The floor subfloor is a hard or soft material that is installed beneath the floor covering and above the subfloor. This layer evens out any imperfections in the subfloor, softens and cushions the floor covering to make it easier to walk on, protects against moisture, and provides some acoustic insulation. Common soft base layers include foam, cork, and rubber, while hard subfloor materials include plywood and hardboard.This is an ideal option if you are installing a floor with a prefixed subfloor on a concrete slab or any other stone floor where there may be moisture. The subfloor provides the fundamental support of the room, while the subfloor supports the material of the floor itself, intended to improve and protect it.
This bamboo floor subfloor must have a minimum thickness of 2 mm to insulate and protect the floor. If you are installing your laminate floor in an apartment, condo, or on the second floor of your house, you may want to consider a noise-reducing subfloor.While laminate floors are quiet when walking, noise can easily be transferred to the floor below without the proper base layer. If your subfloor is not level and you install a noise-reducing subfloor, will it help level out the base of the laminate floor? The floor subfloor is a thin material that rests between the floor covering above and the subfloor below. For example, a layer of foam or cork can work well as a subfloor when installing laminate flooring over an existing wood or ceramic tile floor.The subfloors suitable for laminate floors are very thin layers of foam that slightly cushion the floor, but do not allow perceptible movement underfoot.