Have you ever had a carpet that wrinkles up, moves, and generally bends out of shape? If yes, then you probably have had a carpet without the added benefits of carpet underlay. Carpet underlay will protect your carpet from these problems, but it also offers additional benefits. Underlay will protect carpets from wear and tear, will add insulation to your home or office, and will add to comfort.
Underlay is an added expense, but it is a false economy to fail to buy it for your carpet – a carpet with underlay will last a significantly longer period of time than a carpet without underlay, thus reducing the frequency with which you will need to replace the carpet.
There are several rules when purchasing underlay, and we will address each in turn, in the hope that you choose the best solution for protecting your carpet, and for saving you money in the longer term.
The aim of carpet underlay is to save money, and so you will not, usually, wish to pay more for the underlay than you have for the carpet. In general, you should look to spend a fair amount of money on carpet padding, but not so much that the cost of the underlay outstrips the benefits.
Slip, Slip, Slip:
If you have suffered from wrinkly carpets, then it is probably because the carpet has been laid on a smooth, slippery surface. To avoid this, you need to choose a non-slip underlay and place it under the carpet. Rubber is usually the best choice.
Underlay also offers excellent insulation for any room in which it is placed. The added insulation will help to reduce your energy bills, which in turn will save you money on your household bills. This is another reason for purchasing underlay, but will also be a secondary bonus if you are purchasing underlay for other reasons (e.g. protection, slippage, or other).
When choosing underlay, it is better to talk to a carpet fitter. If you live in Amersham and you are considering purchasing underlay, then please contact us with your requirements today!