Understanding Underlayment

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Underlayment can give you a more comfortable room, minimize airborne sound transmissions between floors, and even keep the floor warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. We have several underlayment products to choose from, so which one is right for you?

Eco-Silent Sound HD Underlayment

  • Square Feet per Roll: 100
  • Roll Size: 34″ x 141′ x .078″
  • Flooring Applications: floating, glue-down, nail-down
  • Flooring Type: Hardwood, Laminate, Vinyl

Benefits:

  • Helps eliminate minor subfloor imperfections
  • Helps reduce floor noise by providing excellent sound absorption
  • Adds a thermal value
  • Can be used with radiant heat flooring
  • Made with 100% post consumer recycled granulated rubber tires and polyurethane foam

Installation Instructions: http://bit.ly/14p7jRb

Bellawood Premium Underlayment

  • Square Feet per Roll: 100
  • Roll Size: 3′ x 33.4′ x 0.11″
  • Flooring Applications: nail-down, glue-down
  • Flooring Type: Clic Vinyl, Engineered Hardwood, Laminate (floating)

Benefits:

  • Great acoustic benefits
  • Can be used with radiant heat flooring
  • Can be used over most industry-approved subfloors
  • The vapor barrier is specifically designed for optimal bond with adhesives and helps seal around mechanical fasteners in nail-down applications.

Installation Instructions: http://bit.ly/WsQjLG

Dream Home Insulayment

  • Square Feet per Roll: 100
  • Roll Size: 3′ x 33.4′ x 0.11″
  • Flooring Applications: glue-down, nail-down, floating
  • Flooring Type: Solid Hardwood, Engineered Hardwood

Benefits:

  • Excellent sound reduction
  • Helps keep flooring warm in the winter and cool in the summer
  • Cushions flooring
    Has an antimicrobial structure
  • Can be used with radiant heat flooring
  • Made with 100% recycled fiber

Installation Instructions: http://bit.ly/WsTgvQ

Dream Home Quiet Walk Underlayment

  • Square Feet per Roll: 100
  • Roll Size: 3′ x 33.4′ x 0.125″
  • Flooring Applications: floating
  • Flooring Type: Laminate, Hardwood

Benefits:

  • Helps smooth out minor subfloor imperfections
  • Excellent sound reduction
  • Adds a thermal value
  • Can be used with radiant heat flooring
  • Has a moisture barrier with increased strength
  • Has an antimicrobial composition and attached vapor barrier
    Made from recycled materials
  • QuietWalk® filaments are randomly air-laid creating a capillary affect to cushion the floor and absorb sound. When properly installed, QuietWalk can wick sub-floor or incidental perimeter moisture and disperse it through the pad.

Installation Instructions: http://bit.ly/10a5XwJ

Elastilon Self Adhesive Underlayment

  • Square Feet per Roll: 107.64
  • Roll Size: 3.281′ x 32.81′ x 1/8″
  • Flooring Applications: floating
  • Flooring Type: Solid Hardwood, Engineered Hardwood

Benefits:

  • Excellent sound reduction qualities
  • Great thermal characteristics
  • Can be used with under floor heating systems
  • Resists mildew, mold and bacteria
  • Permanently elastic underlay that can be installed 50% to 70% faster…no more glue or nails!

Installation Instructions: http://bit.ly/XQLlXo

Dream Home 6mm Cork Underlayment Sheet

  • Square Feet per Roll: 150
  • Roll Size: 2′ x 3′ x ¼”
  • Flooring Applications: glue-down, nail-down, floating
  • Flooring Type: Hardwood

Benefits:

  • Excellent sound and insulation qualities
  • Cork is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and mildew
  • Perfect as an isolation barrier to dampen impact noise between floor levels
  • Ideal for condominiums and building associations requiring sound control before allowing the installation of a hard surface floor

Installation Instructions: http://bit.ly/VAlraT

Dream Home Foam Underlayment

  • Square Feet per Roll: 100
  • Roll Size: 4′ x 25′ x 1/16″
  • Flooring Applications: Laminate with pre-attached pad, floating Engineered Hardwood

Benefits:

  • Helps even imperfections in the sub-floor
    Helps muffle sound
  • Comes with adhesive tape for seams

Installation Instructions: Use with 6 mil poly moisture barrier when installing over concrete substrates. Heavier floating floors perform best applied over heavier, denser underlayments offering better support to the locking system.

Dream Home 6mil Poly Sheeting

  • Square Feet per Roll: 300
  • Roll Size: 10′ x 30′ x 0.006″
  • Flooring Applications: floating over concrete
  • Flooring Type: Laminate, Engineered Hardwood, Vinyl (installed on a slab)

Benefits:

Impermeable moisture barrier guaranteed to prevent moisture from getting to your new floor from the substrate when installed over concrete slabs

Installation Instructions: For best moisture protection, overlap seams 6-8″, tape seams well with duct tape or an aggressive plastic tape. Allow the vapor barrier to run up the walls 3-4″. The excess can be trimmed once the installation is complete. Do not use over wood subfloors!

15 lb Felt Paper

  • Square Feet per Roll: 432
  • Roll Size: 3′ x 141′ x 0.024″
  • Flooring Applications: nail-down, staple, floating
  • Flooring Type: Recommended to use over crawl spaces, basements, garages

Benefits:

  • Slows down the natural upward moisture vapor transmission
  • Can be used in layers to build up differences in subfloor irregularities

White Silicone Vapor Paper

  • Square Feet per Roll: 400
  • Roll Size: 34″? x 141′ x 0.006″
  • Flooring Applications: nail-down, staple, floating over wood subfloors
  • Flooring Type: recommended to use over crawl spaces, basements, garages

Benefits:

  • Can be used in layers to build up differences in subfloor imperfections
  • Reduces squeaking
  • Slows down natural upward moisture vapor transmission
  • Made from 100% recycled paper
  • Best choice over radiant heat systems
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