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Underfloor insulation for the whole house – not just under floorboards

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Underfloor insulation is ideal to stop drafts coming up from floorboards, but did you know that you should also consider underfloor insulation under carpeted floors to add layers of insulation to your home?

Thick carpet floor coverings with underlay can provide a degree of floor-based insulation inherently, but they will still benefit from a thick layer of insulation sub-floor. While floorboards can account for a large percentage of heat loss, carpeted rooms also loose heat through the floors – making underfloor insulation ideal in all rooms, not just under floorboards.

While carpet will help your feet feel warmer underfloor, underfloor insulation will increase the overall ambient temperature of the house by not only preventing air draughts, but also by creating an insulating air pocket under the floorboards or carpeted rooms, helping to trap heat in the house.

Carpeting and underlay help provide some insulation, however, to maximise heat retention, Expol Underfloor Insulation creates an effective thermal barrier.

 

Expol Underfloor Insulation is distributed in Australia by Foamex.

Foamex is an Australian owned and operated company with branches across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. Supplying polystyrene products since 1982, Foamex has built strong relations with builders, engineers, architects, designers and specifiers all across the country.