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What's The Best Underlay For Laminate Flooring?

By Lisa Hobbie 2021

Many products perform best with an underlayment. This prevents laminate flooring from moving and shifting and offers stability and noise reduction.

Greatmats offers the best selection of laminate flooring underlay products, as well as flooring products with underlayment attached. Among the many underlayment options, the following seven are among the best:
  1. Rubber Floor Underlayment 3 mm
  2. Cork Underlayment 12 mm
  3. SilentTread Rubber Sound Underlayment
  4. AcoustiCork R60 6 mm 100 Ft Roll
  5. AcoustiCork RCLT500 5 mm 30 Ft Roll
  6. Fitflex 5 mm Maple Full Roll
  7. Rustic Wood Grain Trade Show Center Tile

These products can be laid directly over concrete or similar subfloor, work to reduce noise, and offer stability. They offer many features and benefits that make them among the best products available anywhere.

The Best Laminate Flooring Underlay Products

Rubber Floor Underlayment 3 mm is a great product to use with athletic and sports flooring. It provides cushioning and will not break down or lose its cushioning benefits over time. It is a breeze to roll out and install without adhesive, and it comes in 4x50 feet rolls.



Cork Underlayment 12 mm is a flooring underlay product that comes in 2x3 feet sheets. Designed for use under stone, ceramic and wood flooring, you'll want to call first before using it under laminate. It is suitable for residential and commercial flooring products. It offers sound reduction and noise vibration reduction, and it is designed to meet building code and condo association requirements when the floor ceiling assembly system is ceramic, natural stone or wood with a suspended ceiling.



SilentTread Rubber Sound Underlayment is another product suitable for commercial and residential applications, and it is recognized for its acoustic qualities. It delivers top notch sound dampening qualities, and the durable rubber material it is made of will not be crushed or degraded. It has an antimicrobial ingredient that prevents the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria, and it is easy to install. Once in place, it lays flat with its superior density.



AcoustiCork R60 6 mm 100 Ft Roll is a commercial quality laminate flooring underlay product that is designed to meet standards for condo associations and building code requirements, as well. The rolls are 6mm thick and 48.5 inches by 100 feet. It is super effective at making the floor soundproof with minimum thickness. The underlyament can be installed using a dry lay or glue down process. It’s 100 percent natural and sustainable made from non-toxic, hypo-allergenic cork with a flecked surface.



AcoustiCork RCLT500 5 mm 30 Ft Roll is another commercial quality product designed to meet building codes. It can not only be used with laminate flooring, but also with hardwood, ceramic, and stone tile. It comes in rolls that are 5mm thick and 4 feet by 30 feet. Made of cork and rubber composite, it offers excellent noise reduction in a product that is 20 percent lighter than similar products.

The Best Products with Underlayment Attached

Fitflex 5 mm Maple Full Roll is an attractive, faux wood floor that is waterproof and versatile. It’s a synthetic, multi-purpose gym floor that requires very little maintenance. Made from recycled, pre-consumer material, it never needs sanding or refinishing. No separate underlayment is needed, as it features a closed cell foam backing. It is also reinforced with non-woven fiberglass for dimensional stability.



Rustic Wood Grain Trade Show Center Tile is a great product If you are looking for a flooring solution that performs well in a temporary event or tradeshow space where anti-fatigue properties and cushioning are necessary. This faux wood tile is non absorbent and waterproof, lightweight, portable, and easy to install without underlayment or adhesive as it, too, has a layer of foam attached to the surface layer. It is attractive and easy to clean.

Greatmats - For the Best Laminate Flooring Underlay Products

Aside from the products highlighted, Greatmats features a number of other underlayment solutions. The quality laminate flooring underlay products deliver comfort, insulation, sound reduction, and hygienic qualities, as well as a thermal and vapor barrier.

The underlayment and flooring options available at Greatmats are of the highest quality, and they offer many features like easy installation, low maintenance, warranties, thickness options, and more.

After reviewing the fabulous products available, you may be wondering how you will decide which one to go with. That’s where the fabulous Greatmats’ team comes in. Just reach out to the customer service staff who will answer any questions you have and help you decide which product is best for your space and application. Regardless of which product you choose, you can’t go wrong when you purchase from Greatmats.
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