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Carpet underlay what side touches the concrete floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by clubb699, 28 Nov 2010.

  1. clubb699

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    Hi all,

    Just a quicky here does the blue side of the 10 mm foam underlay touch the floor or is it the otherside thats like a waxy side?

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    Not 100% sure here as there seem to be many different types of underlay but as a general rule it always seems to me that if there is writting on it that faces up. Also if it's still rolled up it will unroll the correct way up, you'd have to turn it over otherwise.
     
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    Thanks for that info,

    It is roled so blue would go on concrete unfortantly theres no writing on other side its just the sponge with a wax coating i will go with blue down then thanks again.

    Lee
     
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    Nope!

    ...Blue side faces up

    the film to the floor
     
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    [​IMG]

    Ok this is the stuff now im confused we got a 50-50 here so best to show pic lol to lay it down or lay it up that is thy question

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    Blue side up for definate

    the blue colour identifies its thickness

    film to the floor helps stop dust being sucked through your carpet by your vacuum
     
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    Ok thanks alot for that info ;)
     
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    I'm not a carpet layer so will bow to lymmranger's better knowledge, I was just going by observations made on sites.
    Lymmy , can't help thinking that it all sounds a right ballache having to turn it all over , looking at the photo it'll unroll upside down i.e. blue side down or is it usd that way in other situations?
     
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    This is a closer look ladylola i think your right, or if not Carpet right that have done our main room have done it wrong they have done it blue side down but saying that my new underlay as got a waxing on the otherside were the main room is just foam and blue other side ;) i could not help but take our carpet up to have a look a few minutes ago. :evil:
     
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    Oh dear I'm as confused as you now :confused: Better brains than mine needed methinks.
     
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    According to our supplier its blue side up

    Normally (Cloud nine) the film side has the writing on it and would be film up. However Cloudnine as currently supplied is pants and most retailers use an alternative

    With all the other manufacturers there is no true (impervious) film so actually it doesnt really matter. The effectiveness of the film is questionable anyway

    This (PU) type of underlay is a source of great debate anyhow, some fitters claim it is too bouncy to give correct support on stair pads, I prefer it personally, and it has a great memory - dints caused by furniture seem to bounce out quite quickly

    If you have already fitted it just leave it ;)
     
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    Hi lymmranger,

    Thanks for the detailed explaination anough said its not down yet so can do what you say ;)

    Cheers
     
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    Just to add my thanks for lymmranger, every day's a school day on here :D
     

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