Most domestic carpets are fitted by being stretched onto carpet grippers. If you are installing your carpet using this method it is recommended that you also use carpet underlay. Using the same thickness of underlay that matches the grippers will mean your carpets get laid evenly and beautifully.
As well as enhancing the look of your new carpets, underlay also provides additional comfort, reduced wear & tear, and improved sound and heat insulation.
Having an underlay fitted will also protect the underside of your carpet from rubbing against the hard sub-floor. Also, indentations from furniture will be less severe when the carpet is fitted with a firm underlay. Firmer underlays can also prevent excessive vertical movement and stretching of the carpet and will therefore reduce rucking problems.
Carpet underlays typically come in thicknesses of 8-12mm. Popular materials used to make carpet underlays are:
Some of the different types of underlay available from Floor Express include: PU Foam Carpet Underlay, Cloud 9 such as Nimbus, Cirrus & Cumulus, and Tredaire.
Cloud 9 Carpet Underlay
Cloud 9 is the leading brand of carpet underlay in terms of quality, comfort and durability. This award-winning brand supplies underlays that are made from recycled materials and are guaranteed to last the lifetime of the initial carpet installation.
Cloud 9 carpet underlays offer you incredible heat and sound insulation even though they are lighter than rubber underlays.
POLYURETHANE (PU) CARPET UNDERLAY
Floor Express stocks a range of polyurethane (PU) foam underlays for the domestic and commercial markets. All of the PU underlays that we stock are made in the UK, from recycled materials, and offer great underfoot comfort and insulation. PU underlays are available in 8mm, 10mm & 12mm.
GRAPHITE CARPET UNDERLAY
Graphite has been designed as an affordable carpet underlay and offers a lightweight solution to most areas in your home. This is a 6mm carpet underlay and it is designed for everyday domestic use. It provides an ideal underlay solution for the buyer that is conscious of the price. Graphite underlay is made from closed-cell, black-coloured polyethylene foam. It is noise reducing, CFC free and 100% recyclable.
This type of underlay is designed to be used with laminate and wood floors. It has the following benefits:
Sound reduction up to 21db.
Compression resistant up to 20 tons/m2.
Indentation and protrusion leveling to 3mm.
Can be used on timber or concrete sub floors.
Can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating systems.
If you would like any further information about carpet underlay, we have a team of advisers waiting to answer, help and assist you.
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