This is how to choose the right underlay for your veneer parquet
When you install a Parky floor, it is installed as a floating floor. That means that the wooden planks are laid ‘separately’ from the underlay and that the floor is not glued down to the screed or other surface. That is because there is a underlay between the screed and the Parky floor.
Why do you need an underlay?
An underlay takes care of minor irregularities, dampens footfall and contact noises and protects your parquet floor against rising damp. In other words, if offers two benefits, namely: it keeps your parquet floor in tip-top condition and increases your comfort.
Parky has developed the Basic and Silent underlays. Both underlays have an integrated moisture screen and are compatible with underfloor heating. The only difference is that the Silent underlay is even more efficient at absorbing noise than the Basic variant. For the best possible protection against damp, we recommend taping together the underlays with our moisture-resistant tape.
Can you also lay veneer parquet without an underlay?
Yes, you can if you choose a Parky floor with an integrated layer of cork underneath. Since cork damps out noise, you will not need an extra underlay. Here’s another tip: in this case, it's good to protect your floor against rising damp with damp-proof film. Just to be on the safe side, it is also best to tape together the strips of damp-proof film with our moisture-resistant tape.