Good quality underlay

30 Jan 2011
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United Kingdom
I've seen the following two underlays that seem highly rated on a shop site:

- Carpenters Deep Step PU Carpet Underlay (11mm)
- Cloud 9 Cumulus PU Carpet Underlay (11mm)
- Tredaire Dreamwalk Underlay (11mm)

These underlays work out fairly reasonable in cost terms if a full 15 square metre roll is purchased. Are any of these any good?
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They are perfectly acceptable deep soft underlays, they are however, nowhere near as good as a natural felt product such as Axminster Axfelt65. Having said that they are rated as Heavy Domestic products.

What are the requirements for the areas though? That may make a difference as to what you choose to meet your needs/requirements, i.e. sacrificing long term wear and appearance retention for a deep, soft, spongy feel.
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11mm puFoam will give you deep soft spongy feel (Dreamwalk etc)

Axfelt65 would give great progressive feel, better appearance retention and better insulation from noise and warmth in winter.

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