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#1 posted 11-11-2012 02:55 PM

The stranded bamboo is a perfectly fine product, but I am far more concerned with the fact that you said your using QuietWalk. QuietWalk is a sound deadening and insulating padding to put under FLOATING FLOORS. If the salesman was trying to sell you this then he either is selling you a floating floor which is supposed to float over the sub floor and the weight of your heavy machines will act as anchors and prevent your floor from moving as a unit and may eventually bucklet. If it is a naildown floor then he is recommending an incorrect underlayment. QuietWalk’s naildown complement is Insulayment, but there are other types out there (Bellawood Premium, Eco Silent Sound HD). I think of all of them I’d recommend the Eco Silent Sound HD. It is the thinnest and as you nail down the floor it will compress more and really shouldn’t provide instability. If your still concerned go with a simple vapor barrier paper such as Silpaper, which is a modern version of rosin paper (disentergrates in time) and Felt/Tar paper (gives of some chemical fumes/vapors). Again all of this presumes your doing a naildown floor and are going over a plywood subfloor. If not let me know and I’ll let you know how you can handle it with a glue down floor.

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