CommercialCarpet Underlay

Carpet Underlay

Most commercial broadloom carpet is installed using the dual bond method. Conventional ‘stretch-in’ installation where carpet is installed over underlay and attached to perimeter gripper strip and carpet tiles with integrated pad as part of the backing, are other installation options.

Whatever the type of underlay used, the combination of carpet and underlay provides greater underfoot comfort, excellent noise reduction and thermal resistance properties and, a lessening of the risk of injury when slips and falls occur.

The main types of underlay are re-bond foam, SBR latex, rubber and felt.

Australian standard AS 4288 – Soft underlays for textile floor coverings – includes a classification scheme with 5 categories of intended use, described as:

Product Information

The following underlay manufacturers are members of the Carpet Institute: