Underlayment - yes or no

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Old 12-31-08, 11:41 AM
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Underlayment - yes or no

I live in a condo on the first floor. Under my floor is a parking garage. Do I still need to install underlayment under my laminate flooring?
 
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Yes

Just follow the directions.
 
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Failure to follow manufacturer's instructions for subfloor prep, vapor retarder, underlayment, etc. will void warranties.
 
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I noticed some laminates already have underlayment. Does yours?
 
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No, my floors do not already have underlayment. I'm going with the 25cent/sf underlayment rather than the 60cent/sf. I've been told it's just as adequate though a little noisier. I live on the first floor and no one is under me, so I figure a little noise is okay.
 
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The under layment is for you not the people below you. I helps soften the noise of you walking. I would go with the best you can afford, it also helps to even out the floor from some inperfections but not all.
 
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