WHY USE CORK UNDERLAYMENT?
Natural cork composition is an excellent underlayment material, providing a good sound barrier, insulation value, & stress crack protection. Cork offers significant benefit over alternative materials and is economical.
Cork is a natural material, extremely effective for sound control (independently tested according to ASTM standards for acoustical values) and is an effective thermal insulation barrier. In addition, cork offers important stress crack protection.
Quite easy to install, environmentally friendly, cork underlayment does notdeteriorate after years of use and is an ideal and economical solution for your underlayment requirements. Specification Data on Product #8244 is available on request.
The preferred underlayment panel is APA underlayment grade plywood, minimum thickness of 1/4″, with a fully sanded face. Note:Particleboard, chip board, Masonite, and lauan are not considered the most suitable underlayments.
Natural Cork underlayment is available in rolls 4′ x 50′ x 6mm (ships via UPS), 4′ x 98′ x 6mm, and 4′ x 200′ x 3mm thickness. Cork rolls can be easily sheeted with a sharp knife or razor blade.
Cork underlayment will provide outstanding results, in applications under:
Hardwood Flooring, Engineered floors, Floating floors and Laminates
Use cork underlayment with Radiant Heat