First, a simple plastic film with foam layer. It's thin but provides an excellent moisture barrier.
This option does little to cushion or absorb sound. It's cost is twenty-five cents per sq ft.|
Second, a fiber blend pad with a plastic film adds cushion and sound dampening for just fifty cents per sq ft.
Third, a pad made completely of poly-ethelyn foam with a fabric mesh core is a superior cushion,
excellent sound absorption and moisture barrier at seventy cents per sq ft.
Lastly, there is the proactive chioce, Bamboo Charcoal Fabric. This is our favorite underlayment. Not only does
the charcoal fabric block moisture, but it can absorb
|moisture and then release it in dry conditions. This way it can help
regulate the moisture in your floor, reducing seasonal expansion and contraction. It provides a suitable cushion and
superior sound dampening. But the greatest thing about it is that it absorbs onixious odors, and toxic
fumes from the air. It works just like the insoles made for shoes, but at a much better price.
Flooring underlayment is crucial to the success of your flooring project. If you're installing over concrete,
you must have a moisture barrier, and padding isn't a bad idea either. If you're on the second floor
with neighbors underneath you, a sound absorbing pad is recommended or required by most home owner's associations,
because it's likely they will hear your footsteps above. These are our options for moisture barrrier,
cushion and sound barrier pads.
Specs: 4' x 25'
100 sq ft/roll
Product Code: B2
Specs: 6' x 60'
360 sq ft/roll
Product Code: GY3
Specs: 2.5' x 40'
100 sq ft/roll
Product Code: GN3
|Bamboo Charcoal Fabric
Specs: 5' x 32'
160 sq ft/roll
Product Code: BCF