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How to Choose the Right Carpet Underlay

How to Choose the Right Carpet Underlay

Choosing carpet underlay is a decision that requires careful consideration. Rather than making any hasty decisions, Carpet Underlay Shop recommend you think about several factors to ensure that you choose the underlay that’s best suited to the environment it’s required for.

Within the home, every room will need a unique solution. The shape of the room, size of the room and type of underlay you need will vary meaning you’ll have to match the underlay to the room type.

To help you to decide, consider the following:


Which room is the carpet underlay for?

Needless to say, the underlay for the bedroom will be different to the underlay in the lounge - that's why we have sorted our underlay by room (see "Buy By Room" in our menu!).

Carpet Underlay Shop provides a complete range of carpet underlay to cater for the most diverse needs, so if you’re looking to make your flooring more stylish and professional why not consider our underlay carpets, especially the PU foam underlay?

The PU foam underlay can be installed to bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms - as well as the stairs. You can use this underlay for areas that need to retain their thickness and to ultimately prevent any overstretching.


What’s the purpose of the carpet underlay?

Carpet Underlay Shop supply carpet underlay for various reasons including underfloor heating. If the underlay is to transfer heat efficiently, you’ll want to take a closer look at our underfloor heating underlay here!

However, underlay doesn’t only offer practicality, it makes it more aesthetically pleasing. The felt and rubber combination underlay is designed to offer a certain luxurious quality- one that complements the internal décor of your property.

Carpet underlay is also ideal for minimising sound, the underlay can not only provide cushioning and comfort for when you walk on the carpet, it can cushion sounds too- ideal if you’re heavy-footed.


What about carpet underlay for the dining room?

The dining room is one of the most occupied areas within the home, therefore it’s prone to heavy footfall meaning it’ll be more susceptible to wear and tear far quicker than any other room. To prevent this, you’ll need a hardwearing underlay like the Plushwalk 12mm carpet underlay which is especially durable and reliable. The Plushwalk range is ideal for heavy applications and minimising pressure.

The carpet underlay for the dining room is perfect for adding a degree of comfort.


Stairs: which underlay is best?

As the centrepiece of your home, the stairs provide easy transportation between various levels. The underlay will need to be hardwearing and reliable as they’re used on a regular basis by several people (see our blog on choosing the right underlay for high traffic areas). The stairs are prone to wear quicker than the living room underlay and bedroom underlay, hence why you need to choose a heavy-duty underlay if you want to get your money’s worth.

The quality of the stair underlay needs to be high, otherwise, there will be a compromise to the performance of the underlay- it won’t offer as much support or cushioning. An example of the carpet underlay for the stairs would include the Plushwalk 10mm carpet underlay, this isn't too thick and it will work with all carpets -  available here at Carpet Underlay Shop.

For more information, feel free to get in touch with us at Carpet Underlay Shop, our team of experts will be more than happy to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for!

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  • David Teague