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Old June 6th 05, 07:18 PM
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Default What to use as an underlay for linoleum

As the subject says really.

The in-laws are having linoleum put down in their (upstairs) bedroom this
week. The guy who is going to fit it says not to put anything down
underneath, just the linoleum straight down onto the floor.

However, as the house is pretty new with MDF flooring upstairs and therefore
virtually no sound-proofing, I think they may be better off using some sort
of underlay. They previously had carpet (and underlay) on the floor and
soundproofing etc was fine with that, however I reckon they'll notice a
difference in both insulation and soundproofing with just lino.

Are there any recommended materials that they could use underneath, or could
they just use those fibreboard tiles that are used under laminate flooring,
with maybe a thin layer of hardboard on top to stop sharp objects puncturing
it?

Thanks,
Shaun.



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Old June 6th 05, 08:31 PM
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On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 18:18:46 GMT, "Code Developer"
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As the subject says really.

The in-laws are having linoleum put down in their (upstairs) bedroom this
week. The guy who is going to fit it says not to put anything down
underneath, just the linoleum straight down onto the floor.

However, as the house is pretty new with MDF flooring upstairs and therefore
virtually no sound-proofing, I think they may be better off using some sort
of underlay. They previously had carpet (and underlay) on the floor and
soundproofing etc was fine with that, however I reckon they'll notice a
difference in both insulation and soundproofing with just lino.

Are there any recommended materials that they could use underneath, or could
they just use those fibreboard tiles that are used under laminate flooring,
with maybe a thin layer of hardboard on top to stop sharp objects puncturing
it?

Thanks,
Shaun.


Soft underlay will make it too easy to puncture the linoleum, which
really needs a firm base. The usual practice is to lay hardboard,
which is then nailed punched and filled with a flexible filler the
joints, such as they are, get filled with similar material. Good
quality linoleum provides a fine, hard wearing floor but any flaws in
the substrate will tend to show through the material as it settles.
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Mike Halmarack

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