How to lay carpet underlay
Afraid to say you’re a bit of a DIY novice? Don’t worry. Our carpet underlay is relatively easy to fit. Even if you’re new to the world of home improvements, simply follow this step-by-step guide on how to lay carpet underlay and – we guarantee – the job will be done-and-dusted in no time.
- Carl Smith
Which Is The Best Carpet Underlay For 2019?
The Best Carpet Underlay To Date
You're probably baffled by so many choices of underlay that are for sale online - I mean who would think you'd have to be researching for carpet underlay when buying your new carpets?
Over years gone by, products are changing, just like fashion comes and goes - it's the same with underlay, from the 1950s there was paper used as underlay, after there was fibre underlay up to around the 1990s, then came rubber underlay up to the year 2000, finally from 2000 onwards was the introduction of PU Foam underlays which have dominated the underlay market due to its softness feeling underfoot, light weight and fitter friendly aspects.
Predominately up to 2016, most PU underlays are made using general 'multi coloured' foams which comes from a variety of different foam products such as sofas, beds, even foam from women's bra's.. but recently a new product called Plushwalk has been introduced which now has memory foam in the underlay - the type you sleep on! So under a carpet, creates a whole new world to walk on - ultimate luxury and softness underfoot (lovely). But not only does it make your carpets feel astonishing, it also helps hugely on reducing impact & airborne noise and furthermore, heat insulation.
Don't be fooled by your carpet fitter who says their underlay is the best, or avoid the internet because of X Y and Z. Do your research and be smart. We're proud to say we've been in business over 35 Years and all our knowledge on every product is passed on to you.
You can buy Plushwalk on our website, we recommend the 12mm thick version as this is the thickness version they do. Click Here To View.
- Miles Thorp
Which Is The Best Carpet Underlay?
Here at the The Carpet Underlay Shop, we do all the investigating and work so you don't have to. Rest assured, we are here to give you honest and helpful advice.
- Carl Smith
Which Underlay Should I Choose?This is a brief and succinct recommendation of which underlay to use for all types of room in the domestic household. These recommendations are based on a quality "fluffy" carpet being fitted by a qualified carpet fitter. This is NOT taking into account underfloor heating. That's another blog! I have put three options in each area.
- Carl Smith
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Is Carpet Underlay Really Worth It?When people are decorating their home and choosing the new flooring for the rooms in their property they often only consider the visual aspect of the changes they are making. One of these is which type of carpet to buy. Which colour should they get? Which pattern would look the best in their home?
However, what they usually do not consider is purchasing a carpet underlay to go underneath their carpet. There are many benefits to using carpet underlay and what many people do not realise is that it is more beneficial to invest in a premium underlay and then to get a cheaper carpet rather than spending a lot on a carpet and choosing to waylay underlay completely.
- George Elphick