Underlay for Engineered Wood Floor

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    Hi all,

    Will be laying approx. 68m2 of 18mm wood floor - does anyone have any reccommendations for which is the best (and most cost effective) underlay to buy and fit?

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    What are you laying the floor on, if it’s on concrete or a chipboard floor then you glue it down and you don’t use underlay
     
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    Its going down onto a chipboard floor......but wasn't keen on gluing it, as you never know if it may need to be taken up for some reason in the future.
     
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    Have you got a link to the floor your having ?
     
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    When I did mine I used timbermate xl or something.
     
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    No matter what you are laying the flooring on you certainly need decent soundproofing underlay.
     
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    Are you secret nailing,floating floor ?
     
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    Will probably look at secret nailing...
     
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    He is hardly likely to make it known on the forum if he is surely?:rotfl:
     
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    I wouldnt recommend using nails on woodchip flooring, they may become loose in a short while and squeak like mad. Screws would be better.
     
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    To be honest I would use this Flooring Adhesive | Laybond Wood MS Bond | Bostik

    I use this all the time we laying engineered wood flooring,you put it down using a 6mm notched trowel and as long as the sub floor is sound then you will not have any squeaking
     
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    Can't really use that if he's using an underlay. Either screws or leave floating are the best choices.
     
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    You don’t use underlay when glueing the floor down
     
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    I know, thats why I said it. But the title of the thread is called " Underlay for Engineered Wood Floor"
    so I assume he wants it ;)
     

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