Buy British at Carpet Underlay Shop
Did you know, October 3rd is ‘Buy British Day’?
The ‘Made in Britain’ badge has long been seen as a badge of quality overseas, regarded as a true mark of excellence. But in the UK? Sadly, not so much. That’s why, in 2014, this annual event was launched – to help change people’s attitudes and encourage consumers to support brands and businesses that design and manufacture in Britain.
Here at Carpet Underlay Shop, we’re incredibly proud to be based in Blighty.
At our warehouse in West Yorkshire, we stock over 80 underlays – most of which have been made with love on home soil. In fact, the top three carpet underlays that we recommend to our customers on a daily basis have all been developed and manufactured here, in Great Britannia.
When it comes to shopping for carpet underlay, we truly believe – if you buy British, you’re buying the best!
3 of the best carpet underlays
All proudly manufactured in the Land of the Rose.
Regarded as the ‘gold standard’, Plushwalk 12mm is the best carpet underlay currently available.
Whilst most underlays on the market are made by shredding and combining many different types of foam (e.g. clothing foams, automotive foams, sofa and furniture foam), Plushwalk 12mm is created from virgin ‘bounce back’ memory foam. A much more expensive material, but one that performs far better than standard PU options.
The result is a high-performance, luxurious carpet underlay – which improves thermal insulation (with its 3.5 TOG), reduces noise by 49dB and provides astonishing levels of underfoot comfort.
Plushwalk 12mm is manufactured by Wilsons Underlays.
Based in West Yorkshire, Wilsons is a bespoke underlay manufacturer that is incredibly passionate about what they do and produces a range of high-quality and innovative underlays. All of which are revolutionary products – backed by research – and tested in line with strict standards.
In fact, as a testament to their success, the brand has now been crowned ‘Flooring Innovation Winner’ for two years running (2022 and 2023). This is British flooring manufacturing at its finest. And if you choose Plushwalk 12mm, guaranteed, your ‘carpet will feel better than ever before’.
Wilsons Plushwalk 12mm may take the no.1 spot as the ‘best carpet underlay’ currently for sale in Britain (and further afield), but it’s followed closely by Cloud 9 Cumulus 11mm. An underlay proudly made in Manchester by Ball & Young Ltd.
Cloud 9 is the brand’s leading range – a consistent winner of major awards in the flooring industry thanks to its innovation and performance. And Cumulus is the most well-known variety.
Made from 11mm PU foam, it has an impressive 3.1 TOG, can successfully reduce impact and airborne noises by 43dB, and demonstrates an exceptionally high comfort rating of 5. Cumulus also benefits from Ultra-Fresh and Antimicrobial Technology, boasting an impressive 5* durability rating. And as Ball & Young are part of the Vito Group, it’s a great environmentally friendly option.
Available for £5.12 per m2, Cloud 9 is a fantastic British product that offers fantastic value for money.
Tredaire is a brand whose heritage and history represent British manufacturing at its best.
Its first underlay was released in 1958. Since then, its name has become synonymous with luxurious underfoot comfort. And, having merged with Duralay in 2002 (to create Interfloor), it is now one of Europe’s largest and most popular manufacturers of carpet underlay.
Dreamwalk 11mm is their signature product.
Constructed from 100% recycled PU foam, this high-quality carpet underlay aims to ‘bring extra warmth and comfort’ where it’s needed the most – and it certainly succeeds. It has a 3.13 TOG rating, reduces noise by up to 44dB and is incredibly soft, cosy and cushioned underfoot.
It’s also built to withstand the day-to-day wear and tear of the modern home – with a 5* durability rating – and is kind to the planet without compromising quality and longevity.
To this day, homeowners across the UK continue to trust Tredaire. This is a high calibre product, renowned for its performance – yet the full roll is currently available for just £66.99.
Ready to invest in the best of British flooring?
Further details on these three leading (British) carpet underlays can be found throughout our website, with many articles in our blog and easy-to-digest information under each production. So if you’re looking to buy this October, why not take a look?
When it comes to shopping for underlay, ‘Made in Britain’ are the three essential words to look out for. And whilst we do believe Wilsons Plushwalk 12mm is by far the best option currently available – for both domestic and contract installations – as long as you see this badge of excellence, you really can’t go wrong.
If you have any questions or would like advice on the best product for your project, you’re also welcome to get in touch. As the UK’s leading supplier, we’re always happy to help. Following a quick chat, we should be able to point you in the right direction – whether that be towards one of the underlays listed above or one of the many other products in our online underlay collection.
- Alex Illidge