5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment

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Description - Our 5mm pre-cut rubber underlayment offers superior sound insulation at the best price. 5mm rubber underlayment has been shown to outperform all leading forms of underlayment including 12mm cork and 12mm foam. Rubber is great to use in areas that are at and above grade and is a great underlayment in areas where water may be present. This flooring underlayment is also mold and mildew resistant which is due to the fact that rubber does not hold water. This sound proofing underlayment can also be installed directly over concrete or wood and does not have to be adhered to the system via adhesive. You can also float the underlayment in a free floating assembly.
Material - Comprised of 100% recycled material.
Width - 4 feet wide per roll.
Length - Our pre-cut rubber underlayment comes in 25’ lengths.
Thickness - 5mm (Approx. 3/16”).
Weight - 0.83lbs./sqft.
Origin - Made in the USA.
Recommended Uses - Our 5mm rubber underlayment offers a solid surface underneath flooring surfaces, and is a popular choice for hard surfaces such as hardwoods and natural stone. But it has also been successfully used under luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and plank, ceramic tile, laminate, engineered wood, real wood, marble, brick, pavers, parquet, carpet and tiles. It is not recommended for VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile), vinyl, and linoleum.

  • Our 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment typically ships within 5-7 business days and delivers within 7-12 business days depending on your location.
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Highlights

  • Our most popular underlay.
  • IIC 60, STC 53.
  • Mold and mildew resistant.
  • Has been shown to absorb sound better than 12mm cork and 12mm foam.
  • Made from over 80% recycled material.
  • Do not use with linoleum, vinyl, or VCT (vinyl composition tile).
  • Can be used with natural stone, hardwoods, laminate, engineered wood, LVT, real wood, and tiles.
  • Can be adhered with a polyurethane adhesive, staples, double sided tape, or nails.

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Features

Rubber Underlayment

  • Why rubber underlayment?
 

Rubber underlayment offers superior sound resistance, is versatile and resilient. Comprised of recycled materials, this environmentally friendly product provides cushion underfoot as well as reducing sound transmission and impact sound such as footsteps. Amazingly, a 2mm thick rubber underlayment has similar testing numbers in sound resistance as compared to a 6mm thick cork underlayment.

Do I REALLY need underlay?

  • Yes, most definitely.
 

Underlayment is an amazing invention created by the flooring gods out of necessity. Underlay has an impressive list of benefits, including: adding warmth to your floors so your feet aren’t so cold on new tile flooring, adding comfort and a slight ‘give’ underneath wood or vinyl floors, reduced sound transmission (great for houses with noisy teenagers!), as well as reducing in room step noise. The image to the left is a very simplified example of using underlayment versus not using it, but as you can see the benefits greatly outweigh any reason not to.

Making your house a home

  • Products that work together
 

A favorite for use with hard plastic garage tiles, hardwood flooring and stone floor tiles. Rubber underlayment should never be used with vinyl flooring, VCT, or linoleum flooring as it could potentially stain these materials.

Thickness

  • What does it mean?
 

Underlayment with a thickness of up to 5mm thick are great when it comes to residential or commercial use, with all flooring types. When you get to more than 5mm thick, these are really great for installations where you need to add thickness to match up with an adjoining/existing floor surface.

IIC / STC Ratings

  • What do they mean?
 

IIC stands for Impact Insulation Class, which refers to impact sounds such as shoes hitting the ground, dropping a cell phone, or other scenarios where something it dropped or impacts the floor. STC stands for Sound Transmission Class, which refers to any audible noise (not an impact) such as music playing aloud, a conversation, or a loud television, for example. With both of these ratings systems, the higher the number rating is for the underlayment, the better it will suppress sound, and the quieter a room will be. You may want to pay close attention to these ratings when shopping for underlayment if sound reduction is important to you.

Customer Questions & Answers

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    Q:

    Would the 5mm work in a wall as a sound barrier? I plan to sandwich it between two layers of sheetrock.

