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Which way up?Edit

So which way up does underlay go? is it rubberised side up? is it hesian side up? so wish it said on it 'this side up'! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 12:57, 29 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A. Underlay should always be installed "rubber down". This maximises the cushioning effect & enables the underlay backing to mesh with the carpet. The best underlays (Tredaire & Duralay) work really well & will last for the lifetime of the carpet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:08, 15 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The terms underlay and underlayment are frequently used interchangeably and do not apply solely to materials used under carpets. They also also refer to layers under a variety of floorings (Laminate flooring, Linoleum, Parquetry, Vinyl composition tiles, and more) and include acoustic underlayment (as cited here) and mortar beds for ceramic tile (as cited here).

The article, with appropriately encyclopedic information added addressing the above, should also be in [[Category:Flooring]]. Athænara 03:39, 17 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disambiguation page?Edit

This article could be turned into a disambiguation page and the information presented about each of the many uses of underlay and underlayment should be discussed in the larger related articles such as carpet, roof shingle, etc. Any thoughts? Jim Derby (talk) 16:21, 14 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]