Cheapest carpet underlay?

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Found 20th Jul 2009
Does anyone know where I can find the cheapest carpet underlay? Getting a new carpet soon and was going to use the old underlay but if I can find some underlay cheap I might as well do it all now
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FRANK's is cheapest but is poor underlay. = false economy
one thing that really makes a carpet is the underlay..
if you cant afford nice underlay then save up.
cheap = bad..
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and a decent double hessian backed carpet on top
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thats what I'm telling my husband! we need a new carpet cause we've got rid of the 60s stone fireplace and theres a huge bit now has no carpet The new one is felt backed is that good?
an old rubber u/lay is worth more than a new foam one, if you have to buy new and cheap then go for a felt u/lay, lasts longer than the cheap foam stuff and gives your carpet more support, especially on stairs
lostscot;5803933

thats what I'm telling my husband! we need a new carpet cause we've got … thats what I'm telling my husband! we need a new carpet cause we've got rid of the 60s stone fireplace and theres a huge bit now has no carpet The new one is felt backed is that good?



ok for bedrooms but I wouldn't have it anywhere else.
ya felt backed is pants...
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if you're in the house for a long time its worth spending a bit extra in decent carpets especially in rooms you frequent.....nothing better than a nice soft thick carpet

hessian backed is what u want really
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roadrunner1;5803951

ok for bedrooms but I wouldn't have it anywhere else.



Why?
whats wrong with woven carpets? lol
underlay, underlay.
isn't that what speedy gonzales used to say?:?
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half the price of carpet stores and same stuff tradepriced.co.uk/
lostscot;5804005

Why?



its generally man made, thin, has limited pile density and length!
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Jed Maxwell;5804012

whats wrong with woven carpets? lol



thats not what we talking about.....nowt wrong with a nice wool axminster mate
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Thanks, maybe we'll go for the other one then
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casparwhite;5804062

basics guide … basics guide herehttp://www.interior-design-it-yourself.com/carpet-ratings.html



Very handy, Thanks
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mate is a carpet fitter .. best to go for is Cloud 9 .. the dogs conkers
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that trade underlay website looks great prices, funnily enough was looking at the cloud nine one. think I'll just buy the underlay and not tell hubby till we come to having it laid
cloud 9 is the best foam underlay....
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people seem pretty happy with the foam here

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lostscot;5804005

Why?


felt backed wears out very quickly so no good in high traffic areas.
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csiman;5806047

felt backed wears out very quickly so no good in high traffic areas.


Wonder why our local independant shop sells this as suitable for lounges, halls etc ?
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lostscot;5807122

Wonder why our local independant shop sells this as suitable for lounges, … Wonder why our local independant shop sells this as suitable for lounges, halls etc ?


cos its cheap and they get a sale. and you'll be back in a year or two for a replacement :thumbsup:
lostscot;5807122

Wonder why our local independant shop sells this as suitable for lounges, … Wonder why our local independant shop sells this as suitable for lounges, halls etc ?



Nearly every carpet you see in a carpet shop will say on the back of the sample suitable for h/s/l bedroom/living room.. and alomost no matter what the quality it will say for heavy domestic wear on it. Even though it might be a pile of crap
I remember pulling up some old foam backed carpet that had been laid on paper.

The back of the carpet fell to bits as we tried to pull it up. I must admit it hadn't been that comfortable to walk on.

I must admit that now I buy better quality, but back in the days when I was first setting up home, quality wasn't my main concern.
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