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    Do I need underlay for a vinyl floor?

    Flooring Specialists

    Is an underlay a necessity if I want to have a vinyl floor installed in my living room?

    Asked by Simon on 19th Jan 2022
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    Best Answer

    L&K Construction

    "Underlay isn’t necessarily required if the floor is level and the vinyl is of a certain quality and thickness. For laminate, I would go with a thicker underlay 100%, for vinyl, not really required. If the vinyl is very light or poor quality, I’d say get underlay.

    Hope this helps?"

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    SL carpets

    "Hi, underlay underneath vinyl floor will not work as it will make the floor too “spongy” a high heeled shoe for example would go straight through bursting the vinyl"

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Csp carpentry

    "Not necessarily! The vinyl requires a flat and firm surface underneath."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Nigel’s Flooring

    "Vinyl flooring does not require underlay unless its the click stuff which I personally think is an excuse for a floor"

    Answered on 30th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Nc-landscapes

    "Hi.
    As long as the floor you’re putting the vinyl on to is nice and level then there should be no need for underlay although it doesn’t harm it if you put it down but I certainly wouldn’t if the floor is level enough which it should be."

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    PES Ltd

    "Hi Simon,
    it's not required, underlay is not necessary to have a vinyl floor installation."

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    pindwarbros global Enterprise

    "Underlay. Most vinyl floors don't need an underlay. If the surface you're laying on is level and smooth, a well-cushioned vinyl floor should be fine on its own. Our Pindwarbros Luxury Vinyl Click flooring is laid using the same technique as laminate options in that it's loose-laid creating a "floating floor""

    Answered on 23rd Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    MG Flooring

    "Definitely not!!! Vinyl has to be installed on a firm-level subfloor"

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Mazur contractors ltd

    "You can get acoustic underlay and fit for vinyl for example from poly floor ."

    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Comfy Floors Ltd

    "Hi

    If you put underlay under vinyl flooring then that would make vinyl feel soft & it will get damaged to easily with heels & with legs of chairs & dining table.

    Best results will be achieved only if floor is flat & solid.

    Thank you"

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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