The correct use of an underlay cannot be underlined enough. Choosing a suitable underlay for your floor is just as important as the quality of the floor itself in order to enjoy your floor for many years to come. Below the most important points at a glance:
Laminate or PVC
It goes without saying: choose an underlay that matches your floor! For example, you cannot combine a PVC floor with a laminate underlay. You then choose a matching PVC underlay. The reason for this is mainly due to the difference in compressive strength of the subfloor. PVC floors and their click connections are generally thinner than laminate floors and require an underlay with a higher compressive strength than laminate floors.