Carpet Underlay

  • How much should underlay actually cost?

    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   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...

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  • Best Underlay for Concrete with Laminate or Carpet

    When you think of a concrete subfloor, your first thought might be that it’s going to feel cold and hard. So you immediately want to buy a thick, insulating underlay but that’s not always the best type of product to go for. There are more factors to consider that make buying the best underlay for concrete a little bit more complicated. As well as potentially being cold and hard, concrete subfloors can also cause moisture which can be problematic for certain types of flooring. In this blog post we’re going to talk through a number of scenarios which include: laminate, carpet and underfloor heating so you can find the best underlay to suit your needs. We are also going to explain how to check and prep a concrete subfloor ready for new flooring. Laminate Underlay for Concrete with Moisture Barrier Carpet Underlay for Concrete Subfloor Underlay for Concrete Subfloor with Underfloor...

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  • Tredaire Underlay Reviews & Best Price inc. Seventh Heaven Range

    This article gives a clear, balanced and comprehensive review of a variety of popular Tredaire products. The Tredaire brand is one of the most versatile, high quality and recognisable laminate & carpet underlay ranges available, and is manufactured by Interfloor in the UK. Interfloor products are used in homes, hotels, businesses, restaurants and other buildings all around the world. The materials used are environmentally-friendly, with plenty of treated and recycled materials being used. Here at U4U we stock a range of the most popular Tredaire products, with something for every part of the house. In this article we review the key specifications and measurements that you need to take into account when choosing underlay, and then take a closer look at each of the different Tredaire products. The Most Purchased Tredaire Product Important Tredaire Specifications There are a handful...

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  • Cloud 9 Underlay Reviews 9mm, 10mm, 11mm - Best UK prices

    This article will give you clear and thorough guidance into the different cloud 9 carpet underlay or laminate/ wood flooring options, that are currently available from Ball & Young manufacturers. Ball & Young is a company that’s dedicated to manufacturing their products in the UK. The foam underlay from Ball & Young is known to have good compression recovery properties and often a good degree of comfort depending which product you choose. Top products from Ball & Young... cloud 9 cumulus 11mm Cloud 9 Cirrus 9mm   Before looking at the full range of products, let’s take a look at the important specifications, how to choose the right Cloud 9 products and where to find the best prices. We’ll also address one of the most common questions – 9mm vs 11mm.   Important Cloud 9 specifications There’s a few specifications to look out for when choosing...

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  • Anti Slip or Cushioned Rug Underlay for Carpet and Laminate

    Can you use carpet underlay for a rug? There’s a lot of people wondering whether it’s good or bad to use underlay under a rug and if there are any benefits of doing so. The short answer is that many people have found good uses for carpet underlay beneath their rug, however a few important considerations need to be understood first. In this post we’re going to look at how to decide which is the best underlay for your rug and what to consider when making your buying decision. First, here’s the improvements that it can give your rug. Improved cushioning The first reason people add carpet underlay to their rug, is because it gives a nice cushioning. This is particularly true for hard floors, usually laminate or wood. By adding a rug with cushioning, they find it much more comfortable on the feet or for relaxing on.   Thickening up the rug Making the rug look thicker is also a...

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

      Tog ratings are the most important factor for many customers who are looking to purchase an insulating underlay. A higher tog rating means that the underlay will do a better job at keeping a room warm. An underlay with a high tog rating can make a huge difference to a cold concrete subfloor or draughty floorboards. Not only will it prevent warm air escaping – it will also act as a barrier to cold air trying to get in. Best Carpet Underlay for Insulation Carpet underlays can be thicker than those used with laminate flooring, so they have a higher tog rating because they are naturally more insulating. Carpenter Midas 12mm Underlay – 3.26 Tog Rating The Midas 12 is the number one underlay for insulation. It’s a luxury feeling product with a very high tog rating of 3.26. As well as keeping your home that little bit warmer, the Midas 12mm also has great sound insulation. The...

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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. 2 Cloud 9 Cumulus 3.1 TOG The Cloud 9 Cumulus is a comfortable, thick underlay with excellent sound reduction properties and a high tog rating. No.3 Underlay4U 12mm 2.93 TOG The Underlay4U has a 12mm...

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  • Best Underlay for Lounge Bedroom or Living Rooms - Comfortable and luxurious

    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...

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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 Carepenter 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...

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  • The difference between PU Foam vs Rubber Underlay

    One of the most asked questions we get at Underlay4U is 'which is better, PU foam or Sponge Rubber underlay?' There is no easy answer to this and it really depends on quite a few factors. Every home is different, and these materials will work differently to suit various environments. In this article we will cover what these materials are made of, their differences and similarities and how to decide which is best for you. Keep reading to find out the three vital questions to ask yourself before purchasing. What is PU Foam Underlay and What is it Made of?   PU foam is becoming more and more popular for carpet underlay, and it’s not hard to see why. It has so many benefits and is a great option for comfort and durability. But, what is it made from? It is made up of recycled materials. Europur tells us that this material is highly diverse and is the leading member of the polymer...

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  • Duralay Heatflow 6.1mm Carpet Underlay

    I’m sure that at some point in our lives we have come across the problem of cold floors! Usually in kitchens, conservatories and downstairs bathrooms etc. So as the cold days and nights are drawing in and you have decided to invest in underfloor heating installed this can be very expensive and the last thing you want to do is spend even more on underlay etc. So we at underlay4u have the solution. Duralay Heatflow underlay is designed especially for use with under floor heating. Whether it’s with carpet or with wood/laminate these underlays are second to none. The one we are looking at today is the underlay for carpet!! The general rule is that the underlay and carpet should not exceed 2.5 Tog; therefore both the underlay and the carpet both need a low Tog rating. Duralay Heatflow for carpets has a tog rating of only 0.75 Tog and is the best in the market. This underlay is one of the...

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  • 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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  • Carpet underlay types

    Here at Underlay4u, we are asked on a number of occasions, ‘what is the difference between foam underlay and rubber underlay?’ so here is a brief description of the different underlays we have available. There are many carpet underlay types, including foam, rubber & acoustic, these are only some of the carpet underlay types you will find online, get the right carpet underlay types for your different home areas, in fact, carpet underlay types you may need will vary according to your floor covering. There are different levels of thickness and weight. Types of underlay you use may vary within your house, according to budget and what you use the room for. Carpet underlay comes in different types and prices. Underlay is the material between the floor, which in the UK tends to be either wood flooring or concrete, and your carpets. Some carpets have a thin layer of foam on their...

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  • Working Out How Much Underlay You Need & Cost Calculator

    How much underlay do I need? On our web site we have a room calculator that gives a good indication on how much carpet underlay and gripper you will need. However when you are working out rooms that are not square, rectangular or hall stairs and landings you may find that you have to manually work out the quantities involved. The Easy Way Measure up your areas and ring us up – we are happy to work it all out or you! The DIY Way To Calculate For Carpet Underlay If your room is not square and you need to look at it as a collection of boxes. In the drawing below you will see a typical room with a bay window and a fire place and how we work out what underlay quantities are required. This process will work for most rooms, just simply break down the rooms into a collection of boxes. Calculating Underlay For Stairs For your stairs all you need to do is measure the width and the tread...

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