underlayment

noun

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

Examples of underlayment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other cases, homeowners opt to have a new layer of shingles installed on top of the existing roof to help save money, only to discover that the new shingles aren’t very secure since they are being nailed into old shingles instead of into the underlayment. Sara Kendall, Miami Herald, 24 May 2024 Some basement flooring types require an underlayment to be installed first. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2023 Since cork is often used as an underlayment, these tiles require no extra subfloor underneath. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2023 Add to this, most manufacturers require a solid underlayment of some type under the LVP. Tim Carter, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 Vacuum the existing surface to ensure there’s no grit or chips under the new underlayment. Tim Carter, Chicago Tribune, 14 July 2023 Boards typically come in either 8 millimeter or 12 millimeter thickness, and unless the laminate is made with pre-attached underlayment, a high-quality underlayment is necessary for creating a walking surface that doesn’t feel uncomfortably hard and uncushioned. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2020 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

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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 20 Jul. 2024.

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