When installing the flooring it is important to use the right underlayment to keep the floor beautiful and comfortable for a long time.
The floor experts of Arbiton have developed over 20 types of underlays, which fulfill the four basic needs: acoustic comfort, thermal insulation, floor heating and traffic durability.
Arbiton underlayment meets the requirements of EPLF (Association of European Producers of Laminate Floor).
The choice of underlayment should conform to the following conditions to be able to perform important functions and protect the whole floor system:
CHOOSE THE TYPE OF FLOORING
Different floors need underlayment with different functions. Choose the floor you want to install: laminate or wooden flooring – floating; luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) – click system type or Dryback by glueing; ceramics or wood – glued.
CHOOSE THE BASE YOU HAVE
Mineral (e.g. concrete) or non-mineral (e.g. wooden). Mineral bases can accumulate and emit back moisture. Therefore, vapor barrier >> should be used before floor installation. Most of Arbiton’s underlays have integrated vapor barrier and self-adhesive tape. The base condition: displacement, moisture, type of patching, existing floor heating
WHAT ARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR COMFORT AND DURABILITY OF THE FLOORING
Do you have to insulate the floor against cold? Do you want to reduce the noise in the room? Is the premise going to be used a lot? Does the base have uneven surface?
ARBITON UNDERLAYMENTS MEET THE 4 BASIC NEEDS 1. IMPROVEMENT OF ACOUSTIC COMFORT
Acoustic insulation: to reduce the noise of walking. Reduction of the noise of walking in the room (WRS). Recommendation as per EPLF – The reduction of impact noise should be IS >14 dB
Acoustic insulation: to protect against impact noise
2. THERMAL COMFORT
High floor temperature and comfort under your feet. Recommendation as per EPLF – 0,075 m2 K/W
3. FLOOR HEATING
For floor heating systems. Floor heating requires floor covering with low thermal resistance, for better coefficient of the floor heating system or to reduce heat loss! Recommendation as per EPLF – 0,075 m2 K/W
4. FLOOR DURABILITY
For protection of parquet installation click system. Recommendation as per EPLF – Static load resistance should be CS > 60kPa