Dunlop Underlay

Frequently asked questions

At Dunlop, we’re always happy to assist you with any queries you may have. In order to make life easier, we’ve thought ahead and provided the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Are Dunlop underlays environmentally friendly?

Yes, Dunlop underlays 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.

Are Dunlop underlays suitable to use for people with allergies or asthma?

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.

Can Dunlop Flooring Carpet Underlay be used with underfloor heating?

Yes, providing the temperature does not exceed 40°C.

Can I re-use my old underlay with my new carpet?

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.

Does Dunlop provide a guarantee with the 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.

Will a Dunlop underlay help make my carpet last longer?

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.

Does Dunlop underlay assist with insulation?

Yes, Dunlop carpet underlay will improve your home’s energy efficiency, preventing heat loss through the floor, saving you money on heating and cooling.

Will a Dunlop underlay help reduce noise between levels / stories?

Yes, a Dunlop underlay improves acoustics by reducing noise transfer. Millions of tiny air pockets within the underlay help trap and absorb sound, which reduce the impact of noise through floors and ceilings. In particular, Dunlop AcoustiCushion has been specially designed to provide outstanding sound insulation. For more information click here.