Thicker and Stronger than the Competition
ECF is made from a proprietary process that merges FSC-certified cork with cross-linked polyethylene foam to create a product that is thicker and stronger than the competition but won’t rip or tear. At 1/8” (or 3.2 mm) thick, ECF easily smooths out subfloor imperfections and promotes even weight distribution to prevent floor damage. As ECF smooths and strengthens floor foundations, it protects tongue and groove floor connections that are common in flooring applications. Stronger joints mean more stable floors and longer floor life.
Why it Matters
Performance is tied to several factors, and strength is just one. Underlayments provide valuable protection for your flooring. Beginning with the bottom up, underlayments smooth out minor subfloor imperfections, ensuring your floor lays correctly and protecting and preserving tongue-and-groove connections. That applies to any flooring type, including laminate, vinyl and wood floors.
When you consider the life of your flooring, it’s easy to see how wear and tear can take a toll on your floor. Having an underlayment that can help share that load and support your flooring can make a big difference. Comfort, warmth and noise are also important considerations. Likewise, a good underlayment can improve insulation properties, reduce walking fatigue and help your flooring to feel better under your feet. If you’ve ever walked barefoot across a soft, warm, solid floor and took notice, the odds are high that it was a quality underlayment that made it memorable.
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