Duralay Luxury Carpet Underlay 100lb Waffle [9.15mm 10m2] £36.79 @ Screwfix
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Duralay Luxury Carpet Underlay 100lb Waffle [9.15mm 10m2] £36.79 @ Screwfix

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Found 19th Jul 2017
Quality underlay cheaper than what i was quoted for at the carpet shop when quoting for whole house. So ordered underlay @ SF and carpet at the shop.

Free C+C or delivery over £50. The medium version of this is 80lb at £39.99!

10m². Comfortable, long lasting, 9.15mm thick sponge rubber underlay. Provides excellent underfoot comfort with insulation properties for heat retention and reduced energy costs. Suitable for stretch-fit carpet installation.

For Internal Use
Ideal for Lounges & High Traffic Areas
Retains Heat
Reduces Noise
Makes Carpet Pile Easier to Clean
Extends Carpet Durability
10m² Rolls for Easier Handling
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wheresmywashboard

"10m² Rolls for Easier Handling"10m x 10m is huge.


10 square metres, not 10 metres square!
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screwfix.com/p/v…78j

More difficult to work with, but better.

screwfix.com/p/t…534

more expensive, 10 year guarantee (likely just against wear, no terms listed)

screwfix.com/p/a…923

more expensive, but 15m2 roll. Effectively cheaper per m2 and my choice, more difficult to work with than foam, but not a great deal more, much easier than the hair / fibre underlay.

The rubber tends to lose it's bounce in no time at all and disintegrates, very poor quality in comparison
"10m² Rolls for Easier Handling"
10m x 10m is huge.
eiamhere69

http://www.screwfix.com/p/vitrex-superfit-1500-luxury-carpet-underlay-10m/9878j#product_additional_details_containerMore difficult to work with, but better.http://www.screwfix.com/p/tredaire-softwalk-polyurethane-foam-carpet-underlay-9mm-15m/36534#product_additional_details_containermore expensive, 10 year guarantee (likely just against wear, no terms listed)http://www.screwfix.com/p/alpha-polyurethane-foam-carpet-underlay-15m/43923more expensive, but 15m2 roll. Effectively cheaper per m2 and my choice, more difficult to work with than foam, but not a great deal more, much easier than the hair / fibre underlay.The rubber tends to lose it's bounce in no time at all and disintegrates, very poor quality in comparison



we are replacing our old treadaire which is similar and has held up well for the past 15 odd years. have also the foam versions but prefer these waffle types.
wheresmywashboard

"10m² Rolls for Easier Handling"10m x 10m is huge.


10 square metres, not 10 metres square!
I'd suggest going for this instead: tradepriced.co.uk/tre…tml

Works out cheaper as well for 10sqm
Mada06

I'd suggest going for this instead: … I'd suggest going for this instead: https://www.tradepriced.co.uk/tredaire_dreamwalk_11mm_carpet_underlay.htmlWorks out cheaper as well for 10sqm



That's what I'd go for, better stuff, cheaper

Edit to say 20 year guarantee too, definite choice
Edited by: "eiamhere69" 19th Jul 2017
I don't think this is especially cheap (unless you are only after one roll). Carpet stores rip you off for underlay, so you are definitely going in the right direction by looking elsewhere, but waffle underlay is cheap as chips (typically <£2 m2) so Screwfix aren't really offering a bargain here! If you are doing a reasonable amount of carpet work you would be better off going to one of the online underlay specialists. They charge delivery, but by the time you order 3 or more rolls delivery charges become insignificant. One of these specialists would sell you PU underlay (a kind of continuous high density sponge which is much better than waffle), for £3-ish per sq metre in 15m2 rolls. A few years ago I put Cloud 9 (11mm PU) through my house at < £3/m2 and expect this will both extend the carpet life AND survive through a carpet replacement (i.e. outlast the current carpet!).

