Not necessarily–but you may want one anyway for your luxury vinyl flooring. They can be beneficial for many reasons.
Please continue reading to learn more.
What is an underlayment?
This thin material, such as felt, foam, or rubber, lies between the subfloor and the surface. It adds stability, reduces noise, enhances comfort, and helps hide subfloor imperfections; often, these travel up to the surface, impacting appearance.
They also act as moisture barriers. Luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof and highly durable. It’s almost impossible to harm, but there’s always a possibility of cracking or other damage.
If that happens, the vapor barrier will prevent moisture in the vinyl plank flooring, a form of luxury vinyl. It just adds some extra protection in case you need it.
When don’t I need one?
Some luxury vinyl products will come with an underlayment already attached. If yours does, there's no need to buy an additional one; that can create height problems and other issues.
Luxury vinyl flooring can be installed easily over any subfloor, including cement. All it needs is for the subfloor to be clean, dry, and level.
The most value per decorating dollar
That's luxury vinyl! It is:
1.Stylish, with true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile. Luxury vinyl flooring in Grass Valley, CA, has depth, dimension, and textured looks.
2.Affordable: it looks like genuine materials, but only your wallet will know.
3.Durable, with a transparent, robust wear layer that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents.
4.Waterproof, whether submerged or spilled on.
In addition, it’s low maintenance, requiring only regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Finally, installation is simple, especially when it's installed as a floating floor.
Flooring experts in Grass Valley. CA
Luxury vinyl flooring is genuinely innovative, and your imagination only limits you. Let the family-owned Premier Flooring Center staff show you how you can transform your home (and your life!).
Visit our showroom in Grass Valley, CA. You'll see wood looks like "Timeless Structure" by Congoleum, or marble or stone looks like "Tile Options" by Pergo Extreme. We service Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Auburn, and Rough and Ready, CA.