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Popular carpet underlays are:

  • Foam rubber
  • Crumb rubber
  • Felt
  • Cork

    Carpet underlays are typically 8-12mm. They primarily provide foot comfort, but they also reduce carpet wear and provide sound/thermal insulation.


The Cloud 9 Range

The original brand leader. Award winning range of underlays, manufactured from recycled materials and guaranteed to last for the lifetime of the initial carpet installation.

The Cloud 9 range of underlays offer excellent heat and sound insulation but are lighter than conventional rubber underlays.

The majority of domestic carpets are fitted using a method whereby the carpet is stretched onto carpet grippers. The use of underlay is therefore practical as it raises the level of the floor in line with the gripper pins, which enhances the finished look of the fitted carpet.



In addition to the Could 9 Range, there are also a range of polyurethane foam underlays for the domestic and contract markets. 

All PU underlays are made in the UK, from recycled materials, and offer great underfoot comfort and insulation.

Underlays give added protection to the carpet against the hard sub-floor during normal walking.

Indentations from furniture will be less severe where the carpet is fitted on a firm underlay.

Firmer underlays will prevent excessive vertical movement and stretching of the carpet in use and will therefore help to prevent rucking problems. 





PU underlays are available in 8mm, 10mm & 12mm.

PU Foam Carpet Underlay, Cloud 9, Nimbus, Cirrus, Cumulus, Tredaire Dreamwalk & Tredaire Softwalk are some of the main brands of carpet underlay we have available.

This 6mm carpet underlay is suitable for general domestic use, and offers an ideal underlay solution for the price-conscious buyer. Produced from black-coloured closed cell polyethylene foam, GRAPHITE has been designed as an economy carpet underlay and offers a lightweight solution to most areas in your home. Reduces noise, CFC free and is 100% recyclable.

Fibreboard underlay:

  • For use with laminate and real wood flooring
  • Proven impact sound reduction up to 21 decibels
  • Provides thermal insulation
  • Compression resistance 20 tons per metre²
  • Levels small indentations or protrusions up to 3mm
  • Can be used on timber and concrete sub floors
  • Easily cut to size and simple to lay
  • Can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating



0161 22 66 880




49 Upper Lloyd Street


M14 4HY



We are just 1 mile from Manchester City Centre.


Just 500 yards from Wilmslow Road (The Curry Mile).


Situated on the corner of Upper Lloyd Street and Great Western Street.


Running parallel to the Princess Parkway and opposite Greenheys Adult Learning Centre.


On the same road as The Manchester Dental Hospital.







Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday:

9am - 5.30pm

Sunday: Closed

5% off if you quote the discount code: FLEX45 in-store!

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