Underlayments Market

Global Underlayments Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Application (Tile Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Carpet Flooring, Vinyl Flooring, and Others), By Type (Foam, Felt, Polyethylene, Rubber, Cork, Plywood, and Others), By End-Use (Residential Buildings and Commercial Buildings), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Chemical & Material | February 2024 | Report ID: EMR00554 | Pages: 301

The global underlayments market was valued at USD 25.36 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 39.42 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 5.02% from 2024 to 2032.

The market for underlayments is vital to the construction sector because it offers a base for a range of flooring options. Underlayments improve longevity, insulation, and sound absorption in commercial, industrial, and residential environments by acting as a protective layer. The growing need for long-lasting, visually beautiful flooring options along with developments in building technologies is driving this industry. Important companies in the underlayments market provide a range of goods, such as cork, rubber, and foam underlayments, to satisfy the changing demands of the building industry for effective, high-performance flooring solutions.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

25.36 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

39.42 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Application, By Type, By End-Use, & Region

Segments Covered

By Application, By Type, By End-Use, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Underlayments Dynamics

Increased building activity, the need for soundproofing and thermal insulation, and technical improvements are some of the reasons that are shaping the underlayments market dynamics. Underlayment material and design innovation is driven by growing customer awareness of flooring quality. Market expansion is also fueled by urbanization and the expanding real estate industry. The growing popularity of eco-friendly and sustainable underlayments can be attributed to environmental concerns. High-performance underlayment usage is also influenced by strict construction requirements and regulations. To create a landscape that is sensitive to changing consumer tastes and industry trends, competitive pricing tactics and partnerships among major market participants are essential.


Global Underlayments Drivers

  • Construction Industry Expansion

The demand for trustworthy flooring solutions is greatly increased by the ongoing expansion of construction activities around the world, which is fueled by real estate and infrastructure development projects. There is a strong need in the market for long-lasting, high-performing underlayments as construction projects grow in number. The industry's expansion guarantees a stable and expanding market presence by positioning underlayments as crucial components for future building projects in addition to driving the present market growth.

  • Rising Awareness of Soundproofing and Insulation

As the effects of noise and thermal efficiency become more widely recognized, underlayments are becoming a top priority for both consumers and businesses looking to improve these aspects of flooring. This increased awareness fuels the need for underlayments that provide efficient insulation and soundproofing, spurring technological and material innovation to satisfy these particular needs in both residential and commercial building projects.



  • Installation Complexity

Certain sophisticated underlayment materials might need labor-intensive installation procedures, which would provide difficulties for contractors. Widespread adoption may be discouraged by its complexity, especially in initiatives with constrained funding or schedules. Inadequate installation can lead to less-than-ideal performance, which lowers the flooring system's overall quality. Mitigating this constraint and improving underlayment market adoption could be accomplished by streamlining installation procedures and offering thorough training.

  • Global Supply Chain Disruptions

The supply of raw materials and components might be disrupted by problems like transportation bottlenecks, geopolitical unrest, or natural calamities. The ability of underlayment producers to meet demand may be impacted by this volatility, which may cause manufacturing delays, higher costs, and shortages of supplies. Companies may need to invest in resilient supply chain techniques, improve inventory management, and diversify their suppliers to lessen these constraints and handle uncertainty in the global economy.



  • Green Building Initiatives

Environmentally and energy-efficiently friendly solutions are in greater demand as sustainability becomes a top focus in the building industry. Manufacturers of underlayments can profit from this trend by creating and marketing green building standards-compliant products that are eco-friendly. This offers a way to increase market share, satisfy consumers' growing demand for environmentally friendly building methods, and improve the industry's environmental impact all of which promote long-term growth and market relevance.

  • Collaboration with Architects and Designers

Underlayment producers can have an impact on product recommendations and specifications by forming alliances with experts in the design and construction fields. Companies can portray their products as creative, high-quality solutions and increase awareness and credibility by actively collaborating with architects and designers. This tactical partnership not only makes important projects possible, but it also provides a stage on which to highlight the special qualities and advantages of underlayments, which will eventually lead to a rise in market share and adoption.


