Look no further for effective, quality flooring underlay. Here at Havwoods Accessories we are delighted to stock a range of flooring underlay options, including Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), laminate underlay, acoustic and soundproofing underlay, damp proof underlay and foil underlay. An effective floor underlay is a must for any installation, whether it's for a hardwood floor or an LVT floor.
Our floor underlay collection also includes plenty of quality underlay brands to choose from, such as Marldon, Sika, Duralay, Soundlay, Junckers and Timbermate products.
The importance of good quality floor underlay
Flooring underlayment is crucial for a sound installation of a hardwood or LVT floor. Floor underlay is helps to ensure stability, insulation, sound reduction and protection from moisture vapour as well as helping to keep a room at a reasonable temperature. Floor underlayment forms a barrier between the subfloor and floor covering, helping to ensure a sturdy footing.
Choosing the best flooring underlay for concrete subfloors
Preventing moisture is a key consideration when laying hardwood, engineered wood or LVT flooring to a concrete subfloor. That’s because concrete’s porous nature can result in a level of moisture retention, which could damage or even warp wooden flooring over time. To prevent moisture build up, we suggest an underlay with a built-in vapour barrier that shields your wood flooring from moisture such as Provent, Marldon M-527 Gold or Marldon M-321 Silver underlay. Where a full moisture barrier is needed, we would recommend the Marldon Damp Proof Membrane or Junckers Sylvathene underlay.
Choosing the best flooring underlay for wooden subfloors
Unlike with a concrete subfloor, if you are installing a wooden floor onto a wooden subfloor a built-in moisture barrier is less important as it’s less likely that moisture will be present. Deciding which underlay to choose for a wooden subfloor will be determined by the requirements of each individual installation; whether it be sound reduction, the need for a fully bonded floor covering or just simply a sound base for the floor to be installed on top of, we’ve got the product for you.