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Old 12-12-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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What are the best floor underlayments?
For instance, if one floor was going to be hardwood next to a room with vinyl. What would you put under the vinyl to raise it up to the same height?
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How much does it need to go up?

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If you have 3/4" thick hardwood going down, put 5/8" particle board underlayment under your vinyl.
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RTRCon, No vinyl manufacture recommends particle board as underlayment. http://www.umass.edu/bmatwt/publications/articles/underlayment.html

Try the above link for info on underlayments

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Couldn't get that link to open but googling underlayments I found a "gypsum fiber product called FIBEROCK .... available in two thicknesses: 1/4 and 3/8 inch... smooth, has superior water resistance, has higher impact resistance than traditional wood based products, can be cut with a utility razor knife, is made with 95 percent recycled materials and is competitively priced." Anybody tried this?
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That is for tile. Do not use it under a vinyl.

1/4 inch multiply. tech ply, ultra ply or another approved subfloor over 3/8 plywood
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This is what I found on their site.... it's made by USG... and no, I do not sell it... haven't even figured out where to buy it...

FIBEROCK® Brand Aqua-Tough™ Underlayment provides a smooth, uniform surface that is an excellent substrate for various floor covering installations. The Aqua-Tough technology features a uniform, specially engineered composition for superior water and mold resistance, through and through. FIBEROCK Brand Aqua-Tough Underlayment surpasses traditional plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), and lauan underlayments in retaining dimensional stability. Made of 95 percent recycled material, the interior underlayment offers an environmentally friendly alternative to wood-based underlayments. This versatile product may be used in both wet and dry areas throughout an entire home, under vinyl, ceramic tile, carpeting, wood, or laminate flooring. Panels simply score and snap with minimal effort for easy sizing and installation. FIBEROCK Brand Aqua-Tough Underlayment includes a 20-year warranty against buckling, warping, delamination, cracking, and splitting upon fastening.

Once again... has anybody used this?

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