Can I use carpet underlay for hard floors?

There’s a common misconception that carpet underlay can be used under hard flooring such as laminate and wood. This is certainly not the case.

Carpet underlay has too much give in it. It is soft and spongy and if you fit your hardwood floor on top of carpet underlay, the boards will move and either squeak or come apart when the flooring joints collapse and break, as they inevitably will without a firm base beneath them. It really is important to use the correct underlay for your flooring.

Contact the flooring experts at Branagan Flooring Services for professional advice on the correct materials, including underlay, and the most appropriate options for each flooring type. As we’ve said before, the success of your installation lies in the preparation. Take the time to do things correctly and the outcome of your flooring project will be so much better.

Contact us by using our online enquiry form or call 0161 945 3437.

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