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What kind of underlayment is this?

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Aug 7, 2005
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Toronto

What kind of underlayment is this?

I'm having my basement renovated, i've already purchased luxury vinyl 6.5mm.

My contractor is bringing in his flooring guys to lay down the vinyl over the concrete slab. I requested they use DMX 1step 2.0 however his flooring guys use a different underlayment (picture attached).

What kind of underlayment is this? Is it a suitable alternative? Or should I insist using DMX 1step or even a different product?
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Sr. Member
Jan 21, 2011
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GTA
Not the same, you are getting a cheaper product. DMX 2.0 allows for some ventilation, what they are using will probably trap moisture if any.
Deal Addict
Apr 26, 2003
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GTA
If you're paying extra for DMX, make sure you get it. You're not getting the right stuff. This is DMX 2.0 and it costs much more than that foil/foam stuff they have.

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I put it under LVP as well in my basement and I had to ensure my contractor used the right stuff, or else they would've just used some cheap alternative.

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