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3/4" hardwood floor...what to use as underlay??

10 years ago

Hi all,
I'm trying to understand what I need in order to get the floors on the main floor of our bungalow redone.

I just put in an order for 550 sqft of 3/4" solid hardwood (oak). They flooring place recommended a few cheap and some expensive underlays for the hardwood, but I'm not sure what to get.

Does it make sense to get something like this:
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/200-sqfeet-50feet-x-4feet-x-1-4-inch-cork-underlayment/804719

To place between the wood subfloor and the new hardwood? We'd like to be able to reduce noise transmission to basement is possible, and the added thickness of the underlay above would work well in our case (since previous owner re-tiled kitchen and bath without removing old tiles).

Thanks for any advice/tips.

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