The benefits of floor underlayment are numerous and significant. Installing underlayment underneath your flooring extends the lifetime of your flooring, raises the quality of your ownership experience, and comes with a whole host of side benefits!
Underlayment increases the lifespan of your flooring and keeps it looking newer, longer. It prevents the material from rubbing against the subfloor and wearing down, as well as keeping it from sliding around, which can lead to your floors needing maintenance. The longer your flooring goes without maintenance and replacement, the more enjoyment you get out of your investment.
Installing your floors with underlayment also has other unexpected benefits. Underlayment helps to insulate rooms, which has several benefits on its own. By increasing the insulation in a room, you lower the amount of energy required to heat or cool that room. The added insulation also keeps noise from traveling from room to room through the floors, giving you an extra level of peace and quiet.