underlayment for engineered wood floor

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Old 08-31-02, 04:24 PM
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underlayment for engineered wood floor

I finally got my wood a 9/16 Asian Oak going over concrete floor.
What should I use for the underlayment/pad?
Found a 3in1 Silent step at home depot it's only ~ 1/16 th thick
so I am not so sure it's going to do what it promises & costs 66c a sq ft.
Is there you would recommend that would do the job, may be a little thicker
and doesn't cost so much?

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Old 08-31-02, 07:35 PM
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Mik:

Does the manufacturer recommend any one particular type? I don't know if you have any warranty to go on considering you are doing it yourself. Ordinarilly there aren't any in that case, but for those having installations like this done professionall it's very important to follow the manufacturers specs. Any type of substituted materials can easily void a warranty. For floating engineered hardwood floors Volara foam is recommended quite a bit.

You can find this product at www.ifloor.com for .56 per square foot.

Ken Fisher
www.floridawoodfloors.net
 
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Old 08-31-02, 11:09 PM
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Talking Thanks

Thanks a lot for the advice!

I am not too worried about the warranty, just wanted to lay the floor right.
I purchased floor over the internet and donít think I am getting any warranty.
Thanks again.

Mik
 
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Lightbulb forgot to ask a question

May be a couple....

First; is it better to use Volara or a combination of ľ " cork and a vapor barrier?
Second regarding a floating application again;
I will be doing a floating floor on the second floor of the house too and was wondering how should
I transition from that floor ing the hallway to the staircase where it should be glued or nailed but never floated?

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Old 09-03-02, 12:12 PM
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just putting my post on top....

Just put my post on top

First;
is it better to use Volara or a combination of ľ " cork and a vapor barrier?
I do realize that cork is more expansive but Volara tech. Sheet does not imply that it is a vapor barrier
Just " Low water absorption and vapor transmission "

Second regarding a floating application again;

I will be doing a floating floor on the second floor of the house too and was wondering how should
I transition from that floating floor in the hallway to the staircase where it should be glued or nailed but never floated?

Thanks
 
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Which thickness of volara for engineered hardwood underlayment

There are several thicknesses of Volara. Which should I use an underlayment for my 1/2" Mohawk engineered hardwood over the concrete base in my rooms? This is an eight year old house, and I am replacing carpet with hardwood. There will be some leveling.

Thank you,
Sandra
 
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