Cork underlayments are the best soundproofing material available that can be used to soundproof any residential floor. Read on to find about fats about cork underlayments and the advantages of such cork underlayments.

Cork contains millions of air-filled pockets per cubic inch, and it is therefore the natural choice for sound control underlayment. These air pockets get compressed under pressure and regain their shape once pressure is removed. The cork underlayment behaves like a cushion between floor coverings such as hardwood, engineered wood, ceramic and subfloor. These millions of air-filled pockets also make cork the best natural acoustic insulation one can get.

Advantages of cork underlayments

  • Best Floor Soundproofing
  • Renewable Resource
  • Acoustically Effective
  • Economical
  • Naturally Resists Mold, Mildew, Insects
  • Moisture Resistant
  • Stress Crack Suppressant
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Fire Resistant
  • Quick & Easy to Install

Facts to remember about cork underlayments

  • Natural cork is the underlayment of choice for soundproofing a floor and sound control in general
  • Cork can be installed under any type of floor covering including hardwood, laminate, stone and ceramic tiles
  • Cork is a natural product which does not rot, it reduces and absorbs the moisture which might be created by condensation
  • Cork underlayment prevents the degradation of the floor covering and the subfloor due to moisture
  • It is a fire inhibitor which does not spread flame and does not release toxic gases on combustion.
  • Cork underlayment is available in sheets and rolls of various sizes and thicknesses
  • Cork rolls or sheets can be used as underlayment for radiant heated floors, floors with radiant heated systems
  • Cork underlayment can be installed under floating floors

Other applications of cork

Here are typical glues used for cork underlayments

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