Quality Underlay

6 Underlay Features you should look for

Our top 6 things to look for when buying a quality underlay. This will support the performance of your carpet, retaining that new look and feel for longer.
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Thickness and Density

Underlay is an integral ingredient that shapes the way your carpet will feel, wear, and look long-term. Low-density foam underlays whether cheap or expensive with a density of less than 110kg will quickly lose their resilience. This includes high-density foam products 120kg or more that are also too soft.

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Building Code Standards

The NZ Building code minimum standard for Sound insulation for floor coverings is NRC Noise Reduction Coefficient 55 (32dB), carpet and underlay combined. A high-quality underlay is designed for sound insulation and impact noise reduction..

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Energy Bills

Thermal: A quality underlay can also help towards reducing your energy bills by a significant amount as it traps heat under your floor, insulating the room and keeping it warm.

A carpet’s performance is dependent on the support it gets from underneath. If your underlay flattens quickly, your carpet will also flatten.

 Find an underlay that has excellent rebound properties. Look at the acoustic insulation properties of the product as this will indicate its retention characteristics. The higher, the better.

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Certified Quality

AS4288:2003 certifies a carpet underlay as compliant and manufactured in accordance with performance, quality, and safety requirements deemed acceptable for their intended use.

Carpet Performance

Retention of thickness

A quality underlay acts as a shock absorber, reducing the effects of pile crush in high traffic areas. Here are some tips on what to look for when purchasing your new carpet.

Protect your investment


A good-quality underlay prolongs the life of your carpet and makes it feel softer and springier. It also helps soundproof a room and provides extra insulation against heat loss.