What are flooring underlays made of and why should they be low-emission?
Flooring underlays are products installed under laminate, parquet or carpet floorings. Their purpose is to absorb the impact sound, even out uneven subsurfaces and, by the way, combat cold feet. Flooring underlays are made of different materials, depending on the mode of application: for example, wood, paperboard, cork, rubber or various foam and non-foam plastics.

The materials are as different as are the respective environmental requirements for award of the Blue Angel. However, all flooring underlays must be low-emission because in order to guarantee a health-oriented floor structure all individual components – from adhesive to cover layer, including sealants – must be low-emission because it is an unpleasant characteristic of pollutants that they can also travel through the floorings.

List of Recognised Testing Institutes for the Detection of Emissions of Formaldehyde and other Volatile Organic Compounds for Award of the Environmental Label.
Low-Emission Flooring Underlays
  1. particularly low-emission
  2. free of carcinogenic or mutagenic substances
  3. no use of halogenated compounds (for example as binder or flame retardant)
  4. free of health-damaging plasticizers (phthalates)
  5. special requirements for various materials, e.g. the use of recovered paper or wood from sustainable forestry and waste wood

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4FLOOR GmbH, Germany (1)
Verlegeunterlage BPM-400-1.8-Green-Board
albert Bauprodukte GmbH, Switzerland (3)
albert vinalay classic und albert vinalay grip
albert ökolay comfort 2.0, albert ökolay comfort 3.0, albert ökolay light 2.0, albert ökolay light 3.0, albert ökolay plus 2.0 und albert ökolay plus 3.0
albert ökolay comfort 2.0, albert ökolay comfort 3.0, albert ökolay light 3.0, albert ökolay plus 2.0 und albert ökolay plus 3.0
BAHAG AG, Germany (1)
b!design Silent Underlay 1,5 mm - b!design Aqua Blue 1 mm
BoTec GmbH, Germany (1)
Akusti Universal Trittschall-Dämmunterlage
Classen Holz Kontor GmbH, Germany (1)
Classen "NEOlay"
Hamberger Flooring GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Haro Silent Eco, Haro Silent Eco DS und Haro Silent Grip
Hamberger Flooring GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Verlegeunterlage Hamberger "Silent Bio"
KATZ GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2)
Geh- und Trittschall-Verlegeunterlage GREEN LIGNIN
GREEN LIGNIN hydro-tec, GREEN LIGNIN anti-slip
KRAIBURG RELASTEC GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2)
black uni und black uni B1 (mit Brandhemmer)
DAMTEC standard PUR
Kügele Profile GmbH, Austria (1)
Verlegeunterlage GREEN WALK
Li & Co AG, Switzerland (1)
GREEN SOUND
MAPEI GmbH, Germany (2)
Mapesonic CR
Mapesonic CR-B1
MURFLOOR AG, Switzerland (1)
GREEN LIGNIN basic
NMC sa, Belgium (2)
NOMA PARKETT aus XPS (Extrudierter Polystyrolschaum) Typen NOMA PARKETT gemäß Anhang zum Vertrag
NOMA® PARKETT aus EPS (Expandierter Polystyrolschaum) Typen NOMA® PARKETT GOLD RAPID 1,6 mm, GOLD ROLL 1,6 mm, SILVER RAPID 3,0 mm, SILVER ROLL 3,0 mm
Repac Montagetechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2)
Acoustic Board 1,8 mm
Verlegeunterlage "Acoustic Board hydro-tec" und "Acoustic Board hydro-tec anti-slip"
SELIT Dämmtechnik GmbH, Germany (2)
Verlegeunterlage Selitbloc
Verlegunterlage Selitpro PS
SWISS KRONO TEX GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Verlegeunterlage greenline
Uzin Utz AG, Germany (3)
UZIN Multimoll Top 4, 7 und 12 mm
UZIN Multimoll Vlies
UZIN RR 188
W. & L. Jordan GmbH, Germany (1)
JK 155 TwinPRO 3 mm, JK 153+ TwinPRO AquaStop 2,2 mm
windmöller flooring products WFP GmbH, Germany (1)
Wineo Sound Protect Eco+, Eco+ SD, Eco Profi, Eco Profi SD und Wineo Silent Comfort, Silent Premium, Planeo
WPT GmbH, Germany (1)
WPT Verlegeunterlagen "Sound Reduct Layer SRL" SRL 110 S, 110 S/D, 130 C, 130 S, 130 SD, 140 S, 140 S/D, 150 S (LVT), 150 S (MW), 150 SD (MW), 160 S, 160 S/D, 170 S, 170 S/D, 190 S, 190 S/D, 200 C, 200 G SK, 200 S, 200 S/D, 220 C, 220 S, 240 S, 240 S/D, 260 S, 265 S (genadelt), 265 SD, 280 S, 280 S/D, 285 S, 285 S/D, 300 c/T
ZEUS Zentrale für Einkauf und, Germany (1)
Verlegeunterlage Renovo AquaStop Pro