Do I really need carpet underlay?
Often considered to be an optional extra, carpet underlay is, in fact, essential for maintaining the look, feel and functionality of your carpet. Below, Carpet Barn’s flooring experts run through the main benefits of underlay to help you understand why it’s not simply a luxurious extra.
Underlay increases the life of your carpet
As it acts as an effective shock-absorber to the general wear and tear of busy, modern homes, underlay helps prolong the life of your carpet by as much as 50%! It also helps keep it looking as good as new as it stops the carpet pile from flattening and, as it provides a soft, springy surface, dramatically improves your comfort.
Improve energy consumption with carpet underlay
Not only does carpet underlay provide you and your family with lovely, squashy flooring, but it can also help to cut down your energy usage. This is because carpet underlay adds an extra layer of insulation to your home, trapping heat and stopping it from escaping through the floor. Not only does this help reduce your energy bills, but it also helps you to do your bit for the environment.
Carpet underlay reduces noise by up to 30%
Again, because carpet underlay adds an extra layer of protection to your floor, your carpet becomes even more effective at absorbing noises, effectively reducing sound pollution by as much as 30%. So, when you install underlay with your carpet, you’re sure to notice a definite reduction in common household sounds, from the pitter-patter of tiny feet running along the hallway to the strange music being blasted from your teenager’s bedroom.
At Carpet Barn, the South's leading provider of flooring and beds, we supply and install a variety of luxurious carpet underlays to help protect the flooring of your home and increase your comfort. To learn more about the types of underlay available, visit us in your local store or contact us online today.