Most people buy carpet and underlay together, so it helps to know about the qualities and variations in underlay.

Why quality underlay is important?

A quality underlay is the secret to shapes how flooring feels, wears and looks. It adds an important cushioning layer which makes your carpet feel soft and comfortable underfoot. Without it, every step you take or bit of furniture you put on your carpet will press the fibres straight into the hard floor, causing them to flatten. it’s an integral ingredient that A hugely important part of most flooring purchases is underlay. The right underlay will increase the comfort level of your flooring, as well as the lifespan of carpet by 30 – 50%. It also helps to keep warm air in your rooms and can stop draughts coming through the floorboards.