Advantages and disadvantages of using an underlayment under a floating vinyl flooring
In recent years, vinyl floorings have become increasingly popular and have decorated the floorings of modern apartments, houses, and commercial spaces. In the interiors, we often encounter both glued and floating vinyl floorings.
It is floating - or interlocking floorings that win the hearts of customers, especially for their decors that faithfully imitate wooden floorings. When laying interlocking vinyl floorings, it is necessary to keep in mind that in some cases the flooring alone will not be enough for us, but we will also have to obtain an underlayment under the floating vinyl flooring, which will affect the properties of the flooring. It should be noted that some types of floating vinyl floorings are provided with a pad from the factory.
Why are floating vinyl floorings so popular?
The modern underlay materials from which floating vinyl floorings are made and the technologies used in their production make vinyl flooring very durable. Vinyl parts are resistant to mechanical damage, they can handle normal and extreme loads, and yet they retain the surface without scratches and scratches. These floorings are very pleasant to walk on, dampen impact noise, are moisture-resistant, easy to maintain, and are suitable for installation in all types of rooms. Underflooring heating can be installed under them and, if a waterproof locking connection is used, it is even suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.
The installation of the vinyl flooring itself requires a level surface free of all dirt, cracks, and protrusions. It is necessary to place an underlayment under the floating flooring, which will improve the selected properties of the flooring and contribute to its long life.
Underlayment under the floating vinyl flooring and their advantages
When laying a floating vinyl flooring, you cannot do without an underlayment. Although the individual parts of the floating flooring are thicker and harder than with glued floorings, it is still necessary to protect them against the possible drawing of the unevenness of the substrate on the flooring surface. The washer also protects the individual locking joints from damage.
Depending on the selected type of underlay under the vinyl flooring, you can determine the improvement of individual flooring properties on the click system.
With the underlayment you can:
• Reduce footstep noise - reduces the noise level of footsteps when walking around the room. You will especially appreciate this if you have children.
• Reduce transient noise - the pad dampens the noise generated under the flooring and the propagating structure of the building. Such soundproofing is particularly suitable for multi-story buildings, where noise penetrates the ceiling into the lower rooms.
• Protect the flooring from mechanical damage.
• Increase the thermal insulation of the flooring.
• Reduce heat loss.
• Protect the flooring from moisture penetrating the substrate.