Comparative Chart

american-flagDMX Airflow™
IMG_0165
Dricore™
comp1-150
DMX AG
Underlayment™
(Similar to Platon)
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Foam Laminated to Both Sides of Plastic MembraneYes!No!No!
No Clicking SoundYes!No!No!
Moisture-Proof Seal At JointsYes!No!Yes!
Can Be Cut With A Utility KnifeYes!No!Yes!
Sound Transmission (STC) rating70****Not PublishedNot Published
IIC Rating71****Not PublishedNot Published
R-Value1.2**1.7Not Published
Compressive Strength8,250 lb/sq.ft.**4000 lb/sq.ft.***6000 lb/sq.ft.
Warranty50 years25 years***50 years
Price/Sq.ft.$0.80/sq.ft.$1.65/sq.ft.$0.40/sq.ft.
For Laminate/Engineered Hardwood
Add: 5/8" Plywood
Laminate Foam
Not Required.
Required.
Add:
Laminate Foam:$0.25/sq.ft.
Required.
Add:
5/8" Plywood: $0.65/sq.ft.
Laminate Foam:$0.25/sq.ft.
For Vinyl Planks
Add 5/8" Plywood
Not Required. Not Required.
Required.
Add:
5/8" Plywood:$0.65/sq.ft.
For Carpet
Add: 5/8" Plywood
Carpet Pad
Not Required.
Required.
Add:
Carpet Pad: $0.40/sq.ft.
Required.
Add:
5/8" Plywood $0.65/sq.ft.
Carpet Pad: $0.40/sq.ft.
Total Material Cost To Install
Laminate/Engineered Hardwood
$0.80/sq.ft.$1.90/sq.ft.$1.30/sq.ft
Total Material Cost To Install
Vinyl Planks
$0.80/sq.ft.$1.65/sq.ft.$1.05/sq.ft.
Total Material Cost To Install
Carpet
$0.80/sq.ft.$2.05/sq.ft.$1.45/sq.ft.

*Information obtained on January 7, 2016, as per retail pricing at a major coast-to-coast, big-box retailer. Information may vary from area to area. Prices in American Dollars.
**Numbers based on laboratory testing.
***Numbers retrieved from the manufacturer’s web site.
****Foam on one side.