Difference in underlayment and subflooring
Underlayment is the material that sits between the subfloor and the top flooring materials (carpet, tile, hardwood). The underlayment helps to protect the top flooring materials and keep them performing as expected.
Subflooring materials sit between the underlayment and the floor joists. They provide a solid connection to the home's foundation and provides a platform for the underlayment and finish flooring above.
Different materials used
Concrete is used quite often in basements, finished garages and homes with no basement or crawl space. Plank, plywood, OSB and concrete are good materials for ceramic, laminate, porcelain tile and carpets. For hardwood floors plank and plywood are the better materials to consider. Vinyl flooring can go down over plank plywood, particleboard, OSB, or concrete.
Get the right subfloor for your project
Without a strong subfloor, your brand new finish flooring will not last as long as it should. We understand that here at Gowdy Flooring. We have a dedicated specialist who oversees the entire scope of the flooring job from initial design to final inspection.
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