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    Our 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment can be used as a wall sound barrier between sheetrock.

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    Can any of your rubber underlayment can be used with heating floors? (for example, the underlay would be directly on concrete floor in the basement, with electric heating mat over the underlay and laminate floor on top) Thank you!

    A:

    All of our underlayments can be used with heated floors.

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    how much sqft does one roll cover?

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    Each roll is 4' wide x 25' long, covering 100 square feet total.

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    Hi!! I am looking for 100 % recycled anti skid rubber material approx 5mm thick for a mat.

    A:

    Our 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment is 100% recycled, but is not the best material for a mat. We do offer a wide range of mats that are also recycled. Depending on what you are wanting to do on the mat, determines which one would be appropriate for you. All of our rubber mats are anti-skid and can be found on our Rubber Mats page.

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    I am wondering what the compression and tensile PSI limits for the 5mm and 3.2 mm Rubber underlayments are

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    Tensile PSI is 90 & Compression is 30 for both the 3.2mm and the 5mm underlayment.

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    Can this be used just under an area rug in a home to help reduce footfall sound?

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    Rubber underlayment is an excellent choice for reducing noise. This sounds like a unique application, and we believe you will experience reduced foot fall sound.

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    Can your 5mm underlayment be used under glue-down cork tiles? If so, what bonding material should be used? Thanks!

    A:

    Rubber underlayment can be used underneath glue down cork tiles. Use our 5900 Series pressure sensitive flooring adhesive.

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    What is the best glue to use when you have to glue the 5MM on top of the 10MM. The plitique glue doesn't seem to be bonding the 2 layers together. is there a stronger adhesive i can use.

    A:

    Our Polyurethane Adhesive would work fine for that use.

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    Can I use rubber underlayment be used on outdoor patio under my rug?

    A:

    That should work fine as protection against slip.

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    can this be used as underlayment for porcelain tiles.

    A:

    Rubber underlayment is a popular choice for use underneath stone and tile floors.

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Customer Reviews

Buffalo in the Attic!
4/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Anonymous from Tennessee
We have a 1920's home. We asked the last tenant to move out of our attic apartment because, although she was a model tenant (she kept it pristine and paid her rent in a timely manner), she sounded like a buffalo pounding the floor above our heads. I couldn't bear it another year. We did our research and here is what we did. We took out the floor including the sub-floor. Then we installed everything new, with the rubber underlayment as one of the steps. We installed porcelain tile and 3/4" hardwood floor. Although I can hear an occasional sound if something is dropped, regular footstep sounds are non-existent. I am thrilled. The reason I gave 4 stars is that when I first called, the young man in customer service told me that we could install porcelain tile directly over the rubber underlayment rather than admit that he didn't know the answer. That is wrong. I would have much preferred that he said he didn't know.
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Attic Apartment
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Excellent Product
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Anonymous from San Francisco Bay Area, CA
I am very pleased with the product. I was worried about the smell of the recycled tires in the underlayment. However, I was surprised that the product did not smell at all. It is really a good quality product that you can feel good about purchasing.
Did you install it yourself - No
Where did you install it - Home
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Very happy with the product
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Jennifer E. from Virginia Beach, VA
We have finally completed our project! We used the 5mm Underlayment Roll with 1/2 inch tiles over. We also cut pieces of the 1/4 inch mat roll to shock absorb while using weights. It looks great & feels great! We are very happy with the product.

RubberFlooringInc- Customer
RubberFlooringInc- Customer
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Home Gym
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Great product and price
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Beverly M. from Friendswood, TX
Using the product as an underlayment for bamboo flooring on second floor. It's wonderful! I can hardly hear any sort of running, etc. upstairs. My son was jump roping and I didn't even realize it bc the sound was so muffled! My husband knew what my son was doing and pointed it out to me. The installation process was very easy. The most difficult part was moving the bundle around bc of the weight. That small inconvenience is worth the end product- virtually no sound from upstairs traffic. Great product and price. Price of material helps to offset the high price of shipping.
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Second floor
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make much less foot traffic noise
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Bryan from Winchester, Virginia
Great product. Our bedroom is downstairs below the kitchen and living room where I installed the new flooring. This underlayment helped quiet the floor traffic significantly. Easy to use and very heavy duty. Thank you, Bryan in Winchester, Virginia.

