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Old 07-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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I am about to install a floating engineered wood floor. It will be in a second story bedroom with no moisture concerns. It will be installed over a very level and even OSB subfloor. Do I need an underlayment? And if so what? I have been researching this and have seen everything form no underlayment to 1/4 inch cork and everything in between.

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No you don't NEED an underlayment. You can simply use roofing felt like under nail down hardwood just to have a break between the OSB and underside of the engineered wood. Sometimes a felt type pad helps to quiet the wood. I've done both with good results

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A cork underlayment will give you the most bang for the buck when it comes to sound transference.
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If cork is not available where you are. CERAZORB - http://www.cerazorb.com/index.htm

is also a product designed to absorb sound transfer. You said your installing on a second floor.
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Always seem to get great feedback here. Thanks gentleman
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