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Reduce Hollow Sound From Laminate Flooring

Posted by utdel (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 15, 08 at 14:07

Hi Folks,

We have installed laminate in one room and are ready to do another in our house. We have concrete floors. The first room we did got done without any problems. However we are confused about the Underlayment that we used. We used the "Dream Home Quiet Walk Underlayment" from Lumber Liquidators. We were told that this would reduce the sound when walking on the floor. However now we have hollow sound when we walk on it (the floor is flat with no humps or dips). I thought using the premiumn underlayment would take care of this.

My question is what would cause the hollow sound and what underlayment should we use? We would like the sound to be minimal. Also our house is a 1 story house. Any help or suggestions would be apprecated.

Thanks in advance to all who respond.


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RE: Reduce Hollow Sound From Laminate Flooring

It is the nature of the beast. Those upsell underlayments, really do nothing to reduce noise resonance. Maybe in the rooms below the installation but do little for the in room clockity-clock.

If you want some relief, use an attached cushion laminate, and nothing from Lumber Liquidators. That stuff from LL, is know for pinholes in the surface that catch dirt, and start looking like gray spots.


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RE: Reduce Hollow Sound From Laminate Flooring

The attached cushion laminate is better and a thicker laminate will help. Also, there are some quality underlayments that do make a difference. Not from LL's though. Try something that maybe Armstrong recommends.


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RE: Reduce Hollow Sound From Laminate Flooring

As I put in other post and others mentioned, nature of the beast. Furnishings, drapes, pictures, rugs and such will help fill space and rug will help a lot. But he beast is still there. Like I have said before, I don't even think about it anymore.


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