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Carpet Underlay.

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Idleman, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Gammawolf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 15, 2007

    Posts: 2,051

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    Might as well weigh in, i bought cloud 9 super contract 10mm and it feels great, but i've only had it for a year.
     
  2. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: the south

    Going to be getting our lounge and stairs carpet done soon and wanted to buy the underlay separately for a batter price.

    We have concrete floor in the lounge and the current underlay is glued down rather than on gripper rods.

    Is the cloud 9 underlay still regarded as the best "bang for buck" or should I be looking into something else.

    Open to all recommendations.

    cheers.
     
  3. i5aces

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 29, 2012

    Posts: 678

    Location: Andover

    watching this with interest, I have almost completed on my house and the whole house requires new carpets, from my quick maths about 135 m2 worth so am looking for a good underlay that's not going to cost the earth
     
  4. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: the south

    Seems the Wilson underlay gets good reviews as well but not sure it's suited for concrete floor.

    Though not sure if that will be an issue in our house as it has 1970 electric under floor heating that is no longer in use but I'm assuming it must be well insulated?
     
  5. samcat

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 3,258

    Location: Near Bristol, Uk

    Last house I used Cloud 9 cumulus 11mm.. after 6 years its still in great shape. Its been a rental now for 2 years and is holding up well (and the tenants love it).
    New place, when we were having a new carpet fitted you can guess what I chose... Cumulus. Carpet fitter complimented us on our choice and said its his fav for living rooms and bedrooms.
     
  6. trigg_27

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 9, 2018

    Posts: 857

    Location: Newport

    Just out of curiosity, I just looked at Cloud 9 Cumulus on the underlay4u site and came across this gem of a special offer:

    Save an Extra 0% & Buy the Full Roll (15m2 Per Roll)
     
  7. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: the south

    Hey all.

    I went with cloud 9 cumulus 11mm in the end. Intending to do the lounge, dining room and hall ways with it.

    I also intended to do the stairs with it but I've just had a estimator round from carpet right that told me 11mm was illegal to use on a stairs.?.

    First I've heard of it. He said it was because of a tripping hazard with the edge of the step over hanging more?
    He wasn't being pushy for me to buy more underlay, just giving me the advice. He also told me I can save a lot of money getting my own gripper rod as well, so I don't think he was trying to drive the price up.

    I've searched online and can't find any thing that say 11mm is illegal to use on a stairs but I have found a lot of people saying its not the best idea to use 11mm on stairs and 9mm would be better.

    Has any one used 11mm on their stairs?

    It's got me thinking i should get something else for the stairs now though. 9mm Crumb rubber comes up a lot and I'd only need 11 meters so hopefully wont add too much cost on.

    Any one got any advice.

    cheers.
     
  8. Gammawolf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 15, 2007

    Posts: 2,051

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    I put cloud 9 super contract 10mm on our stairs and the guy had no issue with it, seems to have gone down as normal
     
  9. Felix

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 25, 2003

    Posts: 2,702

    Illegal?!?! No. Just not advised.
     
  10. SPG

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 6,281

    had cloud 9 all upstairs, as good as i put it down 2 years ago.
     
  11. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 25, 2003

    Posts: 38,980

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    We've just had 11mm cloud9 in the finished bedrooms. Obviously time will tell how long it lasts but for now its bloody brilliant.