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4 Reasons to have your Carpet Underlay replaced

4 Reasons to have your Carpet Underlay replaced

At Carpet Barn, we truly believe that behind every great carpet is an even better carpet underlay. It’s easy to forget about the importance of the underlay as you focus on perfecting the outward-facing layer and its aesthetics – but it’s important to remember that like a good friend, underlay enables your carpet to be the best it can be.

Read on to find out more about the telltale signs that your underlay needs replacing, as well as general timelines for the underlay’s durability.

Cleanliness

Carpet underlay is fantastic at absorbing dirt and dust that accumulates in your home, helping to protect your carpet from damage and degradation.

However, once it has been installed for a long time, the underlay can begin to become saturated and lose its effectiveness – resulting in dirt and dust remaining on the top layer.

In order to freshen up the room, we recommend having your underlay replaced, even if the carpet on top remains the same.

New Carpet

Carpet Barn will always strongly recommend the replacement of underlay alongside a carpet installation (unless it’s 12 months installed or newer), as a way to ensure that the durability of your new carpet is maximised.

High-quality carpet underlay provides your carpet with the support that it needs, keeping it comfortable underfoot and looking new for much longer. Underlay also has shock-absorbing qualities that protect your carpet from impacts and droppages that could result in a flattening of the fibres.

Underlay has expired

Generally, carpet underlay has an expiry of about 25 years, although we would not recommend leaving it for quite that long!

Once a carpet underlay is experiencing extensive wear and tear, you’ll find that your carpet takes increasing amounts of damage and degradation – without the shock-absorbing, supporting properties of a high-quality underlay.

Having your underlay replaced will result in extending the shelf life of your carpet as well as a more satisfactory day-to-day experience.

Energy Bills

As well as keeping your carpet comfy and in good condition, underlay plays an important role in insulating your home. If you’re noticing an increase in your energy bills over time, it could be because heat is escaping through the floors and ceilings, resulting in needing more energy use to maintain the same levels of heating.

Some underlays are specifically designed with thermal retention in mind and could save you money – while it may seem like an extra expense on the surface, you can save up to £65 per year, or 15% off your energy bills.

Carpet Barn stocks an extensive range of Carpet Underlays

At Carpet Barn we have a carpet underlay for every situation, with our extensive selection offering you the chance to pick the correct qualities to suit your unique requirements. You’ll find Zest, Brio, Axfelt and Treadmore underlays just to name a few.

To purchase your next carpet underlay, browse our selection of products on our website, or visit us in store today at one of our many store locations: Poole, Ferndown, Christchurch, Fareham and Eastleigh.

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