Underlay

Quality underlay costs only a small amount more but makes a big difference to a carpet installation.

It is important that Architects and Interior Designers specify the underlay to be used on all projects. Premium quality wool carpet requires a high quality underlay to ensure comfort and performance.

A poor quality underlay will tend to flatten especially in hallways and on stairs and make the carpet appear “tired”.  Occasionally builders and contractors will use cheap underlay with quality carpets to the detriment of a project.

A good underlay will spring back and ensure comfort and an abundant appearance for a longer period of time.

Underlays that we recommend if appropriate for the installation include:

Airstep Supa Blue 9.50mm rubber
  for high quality residential and commercial installations
Airstep Prime 7.60mm rubber
  for high quality residential and commercial installations..
Airstep Sensi – Slab 4.70mm
  for dual bond installation and heavy contract use
  Also where wet cleaning may be regularly required
Dunlop Springtred Ultimate 10mm foam rubber

If using foam underlays or recycled fabric underlays from a reputable supplier we recommend that you specify the top of the range products where possible.

Quality underlay costs only a small amount more but makes a big difference to a carpet installation.

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