Here’s what to know about flooring underlayment

Here’s what to know about flooring underlayment

New floors like carpet, hardwood, tile, or laminate flooring are what you see and feel under your feet all day. What if I told you there is more to your floors than you know?

Flooring underlayment is installed under your carpet, tile, or any floor you walk on all day. Depending on the style of flooring in your home, the underlay can be different.

What is flooring underlayment?

Flooring underlayment is a layer of material under your main floors. Flooring underlayment helps with various things, from cushioning and insulation to even sound absorption and reducing wear for your new floors.

Flooring underlayment can be all kinds of different materials, depending on what its primary purpose is and what style of flooring is on top of it. Materials such as felt, rubber, foam, or fiber can all be used as underlayments for your floors.

What is the primary purpose of underlayment?

Depending on the flooring you choose, you may not need underlayment. However, laminate, carpet, vinyl, and even tiles require underlayment.

Sometimes the subfloor is not smooth and flat, which is ideal and can cause the need for underlayment. Our flooring company offers underlayment that can help flatten and smooth the subfloor, making it easier to install primary flooring on top.

Now that I know, where do I go?

Our staff and associates at Bill's Carpet Center are experts on floor underlayment, thanks to training and experience. As a result, we can adapt underlayment to your specific needs no matter which new floor covering you choose.

We're here for you if you have questions about products or installation. So share your flooring dreams, and we'll do the rest.
You can visit our flooring store in Rochester, NY. You're in luck, though, because we also service the areas of Greece, Chili, West Henrietta, Fairport, Pittsford, and Penfield, NY.