Underlay: simple, but efficient
An underlay is a layer of material applied during the installation process between the concrete layer (or the previous flooring) and the final flooring. It is an element that is out of sight, but whose presence is felt with every step. With an underlay, the sound of children jumping and racing is heard less on other floors and rooms, walking becomes much softer and the flooring remains in better condition for much longer.
Aside from these attributes, the underlay still contributes to the thermal insulation of the rooms, which helps keep the space warmer in the winter and, as a result, allow you to save energy. It works against humidity and also prevents furniture or heavier objects from falling and damaging the floor.
Cork for a natural comfort
Currently, among the various types of underlay available on the market, the solutions made with or from cork are the ones that best combine high levels of performance and sustainability from an environmental standpoint.
In addition to being a 100 % sustainable material, cork has a set of characteristics — such as resiliency, production of a dampening effect and a high capacity to absorb impact — which naturally improves an underlay’s performance.
Go4cork underlays are a 100 % cork product specially adapted for laminated floors or solutions that combine recycled materials (such as polyurethane, recycled rubber or EVA) with cork to enhance its natural characteristics.
To select the Go4cork underlay that best fits your case, always consider the final floor you have chosen and your project’s main function.