One of the suppliers who are worth looking at (who may or may not be one of the cheapest at the moment) - https://www.carpet-underlay-shop.co.uk/products/cloud-9-cumulus-pu-11mm-from-2-83-per-m2

ps I just saw someone recommended TradePriced for Tredaire Dreamwalk. I'd definitely second that (both the underlay and supplier, both of which I've used previously). It's another well regarded 11mm PU like the Cloud 9 above and a competitive supplier!
Edited by: "qyestionmark" 19th Jul 2017
ps The other thing carpet shops rip you off for is door bars! One of the nice things about using one of the online underlay stores is that they will also supply these at very good prices (often with no extra P&P). Carpet stores may sometimes do good prices on carpets, but it's the accessories they really make their money on!
qyestionmark

I don't think this is especially cheap (unless you are only after one … I don't think this is especially cheap (unless you are only after one roll). Carpet stores rip you off for underlay, so you are definitely going in the right direction, but waffle underlay is cheap as chips (typically



+1 here for 'Cloud 9' it's very good
Edited by: "q44q" 19th Jul 2017
whats best to use for wooden flooring?
Mada061 h, 38 m ago

I'd suggest going for this instead: …I'd suggest going for this instead: https://www.tradepriced.co.uk/tredaire_dreamwalk_11mm_carpet_underlay.htmlWorks out cheaper as well for 10sqm


Thx will bear them in mind. I had a 15% SF voucher anyway.
Could you please advise me on a good underlay for the bedrooms on the first floor to reduce the noise of footsteps and doors ?
qyestionmark

I don't think this is especially cheap (unless you are only after one … I don't think this is especially cheap (unless you are only after one roll). Carpet stores rip you off for underlay, so you are definitely going in the right direction, but waffle underlay is cheap as chips (typically <£2 m2). If you are doing a reasonable amount of carpet work you would be better off going to one of the online underlay specialists. They charge delivery, but by the time you order 3 or more rolls it's not significant. One of those stores would sell you PU underlay (which is much better than waffle) for £3-ish per sq metre (in 15m2 rolls). I put Cloud 9 - 11mm PU - through my house at < £3/m2 a few years back and expect it will extend the carpet life and survive through a carpet replacement cycle.One of the suppliers who are worth looking at (who may or may not be one of the cheapest at the moment) - https://www.carpet-underlay-shop.co.uk/products/cloud-9-cumulus-pu-11mm-from-2-83-per-m2 ps Just saw someone recommended TradePriced for Tredaire Dreamwalk. I'd second that and have also used it. (11mm PU like the above).


In my opinion pu underlay is cheap reycycled rubbish sold to people as the new big thing 'much better than the old waffle stuff' (what we really mean is it's cheaper and our mark up much better)
You can feel the hard chunks mixed with the soft when you walk on them.
I would go back to good quality waffle any day.
dannyeff3 h, 22 m ago

whats best to use for wooden flooring?


When I had it (ripped up now) it was this sort of compressed papier mache stuff.
ssc16 h, 14 m ago

Thx will bear them in mind. I had a 15% SF voucher anyway.



where do you get this discount code/voucher from?
Fantastic advice in this thread, I feel well informed on underlay now. Need to get the stairs to the loft recarpetted, I'll be well " armed " with knowledge when the tradesman gives me a quote.
Thank you all.
elbs

where do you get this discount code/voucher from?


when i went to see the underlay a new store opened nearby and the guy gave me the voucher when i purchased something.
qyestionmark

ps The other thing carpet shops rip you off for is door bars! One of the … ps The other thing carpet shops rip you off for is door bars! One of the nice things about using one of the online underlay stores is that they will also supply these at very good prices (often with no extra P&P). Carpet stores may sometimes do good prices on carpets, but it's the accessories they really make their money on!


Thank you so much for the advice. I'm currently buying carpets for our house. But the carpet shop say that they charge you extra for fitting carpet that you don't buy them directly. Other than carpet right I don't know where else to look.
Coffee100

Thank you so much for the advice. I'm currently buying carpets for our … Thank you so much for the advice. I'm currently buying carpets for our house. But the carpet shop say that they charge you extra for fitting carpet that you don't buy them directly. Other than carpet right I don't know where else to look.


Most carpet fitters are freelance - i.e. are not employees of a particular carpet store. Although many sometimes work for a particular store they only do so on a job by job basis. In other words it should be easy to find a local fitter - and with a little work find a good one who will work at a fair price. Word of mouth is the best way to find a good one. If you have kids ask other parents if they know anyone. Use Facebook groups - you may have a local "for sale" group which you can ask for recommendations. It should be possible to find someone local who will take work on on a job by job basis. A good fitter will have a van and be happy to just do fitting on a room by room basis, including collecting the carpet from the store you are buying from. I don't live in a particularly well-off community and would expect to pay a competent fitter somewhere around £2-£3 per square metre to fit a carpet. The work is broadly related to how long the edges are so a large room will be cheaper per square metre than a small room, and long thin installations (like stairs) will be higher again. Around here I'd expect to pay £30-£40 for fitting a reasonably straightforward 3m x 4m room (as a one off). If you are using one fitter for several rooms then I'd expect the per room cost to come down (even if they fit over several visits). In my experience fitters are frequently hard working but cheerful chaps who like working for friendly clients who they think will make life easy for them - i.e. having space to work, uncluttered rooms in which to work, who will make them tea and bacon sarnies and who might be a little flexible about when they can work - i.e. if they can pop around at the end or start of a day after or before doing a contract job for a chain and have a couple of spare hours. It doesn't cost anything to get quotes and if you invite them around and you seem friendly/realistic you might be surprised what quotes you might get.

