Why use Silentfloor Plus?
It protects against wear and tear
A lot of subfloors are slightly uneven or bumpy, which can affect the quality of the wood floor installation. Installing an underlay evens out any imperfections in the subfloor, helping ensure the base is level and stable. This extends the lifespan of the flooring because a level and stable subfloor supports the woods locking mechanism. Underlay cushions your flooring from shocks and impacts caused by general use like footsteps and moving furniture.
Underlay protects your laminate against moisture damage
For cold subfloors like concrete, you need to consider a damp proof membrane.
Cold ground floor subfloors are often prone to damp, which can damage your wooden flooring.
An underlay with a vapour barrier helps prevent this.
An underlay provides insulation
Wood can make the floor feel colder in the winter, especially when it’s installed on a cold subfloor. An underlay provides some insulation, meaning the floor’s not quite as cold on your feet.
Extra comfort in your home
For a luxury feel underfoot, you should choose an underlay that provides comfort and sound reduction.
Without underlay, footsteps and motion can cause a lot of noise.
If you have underfloor heating, you need to choose a thermal underlay for flooring. These have a low tog rating’s, like our Heatflow wood & laminate range.
A low tog rating allows more heat to pass through the flooring and into the room.
An underlay can also act as an insulator if you don’t have underfloor heating. So, choosing an underlay with a high tog rating will help your room retain more heat.This could help you save money on energy!