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Old 05-29-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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I'm putting my pricing together for my hardwood floors, and I wonder if anyone has a recommendation for the underlayment. I see that they have paper and something at lumber liquidators called insulayment. Recommendations and reasonings?

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and I forgot to mention, it's a solid 3/4" x 3 1/4" prefinished stained maple.

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Most hardwood floor installers use rosin paper or 15# felt paper.

Felt paper is typically used on a floor with a possible moist area below--such as a basement or crawl space---

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So, between the felt and the rosin paper, is felt only used for moist areas. I live on Conifer Mountain in Colorado, so air is very dry. Installation will be above ground, above walk-out basement.
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Some installer only use the felt paper--so you can err for caution and use that if you have any doubts.

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