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Vinyl Underlayment Options

Vinyl Underlayment Options
Underlayments are a great option for reducing sound and adding comfort under luxury vinyl floors.

Floorté styles with “Plus” in the name feature an attached acoustical pad. The following underlayments can be installed with luxury vinyl styles, including Floorte Plus styles, for enhanced comfort and acoustics underfoot.

Bravo III

  • Acoustical flooring Underlayment
  • "Just right" thickness for comfort and stability
  • Seam overlap protection with peel and stick adhesive strip eliminating the need to tape seams when installing over concrete
  • Closed cell construction for better sound control
  • Bonded polyethylene layer provides a moisture retardent barrier
  • For use over concrete or wood substrates on all grade levels
  • Made in USA

Bravo specifications


  • Loose-lay and float LVT/LVP
  • Excellent sound absorption
  • Made of 100% polyurethane foam using rapidly renewable resources blended with post-consumer granulated rubber tires
  • Extends Shaw residential wear warranty 5 years
  • Moisture Retarder film
  • Smooths out minor subfloor irregularities up to 1/32"
  • Suitable for use with radiant heat flooring
  • 3' x 33.34' / 100 sf per roll
  • 1.9 mm thick

Hush II

  • Loose-lay Hush II and float LVT/LVP or glue Hush II and glue LVT/LVP
  • Not to be used for grouted LVT installations
  • Excellent sound suppression over concrete or wood truss system
  • Blend of cork and recycled EVA foam granules
  • Extends Shaw residential wear warranty 5-years
  • Contains 85%+ by weight recycled material
  • Suitable for use with radiant heat flooring
  • 42" x 80' / 280 sf per roll
  • 2.5 mm thick

For flexible LVT only (not for use with Floorte styles):


SELITAC® Underlayment

  • Folding fanfold panels are easy to lay, easy to latch and easy to cut
  • Fine-celled, extruded polystrene foam offers thermal insulation
  • Corrects minor subfloor imperfections and cracks
  • Superior compression strength protects against damage at the seams
  • Moisture and vapor proof
  • Simple to lay fanfold design
  • Easier to work with than roll-type underlayments
  • 100% recyclable
  • 2mm thick

SELITAC® specifications