It is very versatile and can be used in Floating, Staple Down, and Glue Down installations. While ¼ inch cork underlayment is the most commonly used, and considerably reduces and eliminates noise, using ½ inch cork can reduce noise by an additional 200 percent than that of ¼ inch. When choosing the type of flooring for your project, and when deciding upon cork underlayment, keep in mind that cork is not waterproof. If you are using waterproof flooring such as Vinyl or SPC, be sure to cover the layer of cork underlayment with a 100% waterproof rubber underlayment before flooring installation commences. Not only will the rubber underlayment protect the cork, it also acts as another sound barrier itself. Listed below are some just a few of the benefits of choosing Cork Underlayment.
Cork Underlayment drastically reduces the following:
Onset of noise such as foot step
In-air noise from TV’s, conversations, and music
“Echo” or noise that bounces off the empty space in a room
Vibration and “buzzing” feeling in the floo
Noise from all directions; not just to the benefit of your neighbor below