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What panel grade should be used when the architect specifies underlayment?
Several panel grades and layups are suitable for use as underlayment, however, the appropriate choice depends upon the type of finish flooring. For example, only fully sanded veneer-faced underlayment panels meet APA recommendations for application under resilient floor coverings such as tile or sheet flooring or fully adhered carpet. Other underlayment grades meet APA recommendations for less demanding floor covering applications such as carpet and pad and ceramic tile. To be assured that the right underlayment is used, refer to the APA Underlayment Guide for Resilient Floor Covering.
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