Noise Reduction Underlay Installation
Installing noise reduction underlay is easy! They can be installed in several ways including floating, nailed down or double glue down. To begin installation of noise reduction underlay, first ensure that the subfloor is level and free from dust and debris. If you are installing on a concrete subfloor, make sure that it is dry and has a moisture emission rate less than 3 lbs per 1,000 sqft. Next, start in the corner of the room and install the noise reduction underlay parallel to the wall. Leave at least 2 inches of extra material overlapping the wall. Once the first roll is complete, roll out the next one making sure the seams are slightly overlapping. You can tape the seams together to provide additional protection and make sure they stay in place (for floating installs). Finally install the flooring on top of the underlayment per the instructions from the manufacturer.