Carpets can add an extra verve to any room. They can transform average rooms into the complete lap of luxury. A nice carpet is something that many people seek to purchase, and can be the envy of all visitors. Of course, such a prestigious carpet will need looking after, and one of the best things that you can do to protect your carpet is to invest in a quality carpet underlay.
Underlay will protect your carpet from signs of wear and tear and will reduce the pressures of carpet traffic. Fortunately, underlay is relatively cheap, and will cost a fraction of the price of your new carpet. Underlay is placed underneath the carpet, and so the manufactures do not go to the added hassle of creating patterns, etc. and so, with fewer manufacturing steps, it is significantly cheaper.
When you walk on a carpet that has underlay fitted, you will find that it is very comfortable; that it has added a certain ‘bounce’ to your footfall. This bounce acts as a shock absorber, and is created from a pocket of air between the carpet and its underlay. It is the underlay that takes the brunt of any pressure, and the carpet keeps its shape longer and better.
Underlay helps in other ways too, in terms of the appearance of your carpet. It may sound odd, but it actually helps to protect carpets from dirt and stains. Because of the bounce, dirt does not sit in the carpet, it moves around, and thus finds it harder to sink into the material. When it comes to vacuuming, therefore, it is much easier to lift any dirt. Stains do not penetrate as deep, because of the pocket of air that acts as an upstream force.
For those of you who are concerned with budget, you will be pleased to know that having a carpet underlay placed beneath the carpet will help to save money on your energy bills. It acts as an insulator and will keep rooms warmer in winter and cooler in summer, and therefore, you will be able to turn your thermostat down a notch or two.
If you live in South-East London, and you would like further help and advice in choosing the right underlay for your carpet, then please contact us with your requirements today!