Originally Posted by Dave-Denver
My situation is exactly like the OP... and I am only focused on minimizing noise. (no moisture, temperature, etc issues.)
OP... what did you use and what what your experience?
I ended up using the higher end underlay. I figured since I was using a higher quality laminate, I would do it right, so I wouldn't regret it later.
A buddy of mine did laminate in a kitchen, hall and bedrooms, he used the lower end underlay in the bathrooms. He claims a noticable difference in sound.
That said, he used cheaper 8mm laminate, so that may be the cause, but I must say, with the higher end laminate and underlay, I am happy with how quiet the floor is. For the extra 80 dollars, I feel it was the right choice!
Good luck with your project.