Underlay: the hidden hero

While people quite rightly take a long time choosing the right carpet, they seldom think too much about what goes underneath.

Yet choosing the right underlay is an important matter and it’s easy to overlook the huge contribution it makes both to all-round comfort and to extending the life of your lovely new carpet.

So what, exactly does underlay do?

Well, it adds a nice, soft layer of cushioning. It’s what gives your carpet a good springy bounce. It adds protection too – reducing the impact of heavy feet on both the top and the underside of the carpet so your carpet lasts longer.

Anything else? Well, yes. It reduces noise levels, soaking up the sounds generated in your home and those of any neighbours below. It’s a layer of insulation too, working alongside your carpet to keep your home nice and cosy.

Like everything, underlay construction has moved along a lot in recent years. You can still buy underlay made of felt or rubber but there are other top-quality options too. We’re always happy to give our expert advice on the best choice both to match the carpet you’re fitting and the room that it’s going in.

We’ve always got samples in the van too and we’ll happily show you the different options when we bring our mobile shop to you!

Needless to say, we’ll be just as accurate when measuring the underlay as we will be for the carpets themselves so you’ll always get the right amount you need for the job in hand.

To book your free consultation just give us a call on 0131 554 4050 or email sales@bomarcarpets.co.uk.

Can’t get out? We’ll come to you.

Shopping for carpets and blinds has changed a lot in recent years. In the old days, if you wanted to buy carpets or blinds anywhere in Leith and Edinburgh, a nearby shop would be able to help.
But gradually, the little local shops disappeared. One by one the big players moved in and carpet shops became huge warehouses in out-of-town sites.
For many people, the big out-of-town stores aren’t so convenient. For older folks and people with mobility issues, finding a way to choose new carpets and blinds can be a major problem that requires a lot of help from friends and family.
Not anymore! Like so many things in the modern world, you can now pick the carpets, vinyl flooring and blinds you want in the comfort of your home.
Bomar Carpets and Blinds is completely mobile. We bring the shop to people all over Edinburgh – and of course in the Leith area where we had a shop for many years. Wherever you are, we’ll be happy to come to you.
We offer a free consultation service and we always have a wide range of samples. We also listen carefully to your requirements before making any recommendations.
We can access a very broad range of manufacturers and, with over 30 years’ experience, we’ll always be able to provide a solution that matches your needs and your budget.
Our free measuring service is accurate too and we’ll arrange the fitting.
Best of all, you can be assured that you’ll never be under any pressure to buy – we’re committed to providing good, honest, friendly advice and top quality products. We believe that’s important – particularly when dealing with customers in their own homes.
So if you’d like to book a consultation for yourself or for a member of your family just give us a call on 0131 554 4050 or email sales@bomarcarpets.co.uk. We’re always happy to help.