Underlayment question

Old 07-16-19, 08:53 AM
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Underlayment question

Going to be putting laminate in basement in the next few months.

The laminate I purchased does not have any underlayment attached. I have also bought DeltaFL plastic underlayment.

I know I need a cushion-y layer in between, which of these 2 options is "better" (it's the Canadian HD site):


The black product claims to be "2 in 1" but I can't really figure out what the 2 layers are. That one is cheaper psf, however, I also noticed it's thinner.

Any advice? If I choose one over the other, will i need to buy another product to pair with it?

I also noticed other "underlayment" products on the website that are cheaper psf but maybe they don't check off all the boxes?
Old 07-16-19, 10:29 AM
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This was the Roberts product that is specifically for basements, you dont want any felt down there!

Old 07-16-19, 07:32 PM
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What does the manufacturer tell you to use?
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I've tried few houses using underlayments from Lowe's and Home Depot, averaging $.56/sqft. But I had better luck with $.12/sqft 3-in-1 from Best Laminate for laminate floors. The term 3-in-1, is Moisture Barrier, Sound Barrier, and Cushion. Wouldn't know how they would perform in basement, though.
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Laminate is not generally a good choice in the basement since they usually have some degree of water infiltration and laminate cannot typically handle water.

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