Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • More about carpet underlay

    In any home, there is one area that is used every single day, but is only usually noticed when it becomes damaged. We are of course talking about your flooring, and often the most important and hardest working component of your floor is actually hidden beneath the surface. Your underlay may go unnoticed, but it can actually make a huge difference to the comfort, durability and insulation of your home. As a substantial investment it is also important to protect the lifespan of your carpets, and key to this is the purchase of a quality, use-specific carpet underlay. For instance, in places such as the hall, stairs and landings, the constant footfall often causes the carpet pile to become flattened, especially with children running up and down the stairs. A good carpet underlay provides an extra layer of protection between the carpet and the floor preventing this from occurring. A high...

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  • How to Fit Wood Flooring Underlay and Laminate Flooring Underlay

    Fitting Laminate Flooring These are some general guidelines to fitting a laminate floor. Always remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions and, if in any doubt, use a professional installer. Laying Laminate Flooring Laminate flooring is becoming more popular every day, and there are many good reasons to buy it. Once the choice has been made between the different styles, materials and finishes then the next stage is to ensure that the laminate flooring is installed correctly. Each laminate floor manufacturer can have specific installation requirements, so it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions where appropriate and, if in any doubt, to use a professional installer. However, fitting it is not hard and these general guidelines are intended to help you get started. Fitting Laminate Flooring - the Preparation The very first thing to do is to checking...

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