Underlay4u Blog

  • Best Thermal & Insulated Underlay for Carpet, Laminate & Wood Flooring

    Many customers make their buying decision based on insulated underlay ratings alone. And even more so when laying on a concrete floor. So list the best underlay in order of thermal insulation properties for: Carpet Laminate or wood flooring including engineered wood. Then we explain a few more details about choosing an insulated underlay such as will it even work as a warmth barrier.   BEST PRODUCTS FOR INSULATION High Thermal Insulated Carpet Underlays Carpet underlays can be thicker than laminate and therefore have a higher thermal rating. No 1. 11mm Tredaire Dreamwalk 3.13 TOG – Read more No 2. 11mm Cloud 9 Cumulus 3.10 TOG – Read more No 2. 12mm Underlay4u 2.96 TOG – Read more   High Thermal Insulated Laminate or Wood Flooring Underlays Generally, products suitable for laminate or wood flooring have a much lower tog rating. The best on the options on the market...

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  • Foam underlay – What is it and why do I need it in my home?

    I’ve heard PU foam is a good option for underlay, but what are the best products? We have many customers ask us this question, which is why we have put together this simple guide to PU foam underlay. In this post you will find the best foam products for carpet, laminate flooring, the stairs, contract use and more. We will also explain what PU foam is and why it’s great for the environment. Keep reading to find out our top picks for buying underlay on a budget and why PU foam has the advantage over sponge rubber. First, we’ll look at the different PU Foam products in this order Foam for Laminate High End Luxury for Carpet Best Value The thickest High Density (for stairs) Heavy Duty   Best Foam Product for Laminate Laminate flooring has become a very popular choice for the home in recent years. With the improvement of its quality and wood-like authenticity, many customers...

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  • Highest & Lowest Tog Insulating Underlay: Cloud 9 vs Underfloor Heating

    Who thought tog rating would be such a significant factor in making your decision when choosing an underlay. In fact, 90% of our customers buy theirs based on the tog rating alone. So in this article, we’re showing you which are the best underlays for the highest tog, on the market today. Buying the lowest tog is also an important factor when making your purchase decision. So we’ll also show you which are the best for that and explain why. In this article, we tell you everything about tog rating and why it's important. But first, here's the products that are most relevant to your decision making.   Highest TOG Rated products for insulating warmth... No. 1 Tredaire Dreamwalk 3.13 TOG The Tredaire Dreamwalk is a luxurious carpet underlay that provides high warmth, good sound reduction and a great comfort under the feet underfoot feel. No. 2 Cloud 9 Cumulus 3.1 TOG The...

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  • What are the most comfortable and luxurious underlays for my home?

    There are many reasons to fit underlay in your home, the main one being to protect your flooring and prolong the life of it. For some, the most important factor is comfort. Underlay can have various levels of comfort depending on: Thickness Material Density Tog. Underlay with a high level of comfort is usually required for areas of relaxation, which could be the bedroom, dining room or lounge. In this article we are going to discuss the most luxurious and comfortable underlays for every budget.   Best carpet underlays for the bedroom   When it comes to a bedroom, there is usually not very high foot traffic and the focus is mainly on comfort and a soft underfoot feel. Buy Tredaire Dreamwalk for your bedroom The Tredaire Dreamwalk is a luxurious underlay that provides excellent cushioning and a soft underfoot feel. The Tredaire Dreamwalk is a luxurious carpet underlayment...

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  • What is the best underlay for the stairs? Do you need it?

    The stairs probably receive the most concentrated foot traffic in your home, which can take its toll on your carpet. So, what can you do about this? How can you protect your carpet? A good quality underlay makes a huge difference on the stairs, but it can be difficult choosing the right one. This area of your home can be complex and there are many factors to consider before purchasing underlay. In this article we are going to cover if underlay is necessary for the stairs, which underlay is best and if it can be used in other parts of the house. An Insight to the Carpenter Ultra Step Buy Carpenter Ultra Step for a highly durable result Buy the Tredaire Ultra Step for an underlay that has been designed for durability and comfort. BUY ULTRA STEP HERE Ultra Step Benefits in summary:  The Ultra step a high-quality option which is perfect for the stairs, here are the top benefits: 1....

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  • Best Soundproof Acoustic Underlay for Carpets, Wooden and Laminate Floors

    Contents Best Soundproof for Carpet underlay Best Soundproof for wooden or Laminate flooring Soundproofing underlay for underfloor heating Are you getting the best out of your underlay? The main purpose of underlay is to, of course, protect your flooring. But, what if you could bring some peace and quiet to your home at the same time as protecting your carpet? You can also benefit from better heat insulation and so many other features. This article will tell you exactly how beneficial soundproof underlay can be and how to find the right one for your specific environment. Did you know that many companies claim to be have soundproof products that may not actually work? Keep reading to find out how to avoid being mis-sold and be one step ahead of misleading sales pitches. Soundproof Underlay for Best Noise Reduction The Tredaire Colours Red is our best underlay for impact noise...

