When you are installing a new wood floor, you’ll want to be sure you choose the most beautiful wood possible. But as gorgeous as they are, your wood floors will eventually start to wear out. One way to make them last is to add an underlayment.
Stability important for your wood floors. A damaged floor isn’t as stable as it should be. Plus, whenever you replace the old wood flooring with newer planks, you might damage the subfloor underneath the wood. Adding an underlayment can prevent damage from lack of stability.
Cushions the Floors
The cushioning effect provided by the underlayment makes the floor easier to walk on. Over time, foot traffic will cause your wood flooring to wear down, luckily, underlayment can slow down that process. While you will need to repair, refinish, or replace your floors at some point, an underlayment can help them last longer before larger maintenance projects are required.
When your hardwood floors start to make noise, the noise can quickly grate on your nerves. With an underlayment in place, you can make those noises stop. It’s especially important to add one when your children and pets running around the house, which can make the noises louder.
Controls Moisture Damage
Moisture can be a problem year-round. Fall and winter are a bit drier than spring and summer, but you should still expect rain and mud to come into your home throughout the year. Plus, there’s always the possibility someone might spill water or some other liquid on the floor. Adding an underlayment helps control moisture damage, especially from humidity.
Helps Insulate the Floor
When it’s cold out, all you want to do is keep your feet warm. Socks and slippers are great solutions, but what if you prefer to walk around at home while barefoot? An underlayment helps keep your wood floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by providing an extra layer of insulation between the hardwood surface and the subfloor.
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving clients in Harford, Baltimore, Cecil, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties and surrounding areas for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.