thin insulation for floor


Old 01-01-09, 02:25 PM
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thin insulation for floor

I am going to tear up the carpet and pads and install wood floors.
I was wondering if there is a thin roll type insulation maybe at Home Depot
or other that is only .25-.33 thick inch to add a couple of R value back
before I put the wood down. Removing the carpet is going to remove some insulation value so......
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Old 01-01-09, 03:51 PM
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Hi 99, Thin and insulation are going in opposite directions, but you could use the foam underlayment normally used with laminate wood floors. It should give you at least an r-1. The next up in thickness would probably be the pink stuff in the fan-fold, but not sure if it is acceptable to use under wood floors.

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Cork underlayment offers insulative and sound reduction qualities beneath hardwood floors.
Old 01-01-09, 04:32 PM
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The thin underlayments aren't meant for "insulation" properties, just cushioning to lengthen the life of the flooring. If you can access under the floor, add insulation between the joisting. A layer of the cushioning, however, won't hurt, and will certainly help in air infiltration, should you have any.
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