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Fibreboard Underlay

Ideal for bridging gaps and joins, and levelling small indentations or protrusions (up to 3mm). Pack of 20 covers 10.8m2. Improves walking comfort and reduces associated noise. Easily cut to size and simple to lay. Great sound deadening qualities. For use with laminate and real wood flooring. Can be used on timber and concrete sub floors. Provides a firm foundation for your new floor. Use underneath laminate flooring to cushion the floor without any give.
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Fibreboard Underlay - can this used under vinyl flooring
I am fitting vinyl flooring in a cold room with a suspended wooden floor with squeaky/slightly uneven floor boards. Can this product be used either directly under vinyl flooring or underneath hardboard with the vinyl floor put over the hardboard?
Asked 4 years, 9 months ago
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Probably need to lay a plastic membrane on the floorboards first to avoid dampness from under the floor getting into the fibre. My impression is that an uneveness of 2mm or more between adjacent boards will not be absorbed well by this material.
Answered 4 years, 8 months ago
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I have personally done this but I'm not sure if its recommended. I laid the fibreboard then laid 4mm plyboard over the top fixed with a spot nailer at 20cm square intervals. I cant see why it would be a problem just try to make sure the nails don't pull the ply into the fibre board to much. This will give you a nice even, slightly insulated base for your vinyl.
Answered 4 years, 9 months ago
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CAN I LAY FELT BACKED CARPET ON THIS BOARD
Asked 4 years, 1 month ago
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 - KETTERING
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i did and it worked just fine, dont listen to people who say you cant, i did it because i wanted to drown out the noise from my downstairs neighbour and it worked.
Answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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sawdustforbrains
 - north lanarkshire
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probably not, as the joints in the underlay may show through the carpet
Answered 4 years ago
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Denry
 - Bingley
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Can I use this underlay for laying floor tiles?
Asked 4 years, 11 months ago
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Our Fibreboard underlay is designed to help laminate or real wood flooring act as a floating floor and cannot be used with tiles. We do not recommend or supply any underlay, designed for the usage under tiles as this will cause too much bounce causing the adhesive to crack and the tiles will become unattached.
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Answered 4 years, 10 months ago
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can i use carpet underlay then put laminate on top?
Asked 4 years, 10 months ago
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tracy10
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No, too soft
Answered 4 years, 8 months ago
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I plan to use this board with solid wood flooring laying onto concreate will this be ok or do I need something else?
Asked 4 years, 11 months ago
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NorthernMonkey
 - Essex
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Depends on how lumpy the floor is, I'd go by what it says on the instructions with the chosen flooring material to avoid a ppossible costly mistake.
Answered 4 years, 8 months ago
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Is fiberboard underlay suitable for fitting in a bathroom?
I would like to use it because of the thickness, B& Q say it is not suitable for splash areas Wickes give no indication one way or the other - would covering it with a waterproof membrane help?
Asked 4 years, 11 months ago
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 - Oxford
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We can confirm that our Fibreboard underlay is suitable to be used within a bathroom, however please ensure that all tongue and groove joints have been sealed using our flooring adhesive, product code 205464

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Laminate-and-Real-Wood-Flooring-Adhesive/invt/205464
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Answered 4 years, 10 months ago
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Is a separate moisture barrier needed with this product?
The high performance underlay (http://www.wickes.co.uk/High-Performance-Underlay/invt/191372) has a moisture barrier included. Does this product require a separate moisture barrier to be purchased?
Asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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When laying this product on a ground floor you should also use a vapour barrier or damp proof membrane beneath this underlay.
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Answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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Can you use this under Vinyl flooring instead of hardboard
Asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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No as the fibreboard’s can not be fixed down.
We suggest fixing hardboard down (For example Plywood) for the vinyl floor tiles to adhere to.
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Answered 5 years, 4 months ago
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What is the R value of them?
Asked 4 years, 11 months ago
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The thermal value for our Fibreboard Underlay is 0.07m2/KW
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Answered 4 years, 11 months ago
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Can they be used for heat or sound insulation elsewhere?
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This product is only designed to be used as a floor underlay. We do not recommend that this product is used elsewhere.
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