Our underlay types include: rubber underlay with a sponge waffle finish, rubber underlay with a flat sponge finish, crumb rubber underlay, PU foam underlay, single stick underlay and double stick underlay, acoustic sponge underlay. We have all the major brands of underlay, such as Interfloor, so you know you can buy with confidence. We don't stock cheap own-brand underlay bought in from the Far East and which won't last as long as a quality underlay – we want you to be happy with your underlay for many many years. Our brands include: Duralay, Tredaire, Seventh Heaven (also called 7th Heaven), Gripperrods and Stikatak, and we have equivalents for the popular Cloud 9 underlays. There are three basic choices for underlay:
Sponge Rubber Underlay: Sponge rubber underlays range from the most sumptuous (Tredaire Colours Red) to the most economical (Steplite Step 60). The best sponge rubber underlay has an incredible underfoot feel, and is hard to beat for comfort. They also absorb more sound than other underlays.
PU Foam Underlay: PU foam underlay are almost as comfortable as sponge rubber, and are slightly more durable and warmer. They absorb almost as much sound as a sponge rubber. Our underlay ranges in thicknesses from 7mm to 11mm, and includes Tredaire Dreamwalk (direct equivalent to Cloud 9 Cumulus), Tredaire Softwalk (direct equivalent to Cloud 9 Cirrus) and Tredaire Cosywalk (direct equivalent to Cloud 9 Nimbus).
Crumb Rubber Underlay: If you have a lot of traffic through a room or have heavy furniture which gets moved, then crumb rubber underlays are by far the most durable. Heavy furniture will not cause dents in the underlay. They are also very environmentally friendly as they are made from recycled car tyres, and they are inherently resistant to moisture. There is nothing more hardwearing, but they are not quite as comfortable as the other two types, but they are still pretty good – for example, Tredaire Colours Red scores 6* for comfort, and Duralay System Ten crumb rubber scores 4*.