Jacaranda’s Guide to Carpet and Rug Underlay
Carpet & Rug Underlay Guide
Here at Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs we are often asked what underlay we would recommend. So we have put together a quick overview, breaking it down into the following categories: domestic, underfloor heating, environmentally friendly or contract use, so hopefully you will find one to suits your needs.
For rugs within the home we sell the Teebaud anti-slip rug underlay. It is approx. 4mm thick, made of needlefelted polyester and is suitable for use with rugs situated on carpets or hard floor and can be used with underfloor heating. If you would like more information on our rug underlay please contact us. For carpet we have two underlay products by Cloud 9 the ‘Connoisseur 8’or ‘Caviar & Crystal 11’. Both are for luxury domestic but they are offered at different thicknesses. The C8 is 8mm and the CC11 is 11mm, with tog ratings of 2.3 & 2.7 and sound insulation of 37dB & 41dB. They are both stretch fit, made from recycled materials and with ultra fresh technology. The key difference is that the CC11 is firmer than the C8.
Underfloor Heating Use
For areas where you have underfloor heating we would recommend Duralay ‘Heatflow Carpet’ for heavy contract use or Tredaire ‘King’ for domestic use. The Duralay product is 6.1mm thick with a 0.75 tog and sound insulation of 31 dB, it is also 100% recyclable. The Tredaire option is 8.3mm thick with a 0.8 tog and sound insulation of 42 dB. Both are stretch fit, low VOC emissions and antimicrobial & mildew resistant.
For those looking to ensure all products used are environmentally friendly, these 3 options will fit the bill for both luxury domestic and heavy contract usage. Texfelt offer ‘Springbond 9’ or ‘Springbond 11’ and Axfelt offer a ‘Triple Layer Underlay’. Texfelt Springbond at 9mm or 11mm are both made from recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable, with tog ratings of 2.1 & 2.3, sound insulation of 41dB or 57dB. They have no harmful VOC content and they are moisture, rot and mildew repellent. Axfelt underlay is 10mm thick with a 2.2 tog and sound insulation of 32dB and it is made from 100% recycled material, but it is not suitable for use with underfloor heating.
For contract needs we have three products by Cloud 9 ‘Contract’, ‘Super Contract’ and ‘Silver Linings’. Contract & Super Contract at 8mm or 10mm, thermal insulation 2.1 & 2.3 tog, sound insulation 35-37 dB & 39-42dB. Contract is suitable for heavy contract & domestic use in areas where a firm fitting and high energy absorption is required. Super Contract is suitable for luxury contract & domestic use, in areas such as living rooms and bedrooms. Silver lining we have also listed as it is the most suitable for boats, for heavy contract use where a flat firm fitting is required. It is 6mm thick, has a thermal insulation 1.5 tog & sound insulation 30dB. All are constructed from Cloud 9 APT crumb, suitable for double stick or stretch fit, made using recycled materials and include ultra fresh technology.Back