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Using loft insulation as thermal rug underlay?

Maia Snow
2 months ago

I'm about to move to a house that has a very cold floor, and I'm planning to get a big rug and put some sort of thermal underlay under it. However, I have some spare loft insulation (a roll of 'Cosi' chip foam stuff that's about a cm or two thick) just lying around and I was wondering whether anyone knew whether it would be ok to use it for this purpose? Any advice much appreciated :)

Comments (4)

  • Daisy England
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    In short no! Absolutely no. Different things are meant for different places. Indoor paint wouldn’t be suitable for outside use. Loft insulation is loft insulation. It’s not a carpet underlay. Underlay isn’t expensive.

    Maia Snow thanked Daisy England
  • Maia Snow
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Thank you. I suspected that this might be the answer, just wanted to double check as it's always nicer to reuse/recycle if possible. Thanks for the guidance :)

  • Sonia
    2 months ago

    I don’t know your budget, but if you choose a nice thick wool rug, it will be warm and cosy - nature’s insulator! 😊

  • Maia Snow
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Thank you Sonia, that's really helpful - these are a bit more than I was planning to spend, but if they'd insulate against cold coming up from the ground they'd be more than worth the extra, especially from an environmentally-conscious perspective :)

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