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Does waterproof flooring need an underlayment?

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Monday, November 22, 2021, 5:44 AM


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There are mixed reviews about whether an underlayment is necessary for waterproof floors, but we recommend an underlay with every installation for the best results. Today, we will tell you more about that, so be sure to read along to learn more about it.

Take time to consider waterproofing floors


Your waterproof floors can be everything you want and need them to be, but a proper underlayment can add icing to the cake for the most impressive results possible. Of course, some luxury vinyl flooring comes with an underlayment already attached, and in such a case, you wouldn’t need additional options, but not every product offers this service.

If you are installing vinyl flooring directly atop a concrete subfloor, an underlayment is undoubtedly necessary. This protects your flooring from any subfloor moisture issues or dampness, which we can tell you more about while you're here.

And underlayment is used for more than just protection, however, as it adds impressive noise reduction by soaking up random sounds and adds a warmer touch in cold months. You might even consider underlayment as a type of life-proofing that can cover so many areas all at the same time, and we’ll tell you all about it when you visit our showroom today.

Visit us for outstanding waterproof flooring options


Johnson and Sons Flooring is proud to offer flooring and services that genuinely meet homeowner requirements, even when you choose a different material for each room. When you share your requirements with our trusted associates, you’ll find the results you want and need, so spend some time with us today.

We serve residents from Maryville, Tellico Village, Farragut, and Powell, all from our showroom in Knoxville, TN, and we'd love to offer our services to you as well. So be sure to stop by today to find out more about the waterproof flooring options we offer.