We never forget that the floor is made up of a number of levels and the choice of underlay is as important as your choice of finish.


When we take your order we will discuss what the room is going to be used for, what the traffic levels will be like, and whether there will be underfloor heating or a need to reduce sound for floors below.


Different types of underlay possess different properties, some can help reduce sound transmission between floors, while others are designed to improve insulation.


It can also be used to add moisture protection and smooth minor floor imperfections, while some types have the ability to be installed over underfloor heating systems.


The choice of underlay will therefore depend both on the type of flooring being installed, as well as the room environment.


For example, moisture management will be more important when using engineered wood flooring.  Underlay with moisture management reduces the possibility of mould growth under the finished wood floor and can prevent subfloor or incidental perimeter moisture from damaging the finished floor.


If sound is your primary concern,  sound absorbing, or acoustic, underlay reduces impact sound and inhibits noise from travelling into the room below.


Acoustic underlay is available in various materials, including polyethylene or polystyrene film, cork, rubber, and fibre, and some acoustic underlays enable engineered wood to sound more like solid wood


Tel: 0208 960 6776 Email: sales@fpsflooring.com Visit: FPS Flooring Ltd. Unit 1, 290-294 Latimer Road, London. W10 6QW.