Carpet Underlay in Swindon & Chippenham

Underlay is a vital part of your new flooring that changes how your flooring will feel, wears and look. The right underlay will increase the comfort level of your flooring, as well as the lifespan of carpet by approximately 50%. It also acts as a shock absorber ensuring your flooring remains looking and feeling fabulous.

Old underlay is much more likely to show signs of wear and tear, especially in a high traffic area of your home such as a hallway. It can cause ridges, make the carpet wear unevenly and harbour dirt and dust. 

Underlay can be overlooked as a pointless expense, but underlay is actually an integral part of new flooring that shapes how flooring feels, wears and looks.

Underlay has many benefits, including the following:

• Gives a great underfoot feeling;
• Works as a shock absorber;
• Helps with soundproofing and reducing ambient noise;
• Helps reduce energy bills by acting as an insulator;

Types of Carpet Underlay

Sponge rubber

Rubber Carpet Underlay is a great choice for your home. It is available in a waffled or flat profile, which are used for different requirements. Sponge rubber carpet underlays can be used in every area of your home - be it your living room, bedroom or even in high traffic areas such as the stairs.


PU (polyurethane) foam underlay is now the most popular type of carpet underlay on the market – and it’s easy to understand why. Not only is it known for its luxurious and comfortable feeling underfoot but it is also lightweight and easy-to-handle and offers superb protection for your flooring. PU  underlay comes in a variety of thicknesses and densities.

Crumb rubber

Just as the name suggests, crumb rubber carpet underlay is made from small crumbs of rubber that are bonded together. The rubber is 100% recycled – taken from used car tyres – making it a good eco-friendly option.

Felt/Crumb rubber combination

This is known as a combination Underlay and it is a product which is often considered to provide the “the best of both worlds” for customers. This is because this type of carpet underlay is made up of two different materials. The base is made from recycled crumb rubber, which comes from recycled vehicle tyres, and the top surface is made from 100% recycled fibres.

Why choose Avana Flooring?

- We bring our store to you;
- Free, no obligation quotation;
- We beat any price;
- Qualified, certified floor fitters;