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How To Install Silver Vapor 3-in-1 Flooring Underlayment


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This illustrated guide will show you with detailed step-by-step pictures how to install Silver Vapor 3-in-1 Flooring Underlayment. (Available here:

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How To Install Silver Vapor 3-in-1 Flooring Underlayment

  1. 1. How To Install Silver Vapor 3-in-1 Flooring Underlayment
  2. 2. Make it a DIY Project and save on your floor installation cost
  3. 3. Fact: Laying down underlayment is 10% of your installation cost
  4. 4. You may need: Enough vapor 3-in-1, Flooring, broom & dust pan, tape, scissors/utility knife
  5. 5. Step 1: Get cleaning! Subfloor should be clean and free of dirt.
  6. 6. Step 2: Subfloor check – subfloor should be in good condition without damages
  7. 7. Step 3: Fix Subfloor – subfloor needs fixing if: It is sloping, has excessive gabs, cracks or any areas with moisture.
  8. 8. Step 4: Time to get started – roll out vapor underlayment with the silver side facing down.
  9. 9. Quick hint: Overlapping film should be towards open room & Tape strip next to wall
  10. 10. Step 5: Install Parallel to the wall
  11. 11. Step 6: Cut your measured section with a utility knife
  12. 12. Step 7: You may add tape to temporally hold underlayment in place
  13. 13. Step 8: Install flooring on the underlayment section already installed
  14. 14. Cross stack your flooring – make sure to acclimate your flooring at least 48 hours before the installation
  15. 15. Step 9: Start your new roll – repeat step 4 and start your next roll
  16. 16. Step 10: Measure and Pre-cut next section
  17. 17. Step 11: Combine edges - butt edges together making sure to overlap only the silver film
  18. 18. Step 12: Remove adhesive layer and stick to underlament
  19. 19. Step 13: Use additional tape to secure rows if needed
  20. 20. Step 14: Continue Installation according to manufacturers instructions
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