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What are the benefits of getting new underlay?

Underlay prolongs the life of your carpet as well as making it feel more pleasant to walk on, as it separates the carpet from the hard underfloor. Underlay also helps reduce noise and offers thermal insulation.

Unless your underlay has been laid very recently, we would advise getting some with your new carpet.

You may have heard that some carpets, those with felt backing, don’t need an underlay, and can be placed directly on this floor.

This is technically true as the felt provides some of the ‘spring’ that is traditionally given by underlay.

However, they will not perform as well in the long term and will still benefit from being fitted with underlay.

Find our selection of high-quality polyurethane underlays on the Accessories Page