/2013 by jon from belmar

                                        1 answer

                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          Over wood substrates, the Bella Premium underlayment is an appropriate vapor barrier.
                                          Thank you for your interest in our flooring products.

                                          Answered on 10/23/2013 by cc-2
                                      • Q:

                                        What is the R-value of this underlayment? What underlayment should I get for the best R-Value under my hardwood floors as well as block moisture?
                                        Asked on 10/13/2013 by Rustrproof from Raleigh, NC

                                        1 answer

                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          Silicone Vapor paper does not have a R- value. Bellawood Premium underlayment has an R-value of .52.
                                          Thank you for your inquiry

                                          Answered on 10/14/2013 by cc-3
                                      • Q:

                                        I have a wood subfloor in my kitchen. I plan to lay a 12mm Dream home laminate with attached underlayment. I had lows spots in my floor and used a patching compound on some areas of the floor but not on the entire floor to level it with a max thickness of 1/2" in the lowest spots. I planned to use this silicon paper over the entire surface between the subfloor and the laminate. Is this okay or do I need an additional barrier or surface preparation over the patch areas?
                                        Asked on 9/20/2013 by Steven from United States

                                        1 answer

                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

                                          Answered on 9/23/2013 by cc-3
                                      • Q:

                                        I plan to install 1/2 inch plywood over a 3/4 inch OSB subfloor then install engineered flooring on top of that. Should I install the silicone vapor shield between the OSB and plywood or on top of the plywood under the engineered flooring. Thanks
                                        Asked on 6/24/2013 by Molly from Bremerton, WA

                                        1 answer

                                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                                          A:

                                          Use White Silicone Paper as a vapor barrier over your plywood just under the engineered flooring.

                                          Answered on 6/25/2013 by Tech & Install
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