When choosing an underlay for your RugBuddy, (a rug underlay is sometimes called a ‘Rug Pad’), there are two issues to consider:
- Safety – important in all situations
- Thermal insulation – essential on tiles, stone, and concrete
Safety – rugs can be a hazard if they ruck-up or slip on the floor surface beneath. For this reason an anti-creep or anti-slip underlay is essential under the RugBuddy. In most situations, unless your floor is very cold, this is all you need.
We have a very clever, high quality, rug anti-slip underlay that you use one way up on carpet, and the other way up on any type of hard floor.
It’s called Top Fleece II and you can add it to your order* here:
* The underlay may be delivered separately from your RugBuddy. Please allow up to 7 days for delivery, but it will usually be much quicker.
Why not choose the RugBuddy and Top Fleece II underlay bundle here?
Thermal Insulation – on very cold un-insulated tiles, stone, and concrete, it is important to have a thermal underlay under the RugBuddy. Without thermal insulation the heat will soak into the floor and the RugBuddy will not warm up properly. At the moment we don’t supply this type of underlay.
Felt carpet underlay works well and is not expensive. There’s a good range here http://www.carpet-underlay-shop.co.uk/ . Just type ‘Envirolay’ into the search box on the right hand side to see the full range. I recommend Envirolay 28oz as it is only 7mm thick. You can buy a roll, half roll, or by the square metre, but you will need to cut, trim and (possibly) tape pieces side-by-side to suit your rug. (I’m not connected with this company in any way).
See https://www.bewarmer.co.uk/rugbuddy-faqs/ for more options.