What is Underlayment and Why Is It Necessary?
You probably realize that you need underlayment for any flooring material. But what is it and why is it necessary? Underlayment is a stiff, moisture resistant layer between the sub-floor and surface layer of your flooring material. It adds additional strength to your flooring and stops the “bowing” effect that some floors develop when they are improperly supported. Underlayment improves the insulation in your home and can also stop moisture from pushing seams up and out that make your floor look uneven. Using the right underlayment evens out your sub-floors for a flawless floor surface.