Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DocTrudy Using the Felt Cushion Underlayment
The cushion underlayment was easy to lay and to attached the next strip which had the sticking overlap. All together it was a pretty fast job before we laid the flooring down. It is hard to estimate the insulation factor, but so far we are very satisfied with this product.
November 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cody Worked great! Beautiful, silent bamboo floors as a result.
Cutting and placing this felt was very easy. The underlayment was nice and even and very easy to install (especially compared to removing and replacing sub-floor). We did click-lock bamboo over top and you cant hear it at all with this stuff underneath, worked like a charm. Adhering one section to the next was quick and easy. Overall no complaints.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bishop Excellnt product
Installed under laminate click-lock type flooring. I have walked on many laminate floors and disliked the hollow sound. This doesn't really eliminate that hollow sound, but it does really cushion the "foot-feel". It also prevents that clicking, crunching sound I have heard under many laminate floors that used the cheapest closed cell micro-thin foam padding. That is a real bonus. It really makes a cheap flooring product sound much better.
The vapor barrier is adequate and durable enough to walk on without marring. The cushioning is great. The sound dampening is good. I definitely prefer this product to the cheapest alternatives. It was worth the upgrade cost.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Antonio Great Product worth the extra costs.
A contractor was wanting to install bamboo flooring in our basement just on the concrete. I stopped him and ordered this underlayment and I'm a happy camper. You can feel the difference and not only that; the floor was uneven so it helped with that and although we needed to put one baseboard gap strip, that was ALL we needed. Buy it for sure. Delivered within 3 days.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by triguy Great Underlayment
I purchased this online only underlayment for my half inch solid bamboo floating floor.
The product cuts easily enough with a good pair of scissors. Lays down flat and the overlapping flap works well. The product works well at dampening floor noise and adsorbing shock from the treadmill. The free shipping to the house was fast and an added bonus.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blueinaboat High-quality underlayment for laminate
We tore out a bunch of carpet and late-90s glued laminate to put in a new snap-together laminate, and the area covered our large living room, kitchen, entry, and hall. Probably about 800 square feet. I ordered 8 rolls of this underlayment ( my only disappointment being that the cheaper 360 square foot rolls were out of stock online), and it was a breeze to put down. It cut pretty easily with a pair of household scissors. The overlapping edge on one side, and the adhesive strip on the other, is well designed. The vapor barrier on top is good and consistent. I live in the desert, and so I was mostly barefoot while doing this project in July, but the barrier held up to light shoe traffic as well. The felt is good quality and consistent thickness. It took me only a couple of days to get all the underlayment and laminate down, and the end result is great, as much from the ease and quality of the underlayment as the laminate we chose.
You can't go wrong with this stuff. I have put down a few floors like this, and this is the easiest underlayment I have used. It lays pretty flat, unlike the foam stuff that is always trying to get back into its rolled position.
July 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Summercloud Among the Best
I'm a retired General contractor. I've installed quite a number of flooring products. Through research, inquires others have used and simple trial and error.
With the concern of a product to perform its absolute design function, ease of installation and at a feasible cost. I have tried every type of installation from nothing to terrible overpriced/rated wonder underlayments.
I have found this plastic covered, recycled fabric offers the best and most benefits per square foot cost.
It lays down easy enough, even sticks to the next run. Doesn't buckle or distort when the flooring is applied. It offers a good moisture and dense sound barrier. Creates a softer and quiet feel on the finished flooring. When cut and placed, there is no waste.
The only problem I can think of is that it is hard to cut. I used a very sharp razor knife, scissors and shears. But the end product if well worth such a slight extra effort.
(not sure why I rated 'appearance' Excellent, it is unseen when the job is done. But, it did look good going down and no unpleasant odor.)
December 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mountainman Good product, BUT
Home Depot delivered the product ahead of schedule...no problems.
Installed several rolls of this product with no head joint, without problem. Some of the flanges that overlap from roll to roll were very thin, and would separate. Not a huge deal, duct tape fixed that.
THEN, we unrolled one roll, and someone at the factory (presumably) had taped a section onto the end, crooked as can be (to create a full roll, i assume). Had to cut that section off and throw it away.
We unrolled another roll to create a head joint where that roll had to be cut, and the rolls were 1 1/2" different in width. Unrolled another roll, and the flange was very different. We ended up just scotching the pieces together best we could. Vapor barrier was consistent, thickness of material was consistent, but the roll width was not. Quality control...lacking. Otherwise would have been very happy with the product.
July 8, 2014