if you're planning to install wood or laminate flooring, and you've realised that you need to use an underlay to get the best results, you're probably wondering how to choose an underlay for wooden flooring.
The good news is that we know all about underlay for wooden flooring, AND we're a supplier of green products, so in this article, we'll be solving your wooden floor underlay problems, and helping you to ensure that your house stays green and safe at the same time!
Problem: You Have an Uneven Floor
if you're planning to lay wooden or laminate floor on an uneven surface, you certainly need something to help! If you don't correct the level problem, the finished product won't look great, and you'll have wasted a lot of money.
The solution here is a solid fibre board underlay that insulates AND evens out the underlying surface at the same time. It's a multifunctional product, and it will save you money on the job. Not only that, but it will ensure that your new wooden floor looks fantastic for longer.
Problem: You’re New Floor Is Going ONTO Existing flooring
if you've already got a wooden floor, and you're saving money by installing your new floor over it, you need something that will create a cushion between the two floors, to avoid noise and other problems.
The good news is that there are cushion underlays that offer damp proofing, cushioning between floors, and insulation properties, all in one product. Think of it as investing in peace, quiet and a better floor.
Problem: You Already Have a Concrete Floor
If you have a concrete floor that you're installing a wooden or laminate floor over, you need a little cushioning between the surfaces too, and you need to stop the cold from seeping through the wooden surface.
A combination underlay does all of this when you're installing wooden floors over concrete, and it's quick and easy to lay before your floor goes down.
Problem: You Need a Low Cost Underlay
Even if your installing a wood or laminate floor on the ideal surface, without any specific problems, you still need an underlay to create a barrier, offer damp proofing, and provide that little bit of extra insulation.
If you want less noise, better performance and all the other benefits of underlay at the best possible price, then a standard roll of underlay is the best solution for you.
A Solution for Every Problem
The good news is that there's an underlay for wooden flooring that solves just about every flooring problem, and by spending a little bit more before you lay your floors, you will get longer wearing, better performing, quieter and better looking floors.
So before you rush out to buy wooden or laminate floors, consider what you want from your new floors, and what the right underlay can offer you.
While you do though, remember that you want an underlay that's safe and healthy for your home, and the environment, and consider buying a 'green' product. It's a win win solution.