The right underlay for laminate

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The right underlay for laminate

Wondering which underlay is suitable for your laminate, what to consider in your choice? We have listed it for you.

The right underlay determines not only the durability and comfort of your floor, but also its sound insulation and thermal properties. With so many options available, it can be confusing to make the right choice. So in this blog, we discuss everything you need to know about underlays for laminate, from materials to specifications and tips for choosing the right thickness.

Why an underlay is important

Laminate flooring is known for its durability and versatility. However, to get the best performance out of your laminate, a high-quality underlay is essential.


  • Reinforcement of the click connection: an underlay provides stability and reinforcement
  • Sound attenuation: it reduces impact noise, which is essential for apartments and homes with lower neighbors
  • Insulation: a good underlay retains heat and reduces energy costs
  • For optimal operation of underfloor heating, we have special underlays that have a low thermal resistance (R-value).
  • Moisture protection: it prevents moisture from the substrate from affecting the laminate, which is essential for long-term durability
  • Longer life: an underlay extends the life of your laminate flooring

Tips for choosing the right underlay

Consider your requirements: Consider your living requirements, floor type and any specific requirements, such as soundproofing or thermal insulation.

Compatibility:Check that the underlay you choose is compatible with your laminate and underfloor heating system.

Thickness: Make sure the thickness of the underlay fits the overall floor construction and door heights.

Types of laminate underlays.

There are different types of underlays available, each with unique properties and applications. A sampling of our extensive range:


With the right choice, you can enjoy a comfortable, durable and quiet environment in your home for a long time. Take the time to research your options and choose an underlay that suits your needs and lifestyle. When in doubt, it is always advisable to seek advice to ensure you make the best choice for your laminate flooring!

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