Flooring underlay is absolutely essential for any renovation or DIY project as it protects your laminate or floor by reducing wear, absorbing shocks to increase comfort, and also adds an insulating layer beneath the surface you walk on. Carpet underlay is just as important in any property — commercial or residential — as it will ensure your carpet is long-lasting, soft, warm, and comfortable underfoot. Some flooring underlay is important as a moisture barrier, which will prevent issues with damp or spillage — ideal for bathrooms and kitchens, check your underlay has a moisture barrier if you intend to install in these rooms. See all of our accessories for more useful carpet and flooring accessories.
When you’re looking to replace your carpet or vinyl flooring, you should also consider replacing the flooring or carpet underlay at the same time. Fresh underlay can ensure that you are still protecting your home or office as much as the day you first stepped inside. Different thicknesses of underlay are available for different needs, with some of the thicker underlay only working for carpet.
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When choosing a new flooring underlay or carpet underlay, it’s important to think about where you’re going to be installing it in the house. Kitchens and bathrooms typically don’t use carpet because of the damp and water splashes, so ensuring that your vinyl flooring has a suitable moisture barrier underneath it will prevent long term damp problems.
Carpets can feel fuller, more luxurious, and last longer when teamed up with an appropriate carpet underlay. It’s worth going for something that will give your carpet a boost, but there are options that will help if you’re laying in high-traffic areas.
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