The best way to make a decision about the specification of your underlay is to consider all the factors surrounding its use; the type of installation you require, whether you’re using carpet or hard flooring, the likely footfall, whether things like trolleys and baggage will be wheeled across the area, the desired level of comfort, acoustic considerations, and what fire ratings are required.
We are delighted to now offer RIBA and BIID approved CPD’s as well as a range of products on NBS Plus, helping to make specifications as straight forward as possible.
Use our underlay specifying tool.
Underlay protects a carpet and keeps it looking new by preventing the pile flattening.
Underlay delivers cushioning to make carpets so much more comfortable.
Underlay acts as a ‘shock absorber’ so carpets suffer less wear. New underlay can extend the lifetime of a carpet by up to 50%.
Underlays provide an extra barrier to retain heat and could help cut your energy bills by up to 15%.
An underlay will also act as a barrier to embedded dirt, making it easier to clean and more hygienic.
A carpeted floor with an underlay will act as a barrier to sound, ideal for multi-level living. Underlays for wood and laminate floors can reduce in-room noise by up to 30%.
Underlay will help to stop the carpet stretching and becoming loose, as well as providing a vapour barrier and preventing movement for wood and laminate flooring.
Underlay helps to flatten out uneven sub-floors.
We have many products that are made to suit specific purposes. To help find the one right for your project you can download our handbook or answer the few simple questions below to find the most suitable products for your needs.