When comes carpet underlay, they are divided into three types and each of these types has its own pros and cons. They can be very useful but on the other hand, they can harm you in a way you might not be aware of and this is what we will be discussing in today’s blog.
In this guide, we have explained the types of carpet underlays along with some of their pros and cons. So, let’s get started and get to know all about it.
- Foam Underlay
Foam carpet underlay is an item that’s relatively new to the market and is made to provide additional comfort underfoot. It is produced with recycled sponges that have been mulched and steamed into a large cylindrical block. After that, it is precisely cut into specific thicknesses ranging from 7mm to 12mm.
- Soft to the touch.
- extremely durable
- Absorbs sound
- Insulation Against Heat
- Fitter Friendly
- environmentally friendly
- It cannot be recycled.
- Rubber Underlay
Under most carpets, you can probably expect to discover what you expect. Because of better products like PU Foam Underlays and New Wool Underlays, which excel in all areas like comfort and insulation, rubber underlays are currently in steep decline. However, the waffle air gap design of traditional rubber underlays quickly compresses.
- Underfoot comfort is firm.
- extremely effective noise reduction (due to the density of rubber)
- resistant to wear
- is not recyclable
- Not friendly to athletes
- extreme lack of thermal insulation
- Wool Felt Underlay
This carpet underlay is gaining a lot of popularity because of its excellent thermal & comfort qualities. Traditional felt underlays were made of Jute/Hessian fibers, which are known to compress and have poor thermal insulating or luxurious underfoot qualities. However, some felt producers have found “wool,” a superior fiber. Wool makes an excellent underlay since, as we are all aware, it is a great insulator and is used in scarves, jackets, and blankets.
- high levels of thermal insulation (cut down heating bills).
- Reduced airborne and high-impact noise.
- Underfoot comfort is good.
- friendly to the environment.
- cheaper than underlays made of PU foam or rubber.
- Not as soft as PU Foam underlays when walking on them.
Cost Of Carpet Underlay
Carpet underlay is not as expensive as you might think. On average it costs somewhere between $0.50-$2.90 per square meter. Just do good research and be sure of the type of carpet underlay you need since the prices for each type of underlay may differ. Also, if you have a tight budget and don’t want something very expensive then look for the type that may fit in your budget.
A carpet underlay is a very useful thing but on the other hand, it also has some disadvantages. By keeping in mind all the pros and cons of the different types of underlay mentioned above in this guide, you can choose a perfect underlay for your home that too according to your needs. We hope this article was helpful and you enjoyed reading it. Good luck!