The QuietWalk Carpet Pad is excellent in a basement application! The film side would go up, touching the backing of the carpet. This allows the unique fiber construction to wick away moisture vapor emissions from the concrete, and redirect them to the perimeter of the room where it is able to evaporate.
QuietWalk Carpet Pad is CA Prop 65 compliant, meaning this product does not contain any known cancer-causing substances. We do not add any fire retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process.
QuietWalk Carpet Pad has not been tested as an area rug pad, but it is an eco-friendly low VOC product made of recycled fibers from the textile industry. It does not have any harsh or damaging chemicals added, so it shouldn’t have any affect on the hardwood floor.
One roll of QuietWalk Carpet Pad, which covers 180 square feet, weighs 55lbs.
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SoundStep LV does have an integrated moisture barrier. The Perm rating for SoundStep LV is 0.14Perm. The WVTR (water vapor transmission rate) is 0.18lbs/1000sf/24hrs.
SoundStep LV does have an attached vapor barrier, which will offer water protection for your plywood subfloor.
SoundStep LV can be installed over existing sheet vinyl, provided the flooring manufacturer approves it as a suitable substrate. SoundStep LV is not approved for use with peel and stick tile. Please consider using an alternative flooring product, such as luxury vinyl tile or plank over SoundStep LV.
SoundStep LV is not approved for use with sheet vinyl. Please consider using an alternative flooring product, such as luxury vinyl tiles or planks over SoundStep LV. Telegraphing is a very common problem with sheet vinyl, where the imperfections in the subfloor become visible at the surface.