The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has released a white paper on the sound insulation characteristics of various laminate underlayments.

The popularity of hard surface flooring such as laminate has elevated the interest in improving sound insulation in multi-family dwellings. In an effort to more accurately evaluate the impact sound isolation characteristics of the various categories of laminate underlayments available to consumers, NALFA recently conducted Delta IIC sound tests on eight categories of laminate underlayments available in the market. As the test results revealed, all of the laminate underlayments proved to significantly improve the impact sound isolation of concrete subfloors.

To read the white paper, click here .