Does Vinyl Plank Flooring Need Underlayment?
Looking for underlayment to reduce sound?
The only time we suggest underlayment under vinyl tile or plank flooring is if want to reduce the impact sound or sound transmission in your room. The additional underlayment under the floor will help to reduce the sound.
MP Global has designed an underlayment with superior sound absorption. The QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl reached a Delta IIC of 28. This number is the highest in the flooring industry.
So what is Delta IIC? The rating is what the product adds in terms of absorbing impact noise. Click here to view our article about sound test.
Density in Luxury Vinyl Underlayment
LVT is relatively a softer floor compared to laminate. If the floor has to much cushion with soft underlayment, the floor can tend to gather dents and interlocking issues between planks. If you are looking to purchase underlayment for luxury vinyl, look for a denser underlayment that can withstand heavy traffic. It is a good guideline keep the underlayment thin.
QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl Underlayment
The QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl is thin, dense and powerful in sound absorption. Made with recycled fibers, no VOC’s and antimicrobial built in to disallow mold growth, it is the industries underlayment. If you want the best sound rating underlayment with your luxury vinyl flooring, look no further than the QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl.
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