How can I improve my very thin gel backed carpet experience, if at all?

Discussion in 'Carpet / Textile' started by dubster, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. dubster

    dubster Member

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    Hi guys

    I've just bought a custom printed carpet as a present for my father. It looks great, but is very thin (like maybe 2-3mm), gel backed, and also in 1.8m wide strips (for a 3.6m wide room).

    I accept there's going to be a line down the middle of the room (price of having a custom print), but what I wanted to know is - can I improve the feel of it by having it laid over an underlay, or is that just a no go ?
    I know gel backed is meant to be stuck to the floor, but I wondered if there were any other options at all.

    Thanks very much

    Scott
     
  2. Jules

    Jules Active Member

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    You could always double stick.stick underlay all over ,and then stick carpet to underlay.

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  3. dubster

    dubster Member

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    Is there any particular type of underlay that will/wont work like that? Or can I just get a really good one and go with that? Thanks for the reply too.
     
  4. Jules

    Jules Active Member

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    Not too thick cloud nine silver lining possibly

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  5. dubster

    dubster Member

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    You're a star. Thanks very much. I'll get that.
     
  6. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I would look at a crumb rubber if your going to use underlay as it’s very dense


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  7. tarkett85

    tarkett85 Well-Known Member

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    Durafit or system 10


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  8. dubster

    dubster Member

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    Thanks guys. I think System 10 is going to be the winner.
     
  9. Glenn H

    Glenn H Well-Known Member

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    Crumb rubber defo the best option imo
     
  10. dubster

    dubster Member

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    Thanks all. I had a professional come round and double stick some cloud 9 and the carpet. Looks great
     
  11. Distinctive Adam

    Distinctive Adam Well-Known Member

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