Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 32
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gjohnso3 Laying Tongue and Groove Engineered Floor
Once I calculated the layout, so as not to leave a skinny strip to lay, I found it easy to measure, lay and glue the flap onto the next roll. It is quite fragile and tears if you are not careful. Small tears I fixed with some packaging tape.
Acts well as a sound insulation. Noticeable after the bare concrete floor previously, much quieter.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diytect Great quality product
Product is high quality and easy to install.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cadie88 Great Investment
Item compliments the laminate VERY well. I've already noticed a huge different between the heat remaining on the main level. Very easy to lay and cut. Love that it has a sticky strip to lay side to side. Definitely go with the 630ft roll online vs. the 100ft rolls in store because you save about $0.30/ sq ft. Order was pretty fast, got it in less than 2 weeks despite it being out of stock when I first placed the order.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Great Underlayment
This worked great as underlayment for the laminate floors I just installed in my guest bedroom. I was glad I didn't have to install a separate moisture barrier as well, since the Airguard adds cushion as well as having a waterproof top layer.
The self adhesive overlap was another great feature, and the excess adhesive from the first row doubles as a great snag/puncture repair method. The underlayment was pretty resistant to tearing too. I installed it perpendicular to the flooring, so I was walking on it while installing the rest of the floor, and it did pretty well with standing up to the extra wear. I did scrape through it a few times while I was hitting the tapping block with the mallet, but it's pretty easy to patch anyway.
The red top color and clear bottom color help make it easy to keep the underlayment right side up. Plus it's easier to see tears and holes that need to be repaired in the red top coat.
It's also great for keeping the floor from sounding hollow. While I was picking out laminate, I noticed the underlayment display Home Depot has set up in the same aisle. They had a golf ball you could hit against flooring with different types of underlayment below it. The Airguard was one of the best options, and it was also one of the cheapest that actually made the floor sound solid and not hollow.
The only downside is that you'll get quite a few styrofoam beads scattered about the room as you're cutting it. This was particularly noticeable when I trimmed the excess when I
January 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roger Good moisture protection for you laminate flooring
For me Microban protection is a huge factor as it prevents the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria and also inhibits mold and mildew. In our basement we have issues with moisture that causes slight mildew problem that I no longer have to worry about. How effective it is, only time will tell as a month is too short of a time to tell that. Installation was easy. Thickness is okay and better than standard underlayment or pre-attached underlayment. It's more cost-effective to buy this bigger roll and 630 ft will work for most rooms. Sound protection/ deadening is effective but not great. Overall an above average product.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YURI underlayment
very comfortable after put in, EASILY PUT IN VERY COMFORTABLE
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LongIslandDad Airguard Premium 3-in-1 Underlayment
I have been using this product for a few years now and will only use it and nothing else. I have installed several floors for myself, family and friends. I have recommended to friends as well as contractors that I know and all have become fans. It cost more than Rosen or felt paper but you get what you pay for. This avoids the moisture problem for floors, as well as possible squeak problems of wood floating on wood. Also helps to kill some sound between levels.
March 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasAggie06 Good product; very easy to work with and offers a good amount of cushion without making the floors feel hollow
We bought this partly because it was on sale for $0.37 sq/ft but that's turned out to be a steal. I'd definitely buy it again at regular price. It's very easy to lay out, stays in place well, and cuts easily enough with scissors (box cutters struggled with the foam beads though). The red plastic membrane could be stronger, but any holes you put in it with the mallet/block can be repaired easily with packing tape. I can't speak to how it holds up after years of being in contact with the slab foundation, but Microban is a pretty proven product so that's a good feature to have.
As for how it feels/sounds in the finished floor, I'm impressed. The floors are firm, but not concrete-hard. Some pads as so soft the floor ends up feeling hollow but that wasn't an issue for us even though we were using click-lock. The floors came out feeling very solid. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
April 9, 2015