Having good quality underlay is essential!
When you are looking to purchase new carpets for your home you will probably spend a great deal of time and effort thinking about how you want it to look and feel. You might even set a budget and have a particular style or colour in mind; however, one thing you probably won’t think about, is what goes underneath the carpet, despite this being just as important as the carpet itself.
Having a good quality underlay is essential if you want to keep your new carpet in tip top condition for as long as possible.
If you have ever renovated an old house, or lifted up flooring from a long-neglected corner of your home, you will probably have found worn out, crumbling underlay beneath the floor covering. This should give you some idea of the amount of wear and tear underlay goes through and what a vital job it does in absorbing much of the impact that would otherwise be borne by your flooring or sub-floor.
A good quality underlay keeps your carpet looking new for longer. It absorbs much of the wear and tear caused by foot traffic and furniture, and can help the pile to retain its bounce. It will make your floor feel softer, warmer and more comfortable underfoot, It can also help to prevent draughts, reduce your heating bills and muffle sounds, turning your home into an oasis of tranquility.