So, you’ve decided to float your timber flooring but are now confronted with daunting questions, like what underlay do I use? Or what does dual bond installation mean? Well, look no further, as we take you through all there is to know about floating timber flooring, underlay and dual bond installation.
Floating timber flooring
Looking to save time and money in your flooring installation? Then floating your floor is the perfect choice. It is important however to understand how to choose the right underlay for your home.
We suggest using a closed cell foam underlay for the best results as an open foam underlay will gradually flatten over time rendering itself ineffective. Flooring Online recommends using Embleton’s Hush Platinum 2mm thick premium underlay. This high-density underlay is effective in reducing noise transmission between rooms and with a damp-proof sheet assists in protecting your floors from moisture damage. Depending on the state of the subfloor however, a moisture barrier may be needed underneath the underlay to protect the boards over time.
So, what about a dual bonded floor? Dual bond installation is the ‘Rolls Royce’ of timber flooring installation and is recommended for those who value the sound of silence. With a dual bonded floor you will never be bothered by footsteps or the ruckus of kids and pets in your home.
Dual bond installation is the process of glueing a rubber acoustic underlay to a subfloor than troweling a secondary layer of glue on the top side of the underlay before laying the timber floors. This creates an extremely durable and well insulated flooring option. This method is often used in multi-residential buildings which need to the control the sound of footfall noise between apartments. For optimal acoustics and easy installation, Embelton’s Impactamat rubber underlay is the perfect choice for dual bond flooring.
For more information about floating or dual bond installation, get it touch with our experienced team today.By James Embelton