How much should underlay actually cost?

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If you’re unsure about how much you should be paying for your underlay, then you’re in the right place.

In this article, we are giving you both an overview and more detailed insights into how much you should expect to be paying for underlay.

That way, you can make a better decision as to which product to purchase.

We will address subjects such as

  • Cost per square metre
  • Delivery costs
  • Good Underlay – is it worth it?
  • Specific Brand Comparisons

We also have a specially designed room calculator on each product page that will help you work out the total square meter of your rooms

Cheapest Underlay products for carpet


Underlay Cost Per square meter

Underlay per square meter should cost you between £3 and £8 per square meter, including delivery.

The actual price per square metre depends on a number of variables, but you should expect to see prices per square meter of underlay that range between £3 and £8.


Cost of Underlay delivery

The cost of delivery is a big challenge.

And it’s one of the biggest challenges for online companies because of the weight and size of the products. Especially the denser and therefore heavier products.

If you order your underlay online, the cost of delivery will impact how much you pay in total. Some companies prefer to include the delivery costs as part of the roll of underlay, whereas others will add a delivery on at the end of your journey.


Good Underlay costs – are they worth it?

A common question is whether it is worth investing in a good underlay and burdening the costs now, for a longer-term benefit.

One way of making this decision is based on how much you have spent on your carpet.

If you buy a more expensive carpet, for example wool, that is designed to be durable and last for many years, then you should try to invest in a higher quality underlay. Of course, that’s if the budget allows.

The underlay will protect your carpet for longer so even if you have bought a cheaper carpet, you may be able to give it a longer life by choosing a more expensive underlay.

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Brand Costs & Comparisons

A full brand comparison is beyond the scope of this article. So, we have picked a couple of the most popular brands to give you the costs side-by-side.

You can download our free guide, which is designed to help you choose the right underlay for your needs, based on density, foot traffic and preference.

Cloud 9 Underlay costs

Cloud 9 has 2 extremely popular products. So, let’s take a look art what you can expect to pay

  1. Cloud 9 Cirrus – Approximately £5.50 per square meter including delivery, designed for the stairs or areas with a lot of stomping will
  2. Cloud 9 Cumulus – Approximately £5.50 per square meter including delivery – designed for lounges, bedrooms or areas of comfort.


Carpenter Underlay costs

Carpenter is seen as one of the highest quality manufacturers in the UK by many trade workers.

Carpenter Deep Step is by far the most popular of the Carpenter range at just under £4 per square meter including delivery. Perfect for lounge, bedroom and other living areas.

The Midas 12mm thick underlay is the next most popular at a price of £3.50 per Square meter, including delivery.

The Midas 10mm is also a popular choice as a slightly cheaper, thinner option at approximately £3.30 per square meter, including delivery.

All our carpet underlays are sorted by price on the category page and we try to give you a clear view on where they rank in terms of quality.