The importance of the underlayment for the floor installation
Underlayment is of great significance to floor installation. If you are thinking about installing new floor to your house, you might need to give some concern to the underlayment, which is an middle surface between subfloor and surface floor. Ideally, all types of floor requires an underlayment. The purpose may vary but it’s indeed beneficial:
1: it serves as moisture barrier and prevent mold and germ growth;
2: It levels the tiny crack of subfloor and prevent floor damage in the long term
3: It provides shock cushion that makes walking on it safer for kid and senior citizen
4: It provides thermal and sound insulation to create better living environment.
In the market, you will find all kinds of underlayment including PE foam, EVA, IXPE, felt, cork,plastic sheet, even engineered board. It’s not an easy job to choose if you don’t know about it. Hope this passage can give you some idea when you don’t know what to choose.