Difference between types of underlays

Underlays are applied for different rooms within the home and have a unique purpose. We recommend that new carpet underlay is brought with every carpet, which is why we stock a range of leading brands and range of different types; including Polyurethane Foam, Crumb and Rubber for domestic purposes.

Different types:

PU (Polyurethane) Foam
Made from offcuts of recycled foam, PU foam is now the market’s most popular choice. With the options of different thickness and densities, the foam provides excellent comfort and performance levels. Foam is perfect for providing the home with a soft and comfortable underfoot, great for insulation and is light weight which helps to handle.

Sponge Rubber
Probably what you would expect to find under traditional homes back in the 1950s. Manufactured with a waffle air gap design which compressed after a short period of time, Sponge Rubber performs well for comfort and has durable spring retention.

Crumb Rubber
Ideal for heavy footfall and offering maximum protection – crumb is flat and denser.