Carpet underlay is a vital component of your new floor when you lay a carpet. However cosy, deep pile or tufted your new carpet is, it will benefit from having the extra support given by an underlay. A good carpet underlay will offer extra spring and comfort for your feet and can also provide insulation, both against sound and as a means of keeping your home warm.
The products we sell include specialised sound-proof carpet underlay, in which what is known as drum sound - the noise made by people walking across the floor - is subdued by the underlay material. A good example of when this carpet underlay could be useful is if you have a quiet room below a floor that many people will walk on, which could occur either in the home or in commercial premises.
The extra insulation of a good carpet underlay should also complement the similar qualities that a carpet will have, which put together will help to minimise heat loss, keeping your home or office warm and reducing heating costs.
Having a good underlay is also important to avoid what is known as pile flattening, where a lack of support means that the area of carpet most walked-on is compressed, leaving a section where the surface is flatter and lower than that around it. A good, springy carpet underlay will prevent this and our aim is to sell high quality products that guard against just such an instance.
Specific carpet underlays are often designed for a carpet made of a particular type of material. This even includes carpets made from material that we do not stock, so should you buy such a carpet, or if your existing underlay has a problem and needs replacing, you may find what you need from our product range.
We have several UK Flooring Direct own brand carpet underlays, made for various kinds of carpet. One of the most effective kinds is the rubber waffle, noted for its raised and lowered areas and suitable for use with particularly heavy carpets, giving them extra support and a pleasant, cosy feel underfoot. These are products that can be used in any room in the home and may support carpets of up to 100 lb in weight.
Among our other products are the Cumulus underlays, which come from the Ball and Young Cloud 9 range. These are designed to give extra comfort and additional insulation and come with a lifetime warranty.
Along with most products, finding the right sort of carpet underlay is not always a straightforward task and our experts are on hand to advise and answer your questions. Many carpet underlays need to be bound to the sub-floor, so it is important to get the right carpet underlay and adhesive depending on whether the subfloor is concrete or wooden.
Concrete floors may also need a layer of moisture protection to prevent damp rising up. However, our range should provide you with the right selection of products from which to find the best carpet underlay for your carpet and the underfloor beneath, giving you the security of knowing you will have the right support, insulation and comfort beneath your feet for many years to come.