If you’re looking to protect wood floors, carpet underlay isn’t going to do the trick. Wood floors, including hardwood planks and engineered wood flooring, should not be installed on top of carpet underlay!
Can you use carpet underlay under wood flooring?
It is not recommended to use carpet as an underlay for hardwood or laminate floor installation. Underlay for carpet is too thick to use with hardwood or laminate flooring. It may save you money, but it will do more harm than good to your new flooring.
What underlayment should I use for engineered hardwood?
What’s the Best Wood Underlayment? Underlayments made of cork or foam work best when laying down hardwood or engineered wood flooring. We recommend cork, despite the fact that foam is the more popular choice.
Do I need underlay for engineered wood flooring?
Engineered wood flooring can benefit from underlayment, regardless of the type of wood. Engineered wood floors do not require an underlayment, but the added support and insulation they provide are well worth the extra cost and time involved. When selecting an underlayment, it’s important to consider which materials will work best with your particular type of wood floor.
Is underlay needed for solid wood flooring?
A wood floor underlay is not necessary for a solid hardwood floor because it is unstable and must be mechanically attached to the concrete subfloor.