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I am looking to buy laminate flooring (Witex). Some come with pre attached underlayment pad, and some dont. Which is better? If I spend the extra with the pre attached, should I also put a regular underlayment down as well? :rolleyes:
 

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I like the pre-attached pad but still use Armstrong 2-in-1 underneath it. Makes it pretty close to one of the other, thicker underlays. This is what I did in my house.
 

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pre attached pad makes it a tad easier, although if you were hoping for a higher end pad, it will not be possible if one already exists.
Although the pre applied pad is higher end than standard. but not the best available.
 

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What is a higher end pad?? What is the best? Cork? My floor is going in the hallway and kitchen (2nd floor), and there is already Linoleum/vinyl down.

Thanks for your advice guys.
 

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cork is definately the best substrate for lam if the manufacturer warranties it.
 

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Attached cushion is better for sound resonance. It kills that hollw sound a lot better then seperate cushion.

It actually voids the warranty on the products with attached cushion, to also used a separate cushion underneath(except firm cork)

If your going over concrete, you will need a sealedm moisture barrier, either way.
 
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