A standard foam underlayment is a good choice for placement between a subfloor and the laminate flooring being installed. This type of underlayment is effective in any area that does not suffer from extensive moisture.Continue Reading
If the area where the laminate flooring is being installed has a high moisture potential, a combination foam underlayment offers additional protection. This product uses both foam and a vapor barrier to protect the laminate floor from damage.
Cork underlayment is another option for placement underneath laminate flooring. Cork offers significant noise reduction as well as anti-microbial properties, but it is generally more expensive. Use of cork underlayment increases laminate installation costs by up to 50 percent.Learn more about Building Materials