What is The Best Acoustic Underlay for Laminate Flooring?


Figuring out what the best acoustic underlay for laminate flooring can be tough. In fact, really tough with all the different underlayment out in the market. In this article, we will go over what you need to look for to help you determine what underlayment works best for you.

Delta IIC Rating – The Rating Homeowners Should Look For

If you are looking for acoustic/sound proofing laminate flooring underlayment, then you would want to be looking at sound rating numbers listed from each product. However, the average consumer doesn’t know what those numbers really mean or which one to look at. To make it easy, you want to look at the Delta IIC Rating number.

The definition of Delta IIC Rating – Performance gain in sound reduction between two sound test. The higher the number, the better the sound proofing is.

Each laminate underlay will have different Delta IIC numbers, so you would want to look at the numbers.

Here is a chart of our underlayment in descending order of Delta IIC Rating test.

Laminate UnderlayDelta IIC Rating
QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl28
TruFuze Armor24
SoundStep XL23
Acoustic Underlay for Laminate Flooring

As you can see our QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl is our (and flooring industries) best acoustic underlay for laminate flooring.

So what makes QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl the leading product in soundproofing underlayment?

The composition of the recycled post-industrial fibers that make up the underlayment. Highly bound together through our manufacturing process, our underlayment is dense allowing the micro fibers to soak up the sound. Having a dense underlayment allows to be compression resistant, ensuring your floor is supported correctly. Certain foam underlayments have “trapped air”, which can be escaped/crushed in high traffic areas.

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