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Old 07-31-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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Cork and water-poof underlayment


For the sake of noise reduction, I read somewhere that you can put down cork on top of the waterproof underlayment (I'm installing on a concrete floor above grade). I was also told NOT to do this.

Anyone in the know, is there a reason why I should not put down cork over the underlayment?

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Two layers of underlayment? Why not just buy one product that is a moisture barrier and reduces noise?

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One layer that is moisture barrier and padding from the manufacturer, one more dense layer of cork to reduce the "tap, tap" sound, typical of laminate flooring.
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In my opinion, that sounds like too much padding and might cause problems with the floor. There are 3-in-1 underlayments that have the pad, moisture barrier, and noise reduction like Floor Muffler, Acoustichoice, etc.
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