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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The case includes 24 pieces that click lock together and the underlayment is pre-attached, making installation easy. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Mar. 2023 Solutions may include opening up walls to install acoustic insulation, creating double walls, or adding floor underlayments to help further muffle sound. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Mar. 2023 Since cork is oftentimes used as an underlayment, these tiles require no extra subfloor underneath. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2022 Some basement flooring types require an underlayment to be installed first. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2022 Keep in Mind: This flooring option requires an underlayment. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2022 Roth cautions that for older homes that may have a layer of carpet over an underlayment that sits atop the subfloor, homeowners need to remove every layer of the flooring, getting to the lowest surface. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 4 Oct. 2022 Start by cutting 4x8-foot sheets of plywood underlayment into shiplap-look planks, then sand, prime, and paint the planks. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Aug. 2022 City councils could alter building codes to require fire-resistant construction materials or require roofs be built from metal or asphalt shingles with a fire-resistant underlayment. AZCentral.com, 23 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underlayment was in 1949

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“Underlayment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underlayment. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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