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  • Great laminate instalation
  • October 28, 2014
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

This underlay was recommended to me by a Home Depot associate as the best value for my money. He was right, this underlay performed as advertised. There were more expensive products, but I can't see any reason to spend more when this product does a great job. Noise control is excellent. When you walk on the floor there is no foot caused noise, and it goes down easy. Our installers were very pleased that we had chosen this product.

Pros High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Effective

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Charles

Fox Lake, IL
65 or over, Male
15 out of 15 people found this helpful
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By: Charles
  • It really works
  • June 16, 2015
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

I have installed a lot of snap-together flooring and always used the cheap foam rolls of underlayment. This time I decided to try FloorMuffler and all I can say is WOW. I used this on the upper level of my split level house and it really reduces the echo sound that usually is part of going from carpet to hard floor. It also reduces the sound of footfall when downstairs to that of or below what we'd hear with carpet. The product is high quality. It does tear relatively easy but is tougher than the typical foam underlayment. It would be very difficult to install perpendicular to the flooring and I agree that the direction it rolls out makes it tougher to install. It should unroll in the opposite direction, with the vapor barrier up. Neither of these are show stoppers. It cuts easily with a sharp utility knife. It does not compress easily but does provide an appropriate level of cushion under the flooring. If you need a high quality underlayment for flooring, this is it. It's worth the price over the cheap foam.

Pros High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Comfortable, Effective, reduces noise Cons expensive

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Carl

Spokane, WA
25 to 34, Male
14 out of 14 people found this helpful
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By: Carl
  • Not Worth the Price
  • February 20, 2015

This is the third click lock floor I’ve installed over a concrete slab in my home. For the first two I used the cheaper semi-transparent foam muffler that gave the floor a dull sound when walked on. For the last job I used 5 rolls of this more expensive muffler hoping to get a floor sound that simulates solid wood when stepped on. The results are mixed. For the first two jobs I laid the muffler parallel to the wood, one piece at a time as I worked across the floor, and had no problems. For the last job I followed instructions and laid the muffler perpendicular to the floor, which meant I had to lay it all before starting the flooring. That turned out to be a significant problem. As many have already said, the expensive muffler tears easily. I scuffed it with tools, knocked holes in it when setting wood sections in place with a tapping block, cut it while moving wood secions, and even punctured it while walking on it with tennis shoes. Catching the seams with tools, boards and my feet was also a continual problem. Although I taped scuffs and holes in the muffler with clear packaging tape, the end product probably had no more barrier integrity than the cheaper muffler laid parallel to the wood boards. The final product has a walked on sound more like a solid floor, but it turns out that just means noisier. The floors with the cheaper muffler now sound pretty good in comparison. All in all, I’m not sure this product is worth the premium.

LightSleeper

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By: LightSleeper
  • Sound dampening!!
  • February 21, 2016

I used this for my trafficmaster flooring (laminate). The install of this product is aggrivating but worth it in the end. You have to battle the roll on the floor until you lay your flooring. But the sound quality makes my floor soft and very quiet. I do not even hear a squeek with my floors!! The battle is worth the effort !! Home depot said this is the best of the best and I believe it!!

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brad22hvac

Madison, AL
25 to 34, Male
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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By: brad22hvac
  • Easy to install, quiet
  • February 07, 2015
  • Recommended Product

I don't understand the complaints about The FloorMuffler not laying down easily and the adhesive being weak. I used two rolls, one of them I reverse rolled the day before, the other I used right out of the bag. The one I reverse rolled ended up with lots of folds in it because it was hard to re-roll cleanly. The one I used out of the bag did curl a little, but that is easily combatted by placing planks on it to weigh it down. I had no issues with adhesion or butting the rolls up to each other. I don't think it tears that easily. I did accidentally push a corner of a plank into it and it ripped, but that's my fault, not the products... This was my first ever DIY hardwood floor install, with just a little common sense, you should have no issues with this. BTW, it does seem to mute foot fall pretty well.

Pros Easy to Install, Effective

Jonalexan

San Jose, CA
35 to 44, Male
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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By: Jonalexan
  • Very Quiet and soft underfoot
  • December 11, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

I chose this underlayment because there was a display at the store that had 5 different types of underlayment (under laminate) with a golf ball on a string. You would tap the golf ball on the flooring to get an idea of the sound deadening, this one was the quietest. I put this in with 1500 sq ft of laminate and it is very quiet, eliminates the "echo" you might expect with that kind of area.

Pros High Quality of Material, Effective
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Joe1

MN
25 to 34, Male
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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By: Joe1
  • Had to get over wrestling with this stuff, and also that you have to start laying this a right an...
  • September 19, 2018
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

Had to get over wrestling with this stuff, and also that you have to start laying this a right angles to what your flooring runs will be. (Means that you cannot lay in rows ahead of flooring rows - have to do the underlayment on the whole floor before starting floor layment :) ). Seams are not plug-and-play, but are acceptable (had to use some Duct-Tape in a few places). Cutting is clean (Scissors mostly - knife in some cases) 1200 square across 2 floors. Was an instructional and entertaining experience for my better-half and I :) ~ Jillian

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Jillian

55 to 64, Female
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By: Jillian
  • This is an excellent product. We used it in all our bedrooms underneath the hardwood floors we i...
  • February 12, 2019
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This is an excellent product. We used it in all our bedrooms underneath the hardwood floors we installed. It really softens the feel under your feet and dampens the sound. It's easy to install.

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lindu61

6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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By: lindu61
  • I installed this under TrafficMaster Lakeshore Pecan flooring and it feels very nice to the bare ...
  • August 12, 2017
  • Recommended Product

I installed this under TrafficMaster Lakeshore Pecan flooring and it feels very nice to the bare feet. It adds just enough cushion and is great for sound deadening. I don't hear people stomping around downstairs anymore. It was also easy on the knees when installing the flooring. It cuts with scissors almost like wrapping paper. In areas where I had to make odd cuts to fit around cabinets and such, I just used duct tape at the seams.

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Reek

6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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By: Reek
  • Nice Product!
  • December 10, 2013
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

This underlayment was very easy to use and install. My only concern was it seemed to rip easily.

Pros Easy to Install, Effective

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Ang18

Wisconsin, USA
35 to 44, Female
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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By: Ang18