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  • Best Underlay for Underfloor Heating: Carpet & Laminate

  • How much does it cost to lay carpet per square metre

    Carpet is a sophisticated and stylish choice for the home and is the ideal choice for a cooler climate. If you're installing brand new carpets in your home, you'll want to know how much it costs to lay carpet per square metre so you can make smart choices that fit your budget. But there's more to carpet laying than simply buying a good quality carpet at the right price. You'll also need to think about the cost of accessories like gripper rods and door plates, labour and underlay. Calculating the cost You'll need to total up four figures if you want to have a truly accurate idea of how much it costs to lay carpet per square metre: • The cost of the carpet per square metre • The cost of the underlay per square metre • The cost of installation per square metre • The cost of any accessories required Do I need underlay? If you want to cut costs when laying carpet then skipping the...

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  • How to fit skirting boards on uneven walls

    Skirting boards give a clean and neat finish between the walls and the floors in your property. In older houses, the boards themselves can be quite ornamental with an attractive moulded profile, whereas modern skirting boards tend to be much plainer. If you're fitting new skirting boards, match them to the age of the house and attach them to the walls with glue or screws, making sure you mitre or scribe the joins for the neatest and most professional effect. If you need to replace skirting boards in an older property, you may find that the walls are uneven, presenting you with a real challenge. It's not an impossible task if you follow these simple steps. Measure twice, cut once Before you buy your skirting boards, measure the room accurately and then add 20% to the total figure to allow for wastage. When you get the boards home, leave them in the room where you intend to use them for...

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  • What is the best underlay for laminate flooring or Wood Floor?

    Whether you're fitting carpet or laminate, underlay is crucial to getting the best experience out of your new flooring. It's especially important if your sub-floor is made of concrete as the underlay helps to prevent moisture and damp from impacting your flooring and ensures it lasts longer. It will also help to smooth out your flooring making it the perfect surface for laying your floor. Underlay also acts as a thermal insulator, keeping your house warmer for longer and at less cost. This is important with laminate as it can potentially make your house feel colder during winter. Underlay also works as acoustic insulation, which is valuable with a wood floor as it can otherwise become quite loud.   Work out whether you need underlay for wood, laminate and vinyl flooring Most wood flooring needs underlay for many different reasons, and this is exactly what we are going to cover in...

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  • How to measure carpet for stairs and landing

    Whether you're planning on doing the fitting yourself, or simply trying to figure out how much carpet and underlay you will need, it can be tricky to know how to go about measuring floor space for stairs and on landings. Follow our easy guide to make sure you get it right. How to measure your stairs for carpet & underlay First, you'll need a tape measure, a pencil, and some paper. Begin by counting how many steps in total need covering. Next, measure the height and depth of each step - if they're all the same, you only need to measure one. Add the height of the step to the depth of the step, and multiply it by the number of steps you have to find the total length of the carpet you'll need to cover the stairs. The width of the carpet should simply be the width of the steps. How to measure your landing for carpet & underlay To measure carpet for a landing, draw a quick sketch of...

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  • Best type and style of carpet for hallway, stairs and bedroom

    Choosing carpet for the stairs in your home is a tricky task: as well as the normal choices like colour, thickness and design, there are plenty of other factors you'll need to take into consideration. Here are all the things you'll need to think about when making your choice - and some suggestions for the carpet types that work best. 1. Stairs are high traffic areas In most homes, the stairs - along with hallways - are an area that sees the most traffic. It's not just that they're used regularly: the impact of feet on a staircase is generally heavier than on regular carpeted floors, thanks to gravity when we're descending. For this reason, you'll need to choose carpets of a material that's highly durable and designed to last: the carpet you choose for your bedroom will not last nearly as long on a stairwell. It may also be worth buying extra carpet at the time, to ensure that you can...

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  • Infographic: Buying guide for Rugs and Carpets

    Check out our infographic guide to buying rugs and carpets
  • Do you need underlay for Artificial Grass

    Is artificial grass worth trying? Why not try new artificial grass, no more lawn cutting, no more sad looking lawns. The lawn comes with a 9 year guarantee and is available 4 meters wide. It can be used in any of these locations: Gardens, Swimming pool surrounds, Patios and verandas, Balconies, Greenhouses, Terraces and roof gardens, Lounges, Houseboats and yachts and Caravans and mobile homes. Benefits Quick and Easy Installation, with a natural appearance, UV-resistant and extremely durable. So you can have a lush green garden all year round which feels like natural grass with minimal maintenance and withstands all weather conditions. We do recommend you call a professional to carry out the installation of the artificial grass, however understanding that you may wish to take on the project yourself, hope you find the following guidelines helpful. Before You Start When determining...

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