Wood flooring underlay
The durability and shelf life of your new wood floor can be determined by the wood flooring underlay.
There are distinct types of wood flooring underlay for different types of installation, sound, heat, or moisture insulation quality. More so, there are unique types of underlay for the different types of wood flooring that are being installed.
Wood flooring underlay is mostly used when installed in conjunction with engineered wood flooring. The same installation technique can be used when installing solid engineered wood floors. We also have a good selection of underlays for use with underfloor heating, which permit the heat to quickly pass through and be evenly allocated.
One of the most common features in a wood flooring underlay is a moisture barrier which inhibits moisture from getting into floor boards so as not to ruin the entire floor.
Types of wood flooring underlay
• Foam Underlay is composed of lightweight closed cell polyethylene foam that is entirely recyclable - which provides outstanding thermal and sound insulating characteristics.
• Damp Proof Underlay is mainly used to protect flooring from moisture.
• Sound-Proof Rubber Underlay is constructed from high density rubber and lessens impact noise.
• Insulation Underlay provides unparalleled thermal insulation (2.15 Togs), which makes it best for use on cold floors and in cellars.
• Adhesive underlays are primarily intended to be used in conjunction with solid wood floors. They possess an adhesive coating on one side that is protected with a peelable protective film which vastly improves the installation time of solid wood flooring.
• Underfloor Heating underlay works best when paired with under floor heating. Meanwhile, Quick Therm underlay is made of extremely dense lightweight closed cell polyethylene foam which provides maximum heat transfer.