There are a number of floor underlayment products available on the market today and each product is designed for a specific purpose. So how do you know what underlayment is right for you? Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to help you best identify what underlayment product would be the right fit for you.
1. What is your purpose for the underlayment?
-Underlayment is used for a variety of reasons. Foam Underlay can be used to add cushion under carpet. Polyvinyl and plastic underlay can be used to provide a moisture barrier under hardwood flooring systems. Cork and rubber underlayment offer the best solution for dampening sound transmission between floor levels and cork simultaneously acts as an excellent insulator against temperature transmission. Recycled cotton and fiber underlayment products help to decrease sound transmission a little bit but also do an excellent job insulating against temperature transmission.
2. What kind of flooring are you going to install your underlayment under? Read more…
In our continued quest to offer more and more products that are Eco-conscious, we have decided to add “green” flooring adhesives. Just this morning we issued a press release about it since we do believe very strongly in offering safe and environmentally friendly products. We were very happy to work with Dri-Tac Adhesives to help bring these new adhesives to market. Rubber Flooring, Inc now carries flooring glues for virtually every type of flooring including hardwood, bamboo, cork, vinyl, rubber, underlayments, and more. The new “green” adhesives have no VOC’s or solvents added whatsoever and they only cost $10-20 more per bucket than our normal low cost rubber flooring adhesive product. All spec sheets are available on request and customer service is on call at 800-613-0996 to answer any questions about the new products.