Carpet underlay and carpet accessories

There’s more to carpeting that just the carpet!

But you can rest easy; the experienced team at Bill Hayward Flooring+Plus will guide you through it step-by-step. That includes giving you the options for carpet underlay and carpet accessories that reflect your lifestyle, as well as achieving the look you want.

Carpet underlay

It’s the underlay that supports your carpet – and rather than thickness, it is the density that’s most important.

The higher the density of the carpet underlay, the greater the support and resilience.

Sorb-a-lay is a high quality carpet underlay that extends the life of your carpet, and makes it more luxurious underfoot.

Bill Hayward Flooring+Plus recommends Sorb-a-lay carpet underlay because it’s…

More resilient

An extra high-density bonded foam gives extra support and recovery factor.

Mildew and rot proof

Sorb-a-lay is unaffected by moisture. And because it’s non-organic, it doesn’t harbour bacteria.

Greater density

Sorb-a-lay density is 110 to 120kg per square metre. Most underlays are 85 to 90kg per square metre.

Longer life

Extra high density underlay can extend the life of your carpet.

More luxurious

A high quality carpet underlay makes your carpet feel softer underfoot, for that real luxury feeling.

Sound absorbent

Especially important on stairs and for multi-level timber floor constructions.

Improved moisture dispersal

The protective skin on Sorb-a-lay incorporates the ability to suspend and evaporate moisture caused by spillage to prevent carpet rot.

Hygienic, odourless, and allergy-free

Sorb-a-lay is a pleasure to live with, especially if you have health concerns.


Sorb-a-lay is guaranteed for 20 years for both commercial and domestic installations. Conditions apply.

Made from recycled products

Sorb-a-lay is made under license exclusively for Bill Hayward Carpets, to our own exacting standards.

Carpet accessories

Carpet needs a classy finish when adjoining to other surfaces, such as polished concrete, vinyl, timber and tiles.

Bill Hayward Flooring+Plus has a wide range of aluminium bar styles in a range of finishes and colours to suit your décor and for what is a practical solution for each application.

Stylish carpet accessories will enhance the décor of your home or work place.


“The attention to carpet layout resulted in a better price for us”

“May I take this opportunity to thank you for the superb service your company provided, from the initial carpet and underlay selection through to the finished product. Peter showed infinite patience with us as we debated the pros and cons of various underlays and sought his advice on several occasions.

We expected to get a cheaper quote from a bigger company we approached, but Peter’s careful attention to carpet layout resulted in a better price for us and a better laying plan with fewer, more careful located joins. We also appreciated the way you accommodated our need to reschedule because of problems we encountered with our renovations.

We could not have asked for a better carpet layer, whose high level of skill and careful work was obvious immediately he had completed the initial rooms. We had complete confidence in him. Thanks again to you all. I have already recommended you to two friends considering new carpet.”

- Lyndsay Blue, Birkenhead, North Shore, Auckland

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