Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 26
Rated 5 out of 5Â by diytect Great quality product
Product is high quality and easy to install.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 3 out of 5Â by pmike It's ok, nothing special.
This stuff does work, but it's nothing special. It's super thin, even with the little (almost microscopic) styrofoam balls. I haven't noticed any excessive noise as others have noted. Neither have I noticed any sound deadening with this product. And I can only assume that it is an effective vapor barrier...time will tell. My opinion is that this stuff is no better (or worse) than the cheapest foam underlayment at Home Depot. But it cost twice as much! When I do the upstairs of the house with laminate I think I'll use 1/4" cork underlayment. I've read really good reviews on the sound deadening effect of cork with limited, firm cushioning effect.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by newhomeowner It is worth buying the bigger rolls online
If you are in the position of having to re-floor an entire house, a larger area or home I strongly suggest buying these larger rolls. These are apparently only available online. If you purchase in store you can only get the smaller rolls. It is worth waiting for the online shipment vs. spending more money on an in store purchase.
Product seems to work nicely.It both muffles noise and was recommended for water damage protection by letting air circulate via the white bubbles imbedded in it. I can not confirm that statement but our installer recommended it and he knows his stuff!
February 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by James Good product. Easy to use. Feels solid underfoot.
I installed this 3-in-1 underlayment product under approximately 500 sq. ft. of a popular brand of laminate flooring sold at The Home Depot over concrete (treated with DryLock masonry waterproofer) in a finished basement. I considered buying flooring with the underlayment preattached, but the preattached underlayment was inferior (cheap foam) and the cost of the flooring with the underlayment preattached was much greater than purchasing underlayment and flooring without underlayment preinstalled separately. The preinstalled underlayment also leaves a small gap where the laminate flooring clicks and locks together, which is another reason I decided it was better to purchase underlayment and flooring separately. This product is light-weight (about 20 lbs for the entire 630 sq. ft. roll) but because it comes in a single continuous roll with a length of 189 ft., it can be a bit awkward for one person to carry. The thickness of the material is 1/8 inch (3 millimeters). The usable width of product is 40-inches with an 8-inch overlap which has a tacky adhesive which allows for the product to be reposition, if necessary. I wanted a more permanent and impervious seam, so after positioning the seam where I wanted it, I ran a strip of 2-inch Gorilla-brand duct tape along the entire length of each seam, as a sort of belt and suspenders approach, to ensure the product didnât separate over time. Having previously installed laminate and engineered hardwood using a different brand of underlayment that didnât have beads to allow air to pass underneath, I was concerned the floor would feel spongy, but thankfully it doesnât. When I removed the old underlayment, I noticed an accumulation of black mold and a moldy smell. My basement is dry and the sump looks like itâs never seen water, so I was surprised to find mold. The airflow created by the beads floating about the floor is supposed to defend against mold. While itâs too early to know if this underlayment effectively controls mold, it does provide the added benefit of a small R-value, which is noticeable as compared to the single-layer product I had used in the prior installation. The product is essentially thin plastic sheeting with Styrofoam beads adhered to one side. The beads do come off during unpacking, handling, and product installation, but losing a few (hundred) beads doesnât materially affect the installation or product effectiveness. Iâd read that the product will lose some height due to compression under weight, so I held off reinstalling the baseboard moulding for a couple of weeks to allow the floor to settle so as not have an unsightly gap between the settled flooring and the base moulding. Overall, itâs a good product and is reasonably priced as compared to other underlayment products. It cuts easily with a razor knife or scissors and is easy to work with. Although, in my opinion, the products doesnât look and feel âhigh-qualityâ compared to other underlayment products, it does work well which I suppose is all that really matters, especially since no one sees the underlayment after itâs installed underneath the flooring.
June 4, 2014