Once correctly laid a rug underlay will be good for at least eight to ten years in our opinion and we carry the full range of underlays for each floor surface. We have been laying underlay for carpets and rugs for over 25 years and can solve any troublesome rugs from moving about. Our underlay will also help preserve the life of the rug and prevent it from getting crease lines which generally happens from continuous movement. Our prices for the two most frequently used rug underlays we can supply are as follows:
Rug Underlay for wood floors, tiles and fitted carpet is priced at £18 sq/m + Vat
Sticky Grid Underlay which stops rugs moving about on fitted carpet is £15 sq/m + Vat
Please contact us if you require a quotation for us to visit you to lay our rug underlay. There are alot of varying types of underlay on the market. We have been sent samples of different underlays from various companies for many years. But we have always continued to use our underlay as we believe it is the best one available today.
Using the correct rug underlay is paramount to the longevity of your rug or carpet. Rugs on carpeted (or wall to wall) floors can move or creep about which is both irritating and can cause damage to your rug. The rug can rise into a crease which is then walked upon as it is the highest point of the flooring, we often see rugs worn in ‘ridges’ which is an obvious identifier for a rug not sitting flat. We have been using this high quality rug underlay which will preserve, protect and stop your rug from moving for over 10 years and we personally have found it to be the best product on the market.
On a polished wooden floor, the rug can become a very dangerous slip hazard, so we would always supply an underlay suitable for the type of wood you have. Many older underlays used to damage wooden floors by in fact gripping or sticking to the wax on the surface which would be stripped off when the underlay is moved. Modern techniques and materials have created some wonderful products which are both very good at their primary purpose but will cause no damage to their surroundings at all.
Stone floors can be a source of wear to a carpet if for example the stones are not laid smooth, old flagstone floors for example can have some very obvious ridges between adjacent stones between the mortar. This will cause a rug to wear prematurely, and can be overcome by using a slightly thicker stiffer underlay which changes the abrupt change in height to a far smoother curve, hence stopping the wear lines in their tracks.