Flooring Underlay

Flooring Underlay

PROTECT YOUR FLOORING WITH THE RIGHT UNDERLAY 

When picking out a new flooring, have you ever paused to consider what goes underneath? We're talking about Resilent Flooring (Another Search alternative to Hard Flooring underlay. 
Even though it's hidden beneath your beautiful flooring, the underlay is key to keeping your floors in top shape. Getting the right advice on which hard flooring underlay to pick can make all the difference. With the best fit, you protect and prolong the life of your floors. 

DO YOU NEED UNDERLAY UNDER FLOORING? 

Did you know underlay isn't just for carpets? It's also important for laminate, engineered wood and solid timber floating floors. It's a thinner version compared to what's used under carpets, but it's still important. Here's why: 

Moisture Protection: When it comes to laminateor timber flooring, you need underlay with a moisture barrier. This barrier adds water vapor resistance from seeping up through the subfloor, which is important, especially in areas in your home prone to dampness like basements and kitchens. 

Acoustics: Underlays are designed to reduce impact soundsaround the home. Underlay reduces noise transmission, which makes your space quieter. An acoustic or sound rating is used to judge and limit how noise travels within an environment. Hard Flooring Underlay can help reduce noise by up to 62%. 
Underlay is graded by the AAAC (Association of Australasian Acoustical Consultants) star ratings:

★ = less than 65dB 
★★ = less than 55 dB 
★★★= less than 50 dB 
★★★★ = less than 45 dB 
★★★★★ = less than 40 dB

Padding:
Even though it's thin, foam or rubber underlay adds a bit of cushioning to laminate or Timber, especially when you're installing them over concrete. hich ultimately increases under-foot comfort and sound. 

WHAT IS WATER VAPOR RESISTENCE?

Water vapour resistance is the measure of a material’s reluctance to let water vapour pass through, taking into account the material’s thickness. The Sd value represents the material’s resistance to movement of water vapour. The higher the Sd value, the more impermeable the underlay is to water vapour. 

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST UNDERLAY?

There are many variables with choosing the correct underlay, Moisture, subfloor type and Body Corporate requirements need to be considered, let the experts at CC assist you.

CAN UNDERLAY HELP WITH TERMAL RESISTENCE?

Thermal insulation is measured by an 'R-value' which stands for resistance. Resistance is measured by the amount of heat that passes through a product at a particular time and thickness. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Underlay can act as a barrier between the subfloor and your hard flooring. A good thermal-resistant underlay will help keep your energy bills down!  

HOW DO YOU INSTALL UNDERLAY FOR FLOORING?

Installing underlay for flooring is a task best left to the experts. At Carpet Court, our flooring specialists are here to guide you every step of the way. From installing your dream flooring product, to levelling and checking for moisture, you can count on us for a seamless installation. 
We can also provide valuable insights into manufacturers' recommendations to achieve the best results. Don't hesitate to contact us for a hassle-free underlay installation process. 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT UNDERLAY I NEED? 

Choosing the right underlay might seem tricky, but don't worry — we're here to make it easy for you. Carpet Court has stores all over Australia, staffed with flooring experts ready to help you every step of the way. We talk floors and floor coverings day in and day out, so who better to ask for advice?  

Finding your nearest Carpet Court store is easy with our store locator. When you're ready to explore our floor coverings and underlay, simply head to our store and browse our selection. Let’s take the guesswork out of underlay selection and make sure you get the most out of your new flooring! 

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