Vinyl plank flooring underlayment - what is it and why do you need it? Explained by a contractor
Aloha, Borys here from the Best Flooring Honolulu store.
When buying vinyl plank flooring, it is important to make an informed decision. There are a number of small details that make one vinyl plank flooring better than another. One of them is underlayment, aka the pad at the base of the plank.
Underlayment is most commonly made from foam or cork. In newer designs, the vinyl plank flooring pad is already attached to the plank and is considered one of the layers. In the older design planks, it is sold separately. Its thickness normally varies from a half to two millimeters.
I recommend always using underlayment when installing vinyl plank flooring because it performs an array of important functions such as soundproofing, insulating, smoothing subfloor imperfections, and softening the feel of the floor underfoot by acting as a moisture barrier.
Our Best Flooring Honolulu flooring has an attached 1.5 mm EVA underlayment with a soundproof level of 69 IIC. You can check available colors in the showroom or at bestflooringhonolulu.com
Once again, I’m Borys with Best Flooring Honolulu, follow me for more tips on how to choose quality flooring and sale notifications. See you in the next video.