Best underlay for engineered oak floor

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by J d, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. J d

    J d Member

    Hi again people,

    I'm having some engineered oak flooring put down soon. The floor underneath in flat concrete.

    It there a top notch underlay you would recommend ?
  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    I use the natural fibre mats because they're more environmentally friendly and they do an excellent job. I studiously avoid the plastic ones.
  3. J d

    J d Member

    What about the ones made up of a foam (just like the multi coloured foam you get in underlay for carpet) but with a silver backing on it?

    Is that classed as non-recyclable but still a good product?


    KEVIN NAIRN Member

    You firstly need to make sure that the concrete floor has no damp coming through. I would use a damp proof type membrane with a foam overlay (like in a property I own) You could also contact a hardwood floor specialist who do this all the time. Kevin

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