HD or Lowes Underlayment any good?


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Old 07-14-12, 03:07 PM
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HD or Lowes Underlayment any good?

Hello,

I searched and read a lot about underlayments but could not find a useful answer.
Does HD or Lowes have a good underlayment on plywood for hardwood floor?

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Old 07-14-12, 06:59 PM
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Staple/nail down I presume. Sure. It's called 15# roofing felt. Now if you are talking laminate or engineered click lock flooring, I like the red underlayment with white dots on it. Called Roberts Airguard. Big orange sells it. Check your manufacturer's suggestion as to underlayment to maintain warranty rights.
 
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Good old rosin paper for hard wood flooring is best if the floor your installing is above a finnished room, #15 felt paper if your close to grade or ground level.
 
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Those are all roofing products, not for use between subfloor and hardwood finish floor.

This is what you need. 36 in. x 166 in. Heavy-Weight Red Rosin Paper-36099/35 at The Home Depot
 
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ups, I am glad I asked again.
That is all I need?
 
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If you are laying full 3/4" nail/staple down flooring, yes. You haven't said yet, so we're guessing.
 
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oh, sorry. It is solid hardwood floor 3/4" stapled.
 
 

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