Segment Overview

  • By Application

Based on application, the global underlayments market is divided into tile flooring, laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, carpet flooring, vinyl flooring, and others. The tile flooring category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. The purpose of underlayments for tile flooring is to give the tiles a sturdy and smooth surface. These underlayments guarantee the longevity and functionality of tile installations by providing properties like moisture resistance and sound absorption. Underlayments for laminate flooring give laminate floors solidity and support. Hardwood flooring underlayments are essential for mitigating moisture-related problems, providing acoustic insulation, and improving walking comfort.  The primary goal of vinyl flooring underlayments is to give vinyl installations a steady, even surface.

  • By Type

Based on the type, the global underlayments market is categorized into foam, felt, polyethylene, rubber, cork, plywood, and others. Foam underlayments offer insulation and cushioning. They are often composed of polyurethane or polyethylene. Wool or recycled fibers are frequently used to make felt underlayments. They provide a sturdy foundation for flooring, excellent thermal insulation, and sound absorption.  Underlayments made of polyethylene are renowned for their longevity and resistance to moisture.  Rubber underlayments are prized for their sound-absorbing capabilities, suppleness, and resistance to impacts.  Cork underlayments are renowned for their inherent ability to reduce noise and are environmentally friendly.

  • By End-Use

Based on end-use, the global underlayments market is segmented into residential buildings and commercial buildings. The residential buildings segment dominates the underlayments market. Residential underlayments are made to specifically address the needs of residences, apartments, and other types of residential areas. Underlayments are essential for improving the comfort, lifespan, and insulation of many types of flooring in residential settings.  business underlayments are designed to satisfy the demands and obstacles of high-traffic business settings. For these underlayments to survive the rigors of high-traffic areas like offices, shops, hotels, and medical facilities, durability, impact resistance, and sound absorption are given first priority.


Global Underlayments Overview by Region

The global underlayments market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. Significant infrastructure development is taking place in nations like China and India, which is increasing demand for dependable flooring options. The expansion of the region's economy has stimulated consumer expenditure on high-quality living environments, which has expanded the use of underlayments in both residential and commercial buildings. Asia-Pacific has also risen to the top due to a proactive attitude to implementing contemporary building techniques and technology, with a persistent emphasis on infrastructure development and the rising acceptance of cutting-edge flooring materials.

Throughout the forecast period, North America is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. The good prognosis is attributed to a thriving construction industry, heightened remodeling activity, and an increasing inclination towards high-performance flooring solutions. The market is growing as more people become aware of how important underlayments are for improving insulation and floor durability. Furthermore, a robust economy and advancements in underlayment materials and technologies foster a conducive atmosphere for long-term market growth.



Global Underlayment’s Competitive Landscape

In the global underlayment’s market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global underlayment’s market include,

  • Rubber Flooring Inc.
  • Amorim Cork Composites S.A
  • Bestlaminate
  • Sound Seal
  • Koster Baucheme AG
  • WE Cork Inc.
  • Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
  • ACG Materials
  • TORLYS Inc, and various others.


Global Underlayments Recent Developments

  • In September 2021, The largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America, GAF, a Standard Industries subsidiary, announced that it has finalized an acquisition deal to purchase FT Synthetics, a British Columbia-based firm that makes synthetic underlayments for the steep slope roofing market.


Scope of the Global Underlayments Market Report

Underlayments Market Report Segmentation



By Application

  • Tile Flooring
  • Laminate Flooring
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Carpet Flooring
  • Vinyl Flooring
  • Others

By Type

  • Foam
  • Felt
  • Polyethylene
  • Rubber
  • Cork
  • Plywood
  • Others

By End-Use

  • Residential Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Underlayments Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global underlayments market segmented by application, by type,  by end use, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of underlayments between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global underlayments market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of underlayments among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global underlayments market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Construction Industry Professionals
  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory Bodies
  • Real Estate Developers

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the underlayments market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world
According to underlayments market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~5.02% over the coming years.
North America is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2023
The major players operating in the global underlayments market include Rubber Flooring Inc., Amorim Cork Composites S.A, Bestlaminate, Sound Seal, WE Cork Inc., Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., and various others.

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