When installing a floor of almost any type, you will need to first put down an underlayment, which is a layer between the concrete and the ground cover you want to install. While many people understand this concept, not a lot of people actually know how it benefits them. So, let’s a look at some of the benefits you can expect, so that you can feel comfortable in investing in quality when installing your floor.
Moisture and Spill Resistance
Even in the most controlled and sanitary places, spills and moisture are very difficult to avoid. Whether it’s kids spilling drinks, air conditioners leaking, or even just condensation from a window, spills and moisture are inevitable. Fortunately, with flooring underlayment, you don’t necessarily need to worry about these, and as long as they are cleaned up relatively quickly, they will not seep underneath tiles or into carpets and cause damage.
Temperature and Impact Durability
An extra layer offers another benefit in that it is resistant to impact and temperature as well, which is important if you live in a cold climate or experience a lot of foot traffic. While minimal walking will not tend to damage most typical surfaces, when it receives almost constant traffic it may require underlayment to support it.
The Extra, Unexpected Benefits
While the previous points already prove the value of adding an extra layer, there are still a few more unexpected benefits, as shared by About Home, such as:
A softer, more comfortable step
A better surface for tiles or carpets to adhere to
Reduced chances for vermin or pest infestation
With all of these benefits, it’s not at all difficult to see why so many people choose to install this extra layer in their homes, businesses and personal areas. To discover more about this product and the different types, contact Dex-o-Tex today and speak with our consultants.