A Guide to Laminate Carpet Underlay
Laminate flooring is a hardwearing, cost-effective and easy to clean floor surfacing option, and is perfect for kitchens, hallways and bathrooms in your home, or for any flooring in a business or retail setting.
However, despite its many advantages, laminate flooring is usually lacking in insulating ability, and can sometimes make a room seem colder and harder to heat, driving up heating bills or reducing comfort. Luckily, this can be fixed with the right underlay from Carpet Underlay Shop UK! Laminate underlays are specially made to work with laminate floors, providing a range of benefits from soundproofing to thermal insulation and compatibility with underfloor heating. But what is the best underlay for laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring underlay can be specialised in a number of directions, but no real “best underlay for laminate flooring” exists – just a best underlay for your specific situation. What do you want to achieve? What are you working with?
If you have underfloor heating, you’ll need to take that into account when choosing your underlay. If you’re looking for soundproofing, that will be a primary concern.
Soundproof Underlay for Laminate Flooring
If you suffer from noisy neighbours, have a room in your home where the utilities generate a lot of noise, or have a brace of little monsters running around, causing chaos, you might want to look into acoustic underlay to help dampen the noise and create some soundproofing – and some peace and quiet! Soundproof underlay for laminate flooring can simultaneously prevent as much sound from getting through and thermally insulate your floor, making your home cosier and more energy-efficient.
Thermal Underlay for Laminate Flooring
Optimised for maximum thermal insulation, thermal underlay for laminate flooring helps to capture every bit of heat in your home and prevent it from escaping, leading to a far more energy-efficient, eco-friendly and inexpensive home. You’ll be able to keep the heating on for less time and the new insulation will help ensure your home stays warm for longer, saving you money and hassle in the colder months.
Laminate Flooring Underlay for Underfloor Heating
If you have underfloor heating, or you are planning on installing it, then you will want to put down laminate flooring underlay with this in mind – some products at Carpet Underlay Shop, like the Quicktherm underlay, are specifically designed to help thermal transfer from underfloor heating systems, while providing the same great soundproofing qualities and insulation as the rest of the laminate flooring underlay range.
Foam Underlay for Laminate Flooring
Polyurethane Foam – or PU foam – is an extremely popular laminate flooring underlay choice. Soft and springy, PU foam reduces the impact stresses of your feet on the floor, creating a more comfortable experience and insulating against noise. With a high average TOG rating as well, foam underlay for laminate flooring also provides you with a way to retain heat and make your home warmer, cosier and more energy efficient!
Choosing the best underlay for laminate flooring isn’t a matter of finding the one ultimate underlay – it’s more a question of finding the underlay that suits you and makes sure you get the results you want. For more information or to speak to an expert who can help you choose the perfect laminate flooring underlay to suit your needs, call Carpet Underlay Shop on 01422 315930 or browse the collection online!
- Carl Smith