Do I always need a vinyl underlay?

No. If your subfloor is perfectly level, an underlay is not needed. If that is not the case, we strongly recommend using a Quick-Step underlay in combination with Click Flex Vinyl and Alpha Vinyl. Keep in mind that the Quick-Step underlays act as an additional sound barrier as well.

Why do we strongly recommend a QUICK-STEP underlay?

  1. Better levelling effect.
  2. Better impact sound reduction (the sound towards neighbors). In the technical data sheets of the underlays you may find the sound reduction values.
  3. An underlay will reduce the creaking noise of small dust and other particles under the floor.
  4. Density and thickness of our underlays have been optimized for QUICK-STEP Luxury Vinyl Tiles floors. Using another underlay might result into damage of the floor and warranty will be void (see specific conditions in warranty document).

What about other underlays?

Be very careful with rubber and other synthetic underlays. Because they can cause migration. If you use a rubber underlay, make sure that the underlay is suited for vinyl floors! Problems with your floor related to a non UNILIN underlay voids your warranty. 

Please note: the information given on this page solely applies to Quick-Step flexible vinyl floors. For details about the installation of Alpha Vinyl, please check the vinyl installation instructions. 


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