3mm Underlayment 

Underlayment is the most cost-efficient for sound-reducing. It is used on concrete or subfloor for floating wood floors. It is important to make sure that your underlayment is at least 3mm in thickness and comes with water barrier.

SF per Roll: 100SF

Robert's Harmony 3 in 1 Underlayment

Robert's Harmony 3 in 1 Underlayment is a premium padding for use under all floating floors. Harmony provides the moisture barrier, sound reduction and cushioning required for proper installation. Unique construction creates a pocket of constantly circulating air which inhibits mold growth. Ideal for condos, basements, and multi-level dwellings. Comes with an 8 inch overlap with an adhesive strip for easy installation. Both tests measure sound transference from an upper level room to a lower level room. The IIC measures sound such as moving furniture and walking, while the STC measures sound such as voices and television. Minimum sound rating required by most building codes and architects is 50. *Compression Test Results In a standardized test using 1,320 lbs. of pressure, Roberts Harmony Underlayment retained 96% of its original thickness after seven days, compared to only 57% by a leading 2-in-1 foam product.

SF per Roll: 100SF

Green Silent Cushion Underlayment

  • Reduces impact sound transmission
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  •  Allergy and odor control
  • Adds cushioned comfort to floor
  • Does not break down
  • High density will not flatten out
  • Conceals minor sub-floor defects

 

 

 

SF per Roll: 200SF

Material Specification Data:

  • Foam underlayment high density acoustical foam
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Impact Insulation Class: (IIC) Rating 72
  • Sound Transmission Class: (STC) Rating 66

 

Silver Foil Quiet Walk Underlayment

  • Reduces impact sound transmission
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  •  Allergy and odor control
  • Adds cushioned comfort to floor
  • Does not break down
  • High density will not flatten out
  • Conceals minor sub-floor defects

 

 

SF per Roll: 200SF

Material Specification Data:

  • Foam underlayment high density acoustical foam
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Impact Insulation Class: (IIC) Rating 71
  • Sound Transmission Class: (STC) Rating 68

 

T-Molding 

T-molding is a common transition molding. T-molding is used to transition from one floor to another when both are at the same finished height. For example, if you installed laminate flooring in your living room and hallway, and later decided to install it in the bedrooms, then T-molding would be used to join the new laminate flooring with the previous installation. Another example would be where a new laminate or wood floor joined a ceramic tile floor at the same finished height. As you can see from the illustration, T-molding gets its name from its shape. Also note that the lip on each side of the T-molding is supported by the flooring. That is why it is important that both floors are at the same finished height. Any height variation between the two could cause the lips could snap off. Additionally, it is important to make sure there is adequate expansion space between flooring edges joined by the T-molding. The purpose of the extended lips is to cover the expansion space without interfering with the function of the space.

Size: about 94.50 inches x 1.77 inches x 0.47 inch
Matching Color with Laminate Available: 95% Yes
Matching Color with Asian Walnut/Acacia Available: Yes; Special Order
Matching Color with Bamboo Available: Yes; Special Order

Reducer

A reducer is another type of transition molding. It is used when transitioning from a wood or laminate floor, to a lower flooring surface, such as a vinyl floor, carpet or painted concrete. Another application for the reducer is at a sliding glass door, but only if there is no lip or track protruding above the floor. In other words, if the flooring edge ended without butting up to anything, then the reducer strip would be a good choice.

Size: about 94.50 inches x 1.77 inches x 0.47 inch
Matching Color with Laminate Available: 95% Yes
Matching Color with Asian Walnut/Acacia Available: Yes; Special Order
Matching Color with Bamboo Available: Yes; Special Order

Stairnose

Stairnose is used to trim out the edges of step-downs and staircases covered by laminate or wood flooring. It is available in two styles: flush and overlap. The overlap style is easier to work with, especially if you do not have a lot of flooring experience. A lip overlaps the flooring on the top or "tread" of the stair or step down. This style of stair nose is ideal for covering up any imperfect saw cuts.

The flush style of stair nose connects to the flooring through the tongue and groove configuration. If you are installing your flooring on a staircase and you can start each tread off with a full piece of flooring at the edge, then the flush stair nose will not be difficult to use. If you are installing flooring where there is a step down to a sunken living room, you will not have control over whether or not there will be a factory edge at the step down. If you cannot butt the flush stair nose up to a factory edge, there would be a lot of work involved trying to create such an edge. Obviously, this would not be recommended for the novice.

Size: about 94.50 inches x 2.17 inches x 0.71 inch
Matching Color with Laminate Available: 95% Yes
Matching Color with Asian Walnut/Acacia Available: Yes; Special Order
Matching Color with Bamboo Available: Yes; Special Order

Quarter Round

Quarter round is used to cover the expansion gap between the flooring and the wall. If the original flooring did not have wall base installed, it could be added with or without quarter round. These molding types can be purchased unfinished from any local lumber supply and painted or stained as desired. Another option would be to purchase pre-finished molding that matches your new flooring. The illustration above shows the flooring and the expansion gap covered by wall base and quarter round. This is more a decorative treatment, since it is not necessary to use both. It is easy to see that the baseboard alone would have covered the expansion gap.

Size: about 94.50 inches x 1.10 inches x 0.59 inch
Matching Color with Laminate Available: 95% Yes
Matching Color with Asian Walnut/Acacia Available: Yes; Special Order
Matching Color with Bamboo Available: Yes; Special Order

Baseboard

Baseboard is, like quarter round, used to cover the expansion gap between the flooring and the wall. If the original flooring did not have wall base installed, it could be added with or without quarter round. It is not necessary to use bothbaseboard and quarter round. It is easy to see that the baseboard alone would have covered the expansion gap.

Color: White Only
Material: Wood or MDF
Style: Paint/Stain
Size: 1/2" x 4" x 8'

Stop Molding

Stop molding is used primarily on the inside of door and window jambs, so that the door will fit snugly into the jamb, without allowing light to pass through. It is often attached to a flat piece of jamb, so that there is no need to rout out a rabbet [i.e. a groove] to accept the door.

Color: White Only
Material: Wood or MDF
Style: Paint/Stain
Size: 3/8" x 1-1/4" x 7'

Casing Molding

The moulding that goes around the doors and windows and the baseboard where the wall meets the floor.

Color: White Only
Material: Wood or MDF
Style: Paint/Stain
Size: 11/16" x 2-1/2" x 7'

Measurement for Moldings

Trying to determine how much of each type of molding you may need might seem overwhelming at first, but it is really not that difficult. Once you know how each type of molding is used, it's a snap! The easiest type to calculate is the wall base or quarter round molding. Simply measure and write down the length of each wall then total them up. We recommend that you also add about 10% to your total to be on the safe side. After you have the total running feet you need, divide it by the sold length of the molding. For example, if you came up with a total of 960" or 80' needed, and the molding is sold in 96" or 8' lengths, you would need 10 pieces of molding. Again, adding a 10% margin for error would mean ordering one more piece for a total of 11 pieces. If your calculations don't result in an even number – and they probably won’t – it is always better to round up one piece.

When it comes to transition molding, it's a little different. You will need to write down each doorway or opening measurement, and also the type of transition molding that will be used for each one. As a rule of thumb, one piece of transition molding will usually do two doorways, as long as the doorways are less than 36". Also, if you have an opening that is wider than one piece of molding, we recommend that you use two equal length pieces of molding as opposed to one big piece and a small cut piece. You may have a little bit more waste doing it this way, but overall it will look better with the seam in the middle.