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    Underlay for carpet Rubber or Polypropylene?
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    • 5th Sep 07, 9:47 PM
    Underlay for carpet Rubber or Polypropylene? 5th Sep 07 at 9:47 PM
    After having rewiring done and now having to decorate we have lifted our hall, stairs and landing carpet so we can decorate (same carpet going back down) but have found the underlay needs replacing in the hall.

    The reason it doesnt need replacing on the stairs and landing is because its a different underlay to the hall, which is still bouncy even though its been down 14 years (very good stuff). The piece in the hall got replaced when we were flooded back in 2000 and that particular underlay is really rubbish. Its hard and has no bounce.

    Anyway, what im wondering is wether to get a piece of Duralay Supreme 100 (which ive figured from the markings thats what we have and still has bounce although wearing a bit thin on the step edges) for the hall and leave the rest down, or wether to replace all of it for the sake of the actual stairs and a piece about 6 feet x 3 foot on the landing. As we dont decorate often, only when needed, instead of like some who just fancy a change, it may be a good idea to replace it all now while the carpet is up.

    The main thing im wondering is wether to get the rubber waffle type as we have already or some new type stuff (new to me anyway) called Tredaire Dreamwalk Luxury which is a compressed rubber bits type stuff, described as PU/APT rebond. Has anyone has the waffle rubber type then changed over to this other sort and if so what do you think to it?
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