The different types of underlay we stock all have advantages and disadvantages. There are so many different types and each type comes in different thicknesses and weights. It can seam bewildering even for a professional, let alone a retail customer. We hope the information here will help professional and customer alike to make a more informed decision.
Lightweight foam underlays provide a high performance to cost ratio and have quickly grown to become the product of choice. Each underlay is kind to the environment by being made with recycled post industrial waste and are completely recyclable after their long use. When choosing a rule of thumb is the thicker the underlay the better the Comfort, whilst the greater the Density the better the underlay will perform over time.
Crumb rubber underlays are kind to the environment whilst providing the highest level of performance. Made using recycled car tyres, with their high top quality rubber content deliver the ultimate underlay for durability. Great for heavy wear areas like the halls, stairs and landings in the home and for most commercial areas. They are suitable for both stretch fit and double stick installation methods. Furthermore, some crumb rubbers are suitable for single stick allowing for quick and clean removal of the flooring at the end of its life.
Rubber waffle underlay, contains pockets of air that help provide a luxury feeling as it gives the carpet springiness. The underlay acts like shock absorbers on your car, extending the life of your carpet by 30-40%. Moreover, a rubber underlay helps reduce sound by up to 250% and by supporting your carpet helps you keep it clean.