Why Underlayment Matters for Vinyl Flooring

When it comes to installing new vinyl flooring, one critical aspect often overlooked is the underlayment. This foundational layer plays a pivotal role in not just the durability and feel of your floor, but also in its acoustic properties. Whether you're considering vinyl plank flooring for its versatile appearance or durability, the right underlayment can significantly enhance its performance. Dura Undercushions stands out in the North American market, offering unmatched durability, superior acoustics, and unparalleled comfort.

Do You Need Underlayment for Vinyl Plank Flooring?

It depends on several factors, including the type of vinyl, the installation surface, and your performance expectations. A premium underlayment such as Duraquiet 3mm reduces impact sound transmission, provides a comfortable underfoot experience, and even helps with minor subfloor imperfections.

Choosing Underlayment for Different Types of Vinyl Flooring

  • For Vinyl Plank Flooring on Plywood: Plywood subfloors can be uneven and may retain moisture. A high-quality rubber underlayment from Dura Undercushions ensures a smoother surface while offering protection from bacteria.
  • For Vinyl Flooring with an Attached Pad: Even if your vinyl flooring comes with an attached pad, an additional layer of underlayment from Dura Undercushions can enhance its acoustic properties and comfort underfoot.

What Underlayment is Best for Vinyl Flooring?

There are several types of underlayment available, but rubber underlayment, like Duraquiet 3mm, is often recommended for its resilience, acoustic benefits, and comfort. Its ability to resist compression and bounce back under pressure makes it ideal for high-traffic areas, ensuring your floor remains stable and comfortable for years to come.

Can You Put Vinyl Flooring Directly on a Subfloor?

Installing vinyl flooring directly on a subfloor is possible, especially with modern luxury vinyl plank (LVP) that has a rigid core. However, skipping the underlayment can lead to issues down the line, including reduced comfort and soundproofing. Dura Undercushions provides a protective layer that not only extends the life of your flooring but also improves living conditions by dampening sound.

Why Dura Undercushions is Your Best Choice For Vinyl Flooring

Dura Undercushions stand out in the market for several reasons:

  1. Durability: Designed to withstand heavy furniture and high traffic, ensuring your floors look and feel good as new for years to come.
  2. Acoustics: Superior sound absorption qualities makes Dura Undercushions an ideal choice for multi-level homes or apartments, where noise reduction is a priority.
  3. Comfort: The cushioned support offers a softer feel underfoot, making your living spaces more comfortable.

Elevate Your Vinyl Flooring with the Right Underlayment

Choosing the right underlayment for your vinyl flooring is essential for achieving the best possible outcome for your installation. Not only does it affect the feel and performance of your floors, but it also impacts the overall ambiance of your space through sound reduction. With Dura Undercushions, you're investing in a premium underlayment that promises durability, acoustics, and comfort, ensuring your vinyl floors exceed expectations in every aspect.

Remember, the foundation you choose for your vinyl flooring can greatly influence its longevity, appearance, and functionality. Dura Undercushions provide a superior foundation that enhances every aspect of your flooring, making it the smart choice for homeowners and professionals alike. Contact us today to get your project started!