I most recently fitted out a large house in stages and bought carpets from chains and local discount carpet suppliers (inc Carpetright) but got the underlay, grippers and bars from on-line suppliers. Most were fitted by two local fitters over a couple of years who other people recommended and I established good relationships with. It is also worth talking to discount carpet suppliers/warehouses to see if they offer "equivalent" carpets to anything you like in one of the chains. I had a Carpetright sales quote once for £1700 to fit out two large rooms (inc underlay, grippers, bars, etc) with 60m2 of a not particularly high quality "brand" carpet and a mediocre underlay. Just over half their quote was for the carpet. My local independent discount carpet warehouse supplied the identical carpet (under a different name but same manufacturer, same product!) at 2/3rds the sales price per m2 and I got a much superior underlay at much less cost online. End fitted total was less than £900, or nearly half the Carpetright sale quote for a superior end result! Note that I am not dissing CR as I have bought carpets from them too (often in their carpet madness sales or roll ends when I knew I was getting a good price). The trick is to know what is a fair price for all the components and just be mindful you don't get ripped off things like crappy underlay or other extras. Good luck!
Edited by: "qyestionmark" 23rd Jul 2017
qyestionmark

Most carpet fitters are freelance - i.e. are not employees of a … Most carpet fitters are freelance - i.e. are not employees of a particular carpet store. Although many sometimes work for a particular store they only do so on a job by job basis. In other words it should be easy to find a local fitter - and with a little work find a good one who will work at a fair price. Word of mouth is the best way to find a good one. If you have kids ask other parents if they know anyone. Use Facebook groups - you may have a local "for sale" group which you can ask for recommendations. It should be possible to find someone local who will take work on on a job by job basis. A good fitter will have a van and be happy to just do fitting on a room by room basis, including collecting the carpet from the store you are buying from. I don't live in a particularly well-off community and would expect to pay a competent fitter somewhere around £2-£3 per square metre to fit a carpet. The work is broadly related to how long the edges are so a large room will be cheaper per square metre than a small room, and long thin installations (like stairs) will be higher again. Around here I'd expect to pay £30-£40 for fitting a reasonably straightforward 3m x 4m room (as a one off). If you are using one fitter for several rooms then I'd expect the per room cost to come down (even if they fit over several visits). In my experience fitters are frequently hard working but cheerful chaps who like working for friendly clients who they think will make life easy for them - i.e. having space to work, uncluttered rooms in which to work, who will make them tea and bacon sarnies and who might be a little flexible about when they can work - i.e. if they can pop around at the end or start of a day after or before doing a contract job for a chain and have a couple of spare hours. It doesn't cost anything to get quotes and if you invite them around and you seem friendly/realistic you might be surprised what quotes you might get.I most recently fitted out a large house in stages and bought carpets from chains and local discount carpet suppliers (inc Carpetright) but got the underlay, grippers and bars from on-line suppliers. Most were fitted by two local fitters over a couple of years who other people recommended and I established good relationships with. It is also worth talking to discount carpet suppliers/warehouses to see if they offer "equivalent" carpets to anything you like in one of the chains. I had a Carpetright sales quote once for £1700 to fit out two large rooms (inc underlay, grippers, bars, etc) with 60m2 of a not particularly high quality "brand" carpet and a mediocre underlay. Just over half their quote was for the carpet. My local independent discount carpet warehouse supplied the identical carpet (under a different name but same manufacturer, same product!) at 2/3rds the sales price per m2 and I got a much superior underlay at much less cost online. End fitted total was less than £900, or nearly half the Carpetright sale quote for a superior end result! Note that I am not dissing CR as I have bought carpets from them too (often in their carpet madness sales or roll ends when I knew I was getting a good price). The trick is to know what is a fair price for all the components and just be mindful you don't get ripped off things like crappy underlay or other extras. Good luck!


Thanks so much! I really appreciate your time and help
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