It's also worth bearing the following useful tips in mind:

Keeping Existing Underlays Often Proves to Be a False Economy

Unless the existing underlay is in excellent condition, with no signs of wear and tear, it's generally better to buy new underlays at the same time as you buy your new flooring. Underlays deteriorate over time so won't provide the same support and protection to your new flooring unless they're still in pristine condition.

Ensure Underlays Are as Flat as Possible When Fitting

It's worth spending a bit of time achieving a perfect finish when you're fitting any kind of underlays. Don't be tempted to rush the job, thinking it won't matter as only the actual flooring will be visible. Any lumps, bumps or imperfections in underlays can ruin the final appearance of your flooring and can even cause damage to the flooring in some cases. In addition, an uneven finish can present a tipping hazard or cause some areas of your new flooring to wear out quicker than others.

Ensure Underlays Are Securely Fitted

Again, don't rush this part of the job, as it may lead to problems at a later date. Ensure underlays are properly fitted and are secured. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions frequently when fitting underlays to ensure you follow all their advice. Even if you have fitted different types of underlays previously, each manufacturer will have their own guidelines, so it's always worth taking the time to study the instructions.

If you're unsure what type of underlay is best for your flooring project, please feel free to contact our friendly, professional team. Our experienced staff will always be delighted to answer any questions you might have and to point you in the right direction.