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RubberFlooringInc - Customer Photo
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Kitchen and living room
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1974 VW Camper
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Ernest A. from League City, TX
I purchased rubber flooring and underlay. One product was like an insulation and the other was like a more durable surface (I believe used on gym floors, etc.) Use of Product - I have a 1974 VW Camper. I have installed the durable floor surface on ALL of the interior floor space. I intend to glue the rubber insulation (color specs inside) to the side surfaces. A single roll of the durable surface rubber flooring is perfect for doing the entire flooring space (including back cushion/storage area) and is a market application not currently conceived. The rubber insulation isn’t really necessary, but I will put it to use. How I like it - The finished product will perform VERY well. You must understand I am 100% restoring this vehicle - it has already been de-rusted/repainted/engine rebuilt/etc. I used a product called “Lizzard Skin” made here in Houston. I first sprayed the interior metal with soundproofing (incredible results), then with a ceramic finish (hard surface). The net result is an interior surface that will NOT sweat is better than an Igloo and has studio sound system qualities. On top of that is your rubber flooring - making road noise from below a certain 0, providing quality resilient elastic support for the bamboo flooring I am installing over it. My intention is to build to last the rest of my life. Installation - Installation was reasonably simple, but took longer than expected. Cutting the material isn’t the easiest - I used a razor knife, but still (I found use of a long board underneath provided a better cutting surface to start and then allowed the cut seam to open and use the knife blade to slice the seam & after a couple of times, it was done. It took me +/- 10 hours, and I wish had made patterns before starting, but all worked out in the end as bamboo flooring will be over the top. In the driver area, carpet will be laid down over it. I believe you should consider its application to the RV industry. One roll is perfect for my small VW Camper. It provides: (i) noise reduction; (ii) thermal insulation; (iii) comfort underfoot. I don’t know what sweat issues might exist that can cause rusting underneath. I have avoided that as there is no exposed metal underneath.
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - 1974 VW Camper
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Garage underlay
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Zachary S. from Sacramento, CA
I purchased the underlayment for my garage floor and it has exceeded my expectations. It was easy to install (cut for exact placement) and I will also be purchasing more to continue with my garage project .
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Garage
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Excellent Product
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Rob B. from Alameda, Ca
I installed the 5mm rubber underlayment upstairs over a Warmboard Radiant heat floor. Soundproofing is greatly increased. The weight is enough to keep the pex on warmboard in the grooves. I am extremely happy with this product. What faint smell of rubber their is, goes away in less than a few hours.
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Second floor except bathrooms
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Used in Multiplex for Sound Reduction
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
Matt from Sarnia, ON
I just completed installation of this product under LVT and 12mL laminate with marked results. This was installed on the second floor of my multiplex and the tenants below recorded that all footfall noise was eliminated to the point that only hammering was heard. The floor is not insulated and did not have a dropped ceiling below so I am very happy with the result. I paired this product with acoustical caulking for best results. 5mm rubber cut very easy with a sharp box-cutter knife. Recommeded after extensive research and was happy with delivery time and the packaged product arrived with ample packaging for protection. Only thing is this stuff is HEAVY but great for adding density to your floor. Will purchase again for myself and friends. Matt
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Room, Hallway, Bedroom
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Perfect solution
5/5 5mm Pre-Cut Rubber Underlayment
JRB from Emeryville Ca
Very easy installation with double sided carpet tape and a few black screws along hard to secure corner areas. Applied to commercial entry ramp to Will Call area of commercial outfit. Very good traction, stability, nice walking surface. Secured doorways with flat aluminum thresholds. Looks great.
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - see above
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