Wood floor underlay is available in variety of forms and colours offering different moisture and sound insulation properties.
The large variety of flooring underlay options often confuses the customer. However, it is essential that you choose the appropriate floor underlay for your particulate circumstances as that will affect the durability of your flooring.
In the past, floor underlays were mainly used for the purpose of moisture insulation between the subfloor and the engineered wood flooring or the laminate flooring. They also play role in subfloor levelling when minor unevenness is present.
Today, high quality underlays also have noise reducing properties. A good example of this is the fascinating Duralay Silent Floor Gold underlay with noise reduction up to 24 Dzb. This additional feature is becoming extremely influential factor for customers’ choices.
The choice of wood floor underlay will not only affect your flooring, but also the comfort of your neighbours. This is especially true of you live in a block of flats where your neighbours are directly affected by the noise emitted when you walk on the floor.
Very often, certain residential properties have specific requirements for the types of underlay products that need to be used, so before purchasing one, it is worth checking the building maintenance specifications.
17 Dec 2012