Yes, Dunlop's underlay are manufactured from 90% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. They’re also accredited by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label program, which identifies products that promote superior indoor air quality. Furthermore, they meet the requirement set by the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star program and achieve maximum rating points for building interiors. For more information click here.
Yes, a number of products are available that are treated with an anti-microbial. This helps control dust mites and provides protection against odours, bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi, which can trigger asthma attacks and allergies like hay fever and eczema.
Yes, providing the temperature does not exceed 40°C.
It is highly recommended that you change your underlay when you replace your carpet. Underlay wears alongside the carpet, leaving it with the wear patterns of the old carpet in high-traffic areas. It is important to note that a manufacturer may void a carpet's warranty if laid on old underlay.
Yes, all underlays are guaranteed by Dunlop for the life of the carpet. For full details click here to go to our warranty page.
Yes, a Dunlop underlay helps reduce the stress put on carpet by absorbing impact, which helps protect it from being crushed, matted or worn, which ultimately keeps your carpet softer and more comfortable for longer.
Yes, Dunlop carpet underlay will improve your home’s energy efficiency, preventing heat loss through the floor, saving you money on heating and cooling.
Yes, a Dunlop underlay improves acoustics by reducing noise transfer. Millions of tiny air pockets within the underlay help trap and absorb sound, which reduces the impact of noise through floors and ceilings.
A select few of our carpet underlays are treated with Dunlop Fresh Living. Dunlop Fresh Living is an anti-microbial that promotes healthier living by offering increased protection against dust mites, damaging bacteria, mould and mildew – significant triggers for asthma, hay fever and eczema. It also prevents odours and provides freshness, helping to create a healthier home environment.
The National Construction Code (NCC) is a performance-based code containing all Performance Requirements for the construction of buildings. Within the NCC, Specification C1.10 Fire Hazard Properties dictate the requirements of various building materials (including carpet and flooring) in relation to their CRF (critical radiant flux) and Smoke Development Rate performance.
Under this code, a carpet installation must be tested with the underlay which is being installed, and the result for that combination will determine its eligibility under the NCC. At Dunlop Flooring, we have tested and are constantly testing our underlay with various carpets within the industry to ensure that the fire rating is within acceptable ratings.
Carpet Underlay provides a protective barrier between the floor and the carpet, essentially acting as a shock absorber from foot traffic or any other heavy impact, hence minimising the wear and tear of your carpet.
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