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What should i put under my LVP (luxury vinyl plank) flooring?

5 years ago

We are in the midst of remodeling our entire first floor of our 2 story home (with a full basement).

We are doing 1-2 rooms at a time in an attempt to keep the house somewhat functional. I'm pulling all the flooring down to the plywood sub-floor. I plan to fix any squeaks and then install the LVP.

We chose Pergo Outlast which has a built in pad. I planned on stapling in 1/8 or 1/4" plywood down and then installing the planks. This is what i did when I finished the half bath on the 1st floor last year.

However, i'm wondering if i should ditch the plywood underlayment and go with a rolled or folded pad product (Home Depot offers a variety in stock)?

Any guidance or personal experience would be appreciated!

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