underlayment

noun
un·​der·​lay·​ment | \ ˌən-dər-ˈlā-mənt How to pronounce underlayment (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Self-leveling underlayment, for example, is a more recent innovation that does exactly what its name describes: provides a floor protection barrier that seeks its own level within minutes of being rolled out. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, "Building a Solid Foundation," 14 Sep. 2020 Self-leveling underlayment, for example, is a more recent innovation that does exactly what its name describes: provides a floor protection barrier that seeks its own level within minutes of being rolled out. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, "Building a Solid Foundation," 14 Sep. 2020 The turf was intended to function as an underlayment for a plastic liner put on top of it. Lynda V. Mapes, Star Tribune, "Washington state tribe is 'sick at heart' after rubber pollutes Puyallup River," 30 Aug. 2020 The underlayment is the primary waterproofing agent on the roof system and unless that is damaged, there’s no need for emergency tarps. Reuben Saltzman, Star Tribune, "Top 12 clues a storm-chaser is at your door," 25 Aug. 2020 By the end of Day One, 3,000 square feet of roof was cleared, a few minor repairs were made, underlayment was put in place, and about a quarter of the new shingles were down. Boston.com Real Estate, "Globe Help Desk: The lessons we learned while shopping for a new roof," 23 Oct. 2019 The entry, living, dining, kitchen, and powder rooms all come with Select wide-plank white oak engineered hardwood flooring with acoustic underlayment. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: The Mondrian at the Museums set to deliver a unique living experience," 16 June 2019 Roll out and cut the next length, then butt it against the first piece of underlayment. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "8 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017 There's no need to staple or tape the underlayment to the subfloor. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "8 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Underlayment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underlayment. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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