It’s easy to get caught up in the selection of beautiful carpet which colour should you pick? What style and fibre? It’s equally important to ensure you have a superior quality underlay too though, as it can impact the feel and longevity of your new investment. Flooring Xtra uses Dunlop Envirotred underlay, which we feel ticks all the boxes.

Healthy Homes recently installed Envirotred, along with Soul Elements, Winter Solstice carpet in the home of Curtis and Caitlin. Their home’s carpet was worse for wear from years of general use and previous owner’s pets who had left an unfortunate aroma. The solution-dyed nylon twist carpet features OdourBan, meaning the smells are now gone for good- as they are absorbed and discarded, not just masked.

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For Caitlin and Curtis, their beautiful new carpet will last the distance, not only because their selection is a durable product, but because of the quality underlay installed as well. Some of the benefits of Envirotred include:


  1. Extra Cushioning

    One of the best things about carpet is how fantastic it feels underfoot. A good underlay adds another layer of softness under the carpet, making it even more luxurious to walk and lounge on.

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  2. Carpet Protection

    Underlay, if it is a quality product, should extend the life of your carpet and keep the pile looking fresh and upright for longer. The added protection from wear is an investment, but certainly a worthwhile one.

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  3. Thermal Properties

    Having an additional layer under the carpet can help retain warmth within the carpet, making it a cosy and comfortable surface. It can also positively affect your energy bills too; which no one is complaining about!

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  4. Acoustic Qualities

    There’s a reason carpet is a popular material in high-density living, with the consideration of noise impacts on neighbour’s imperative for harmonious living. Even in stand-alone homes, this is so important, particularly when multiple people are living in one house or where the building is multiple levels- life can be noisy!

  5. Environmental Credentials

    Dunlop is serious about its impact on the environment and reducing landfill. The product itself is created from 90% recycled content and is 100% recyclable. They also strongly encourage the careful removal and disposal of the product, not wanting to add to the growing concern of landfill. Flooring Xtra and Dunlop support Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week, with $1 from every roll donated to the organisation.

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The benefits of underlay are immense, so make sure you give this hidden material consideration when selecting carpet. Flooring Xtra staff can assist in store to help you make the best choice possible for your home.