Quality Underlay for Essex & London from Harley carpets

When laying new carpet, laminate or other flooring it is important to choose a good quality underlay, as this can make even the cheapest carpet look and feel amazing. More companies are now specialising in underlay alone, as there are so many different types designed to compliment and work with specific floor coverings. Underlay extends the life of your flooring, makes the floor comfortable to walk on, can prevent drafts, can provide sound acoustic insulation and save on your heating bills. It also helps to smooth out small imperfections in the subfloor. Generally the weight or thickness of an underlay affects the feel underfoot with the heavier or thicker underlay feeling softer and more springy.

The question you need to be asking is not which is the best underlay, but what is the perfect underlay for your home, in Stoke Newington and Ilford, or each separate room in your home.

Two of the most popular specialist flooring underlay manufacturers are Duralay and Tredaire.

Duralay Sponge Rubber, Foam & Crumb Rubber

Duralay is a brand that is famous for uncompromising comfort and durability with tried and tested products like Step 100, a widely used cellular waffle sponge rubber underlay.


Duralay offer a wide range of sponge rubber, foam and even crumb rubber underlays, which are an environmentally friendly option as they are made from recycled materials. Duralay Super mark 3 crumb rubber crumb underlay has a firmer feel while being long lasting.

High quality products like the Cushion Support 600 and the Kensington Deluxe combine felt with rubber crumb underlay and are recommended for heavy traffic areas in the home. They are also used for commercial applications providing a good degree of sound and thermal insulation, although this makes it not ideal where there is underfloor heating.

Underlay for Underfloor Heating


Underfloor heating is an increasingly popular feature in modern homes and can provide comfort and convenience. It does however limit the choice of underlay which can be used. Duralay Heatflow or Heat King are ideal as these underlays have a tog value of 0.75 and 0.79 and still have a good feel underfoot. Heatflow incorporates Thermylin™ for improved thermal conductivity which means it won’t interfere with underfloor heating systems. Harley Carpets also offers specialist products for wood and laminate floors like Timbermate Excel, another product by Duralay that performs amazingly and exceeds British Standards. Suitable for use in domestic or contract applications with floating laminate, engineered wooden and solid timber flooring.

Tredaire Range Polyurethane Rebond Underlay

Zest by Tredaire is a high quality polyurethane rebond underlay renowned for giving a luxurious cushioned result with excellent thermal and impact sound insulation. This medium density underlay is suitable for stretch fit installation of carpets, and will last the lifetime of the carpet when used in the recommended locations.


High quality polyurethane rebond underlay Terra Firma 9 also gives outstanding performance for heavy duty contract use. Manufactured in the UK Tredaire underlays include Colours – Red, a heavy weight textured flat sponge rubber underlay suitable for any flooring area within the home. Providing your carpets with incredible protection and support Colours – Red helps reduce carpet wear helping your carpet last up to 40% longer. It has a Luxury use rating and offers exceptional thermal and impact sound insulation too. Colours – Red underlay was featured during an episode of ’60 minute makeover’ prompting the recipient to comment it was like ‘walking on air’.

Contract 9 High Density PU Foam


Tredaire Contract 9 carpet underlay is a 9mm underlay in a violet colour with printed polyester backing. It is a multi- purpose underlay used for both stretch fit or double stick method of fitting. High density PU foam is designed for areas of heavy use, either domestic or commercial. Due to its versatility this rebond underlay will help your carpet stay as good as new and make cleaning trouble free. With a 2.73 Tog rating and impressive sound insulation Contract 9 is a real winner.

Harley Carpets offer a great range of top quality underlay from leading brands at prices that wont break the bank. We supply a carefully selected range but can obtain whichever brand you require so ring us for a quote on 01277 224015. Please note that if not in stock some underlays may take 7-10 days to reach you.

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