Do you need underlayment for vinyl flooring?

Do you need underlayment for vinyl flooring?

26 February, 2021

Installing vinyl flooring correctly is significant to guarantee the best results and, therefore, be able to enjoy beautiful and exclusive spaces in your home, in a commercial establishment or in a hotel. Underlayment for vinyl flooring is a fundamental aspect, since depending on the type of model it will be necessary or not. In this...

Installing vinyl flooring correctly is significant to guarantee the best results and, therefore, be able to enjoy beautiful and exclusive spaces in your home, in a commercial establishment or in a hotel.

Underlayment for vinyl flooring is a fundamental aspect, since depending on the type of model it will be necessary or not.

In this post from the L’Antic Colonial blog, we will tell you in which cases underlayment for vinyl flooring is necessary and in which cases it is not.

Floating installation system

With the floating installation system, it is not necessary that the sheets have to be glued to the floor, neither is it necessary underlayment for vinyl floors since they already have one incorporated on the back.

In the L’Antic Colonial catalog you can find two types of joint systems that allow this type of installation: Lock and Drop Lock.

They are characterized mainly because the planks that include this type of system have a built-in mechanism that applies pressure reinforcing the union between them, which eliminates any slits or gaps that may exist, guaranteeing greater security and stability.

In addition, another advantage of this union system is that it prevents water from penetrating, therefore, it can be used in wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry or be installed around a swimming pool.

This type of flooring is quick and easy to install, without the need for a vinyl underlayment. In a blink of an eye you will be able to enjoy a gorgeous floor.

Some of the collections with this technology are:

Linkfloor Branch

Is one of the most versatile collections, due to the multiple possibilities of use that it has. Its appearance is similar to natural wood, which gives any space a great sensation of warmth and nature.

Linkfloor Contract

One of the most cutting-edge collections that you will find at L’Antic Colonial’s catalog is the contract collection of the Linkfloor range.

These are floor coverings that simulate the appearance of braided textile but are actually a rigid PVC support, thin and easy to install without requiring the use of underlayment for vinyl flooring.

Linkfloor Multiformat

If you are looking for vinyl flooring which gives you the opportunity to create an endless number of possibilities to suit all types of projects, the Multiformat collection is the one for you, as the main feature of this model is its variable sized rectangular format.

However, not all collections with floating installation system do not need underlayment for vinyl flooring. In the case of the Hotel Air and Oak collections, it is recommended to use the Linkfloor radiant laminate before the installation of the flooring.

This is a sheet made from recycled rubber with an aluminum layer that allows heat to be distributed and static electricity to be eliminated.

Loose Lay System

Collections that include the Loose Lay system do not require an underlayment for vinyl flooring, since in this case the planks have to be in direct contact with the substrate.

In this case the planks only require an adhesive for self-supporting/removable installations or a double-sided tape suitable for vinyl flooring. In addition, an anti-slip system is incorporated on the reverse side to prevent the planks from sliding.

You will not need much technical knowledge for installation, as it is simple and fast, as we have mentioned, you will not need a base for flooring or to fix the planks together, just place the boards together.

This type of flooring is also highly recommended for zones of heavy traffic, as it can be easily lifted and replaced quickly.

Some of the collections that incorporate this system without having to install underlayment for vinyl flooring are:

Linkfloor Mountain

It’s amazing designs which simulate the look of natural wood will transport you straight into nature. A total of five different tones to choose the one you like the most.

Linkfloor Authentic

A perfect material for home, not only for its easy and simple installation system, but also for offering comfort and spectacular designs.

Linkfloor Terra

For lovers of natural stone, the Terra collection from L’Antic Colonial’s Linkfloor range offers textures and finishes in different tones with this look, which are also perfect for areas with high foot traffic.

Linkfloor Clinker

Would you like a unique and exclusive look for your floors? The Clinker collection is inspired by high quality natural stones, with a standard and versatile format.

Linkfloor Grain

The Grain collection recreates the look of natural wood as a textile vinyl, a unique material on the market that meets the expectations of our most demanding customers.

Gluing system

This system requires more thorough preparation of the support or substrate prior to installation. This system is more demanding in terms of preparation than the others due to the fact that the planks are of reduced thickness.

In this case it is not necessary an underlayment for vinyl flooring as the adhesive is sufficient, but it is always advisable to have a clean and smooth surface.

Since the adhesive adheres between the backing and the vinyl flooring, this type of plank can withstand the most extreme situations.

These are the vinyl floors that use this system:

Linkfloor Leaf

These floors are full of personality and reflect natural light to perfection. This type of flooring is mainly used in high traffic areas due to its resistance.


Linkfloor Roll Contract

If you are looking to renovate any space quickly, this is the vinyl flooring you are looking for. It comes in roll format, making it easy to install. Each step on the roll contract floor is synonymous with comfort.

The perfect vinyl flooring at L’Antic Colonial

No matter if underlayment for vinyl flooring is needed or not, at L’Antic Colonial we have a wide collection of vinyl flooring that adapts to all tastes and designs and, in addition, all of them are easy to install, in three simple steps you will have a dream surface.

We invite you to take a look at our catalog and explore the blog with the latest news from L’Antic Colonial, where you will find a wide variety of ideas that will inspire you to create unique spaces.

We have more than 20 years of experience in the development and marketing of high-end products, all of them manufactured with excellent quality raw materials, thus obtaining exclusive aesthetic results.

At L’Antic Colonial we are always available to our customers, so if you have any questions or doubts, please contact us, we will be happy to assist you.


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