Less room for imperfections
Compared to other flooring types, the flexible nature of luxury vinyl tiles requires a thinner and denser underlay. This limits your options for covering up imperfections in your base floor. Especially when laying luxury vinyl tiles on top of an existing floor, you should consider levelling your base floor first.
Minimising noise nuisance
Thanks to the sound-absorbing qualities of luxury vinyl, reflected walking noise is kept to a minimum. Limiting sound propagation between floors, on the other hand, does require an appropriate underlay. An example? Quick-Step’s Livyn luxury vinyl floors with a 4 mm density reduce sound propagation by 6dB. When using the Quick-Step Livyn Underlay, sound is reduced by a total of 14 dB.