Underlayment is a part of flooring installation that usually gets overlooked. It may not be as pretty as the surface or “finish” layer of your flooring, but does play an important role. Montana Flooring Liquidators offers many varieties of underlayment to fit many floor coverings. We deliver to the Billings areas and offer other affordable products and services. You can extend the life of your floors and make your home more comfortable with this simple addition. Learning about the different types of underlayment and how they work can help you save money in the future. It can also prevent you from making expensive mistakes. Our experts will offer you the advice you need in order to make a sound decision on which underlayment will be right for your floor type. All products that you view are quality tested for long-term use. And with all of our products costing less than other local competitors, you can find exactly what you need at the right price.
What is Underlayment?
You’ve heard that you need underlayment. But what is it? Underlayment is the stiff, moisture resistant layer that comes between the subfloor and surface or “finish” layer of your flooring. It provides additional structure to your flooring. This prevents the “bowing” effect that some floors can have when they are not supported. It also prevents hollow knocking noise and improves insulation in the home. Having an underlayment material under your flooring can also prevent moisture from pushing seams up and outward, leaving your floor uneven. The right underlayment will level out your subfloors for a flawless floor surface and offer other benefits, depending on the type.
Types of Underlayment
Now that you understand what underlayment is for, the next step is figuring out what type you need. There are a few different types of underlayment, each with its own benefits and uses. They are: