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- What is flooring underlay?
Although a home’s floor is often thought to simply be the surface layer of a visible floor panelling, a floor is a system of layered components, each of which is essential to the floor’s overall durability and functionality. One of the most crucial layers is one that is rarely seen and is thus often overlooked –the underlayment, which is found just under the surface floor covering.
- Why is flooring underlay necessary?
Found just under the visible floor covering, the purpose of flooring underlay is to provide a smooth, flat surface for the floor covering. It can also fix several imperfections and faults, such as creaking and squeaking caused by the subfloor not being installed close enough to the floor surface. Underlay flooring with moisture protection will prevent liquids from getting to and consequently swelling your wooden subfloor. When it comes to concrete floors, if your flooring will be subjected to moisture but doesn’t have a moisture barrier, the concrete will swell and possibly start to mould. Even if your flooring is water-resistant, it is still wise to install underlayment with moisture protection in order to make for durable and long-lasting flooring.
- Is flooring underlay ideal for reducing noise?
Along with reducing the squeaks and creaking of ill-fitting flooring, underlayment also works to dampen the noise that travels from room to room. This means that the sound of footsteps walking throughout your home will be dampened.
- Does flooring underlay provide compression resistance?
Compression resistance put simply, is what protects your floor from impact such as constant foot traffic. Rooms that see heavy traffic, such as hallways and kitchens, can easily develop signs of wear. As such, a quality underlayment is required to help absorb the impact that busy rooms are subjected to and will consequently improve the longevity of your flooring.
- Can I install underlay flooring if I have underfloor heating?
If your home is lucky enough to have underfloor heating, it’s essential to choose a flooring underlay that is compatible with your heating system. The Lignum Design Quick Transfer Foam Underlay isn’t just compatible with underfloor heating, but facilitates that transmission of heat to the degree that it allows your flooring heating system to operate with top efficiency.