Just trying to work out what type of underlay I should be using for a
hardwood wooden floor (T&G) I will be installing as a floating floor in my
Before I continue, I must point out that the basement is completely sealed
with a studded floor membrane that is sealed to the wall membrane. On top of
the floor membrane is T&G flooring grade chipboard (green stuff) glued
The flooring place (Flooring2Go) is trying to get me to use their most
expensive Latex rubber underlay which works out at £3.50 p/m2 - this is
because the standard white 2mm underlay (which you see in sheds etc) is 'not
suitable'. The white stuff I have seen for £1 p/m2 is a considerable saving
for the amount I need.
I`m dubious at their advice, as of course they want me to spend the max
possible. I can`t see why the 2mm underlay would not be suitable especially
with the floor underneath.
What do people think?