Duralay Timbermate Excel 3.6mm Underlay

£74.99 (£4.98m²)

For use in ‘floating installations’ of laminate and wooden floors, Timbermate Excel provides excellent support and helps to prolong the life of your floor. This highly dense underlay will help to reduce noise and has a ‘Vapourstop’ barrier to help prevent moisture. Taking care of minor subfloor imperfections, this can help to reduce costly fitting expenses too. The most trusted laminate underlay on the market with a proven track-record of excellence.

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Duralay Timbermate Excel Laminate & Wood Flooring Underlay

Timbermate Excel is a premium underlay designed to maximise the longevity and appearance of laminate and wood flooring. Crafted by the renowned Duralay brand, it is perfect for both residential and commercial settings, offering an unparalleled blend of durability, protection and comfort.

Superior protection and support

Made from dense sponge rubber, Timbermate Excel is famed for its resilience and durability, acting as a protective shield for your flooring against the wear and tear of daily life.

It creates a solid yet comfortable base, helping maintain the aesthetic and structural integrity of your wood or laminate flooring above it.

Easy installation

Timbermate is easy to handle and quick to install, making it a top pick for both DIY lovers and professional fitters. It’s even designed to level out minor subfloor imperfections, reducing costly prep work and prevent the overstraining of wood and laminate boards, ensuring a smoother, more stable floor surface.

Enhanced comfort

Timbermate adds a layer of cushioning without sacrificing the integrity of your flooring. The result is a floor that feels stable yet comfortable underfoot.

Moisture resistant

Timbermate features an in-built vapourstop barrier to protect your flooring against damp, making it an excellent option for humid areas and laying over concrete subfloors, which are prone to moisture.

Noise reduction

Offering significant sound reduction (23 dB), Timbermate Excel is capable of reducing in-room noise by up to 30%. The upshot is a quieter, more tranquil living environment, making it particularly beneficial for high-traffic areas, busy homes and apartment blocks.

Antimicrobial and mildew resistant

Antimicrobial and mildew resistant, Timbermate ensures a cleaner and healthier home environment. This is particularly valuable in damp or humid areas, where mildew and mould are common concerns.

Compatible with underfloor heating

Timbermate underlay is compatible with underfloor heating, with its low TOG rating of 0.55 ensuring your floor warms up quickly and evenly, maintaining the efficiency of your system.

Our opinion

Duralay Timbermate Excel Underlay is one of the best-selling and most trusted wood and laminate flooring underlays on the market. It has an excellent reputation in the industry, being a favourite with customers and fitters alike. It’s easy to see why. Offering protection, comfort and durability in equal measure, it’s the perfect base for your hard flooring, increasing its lifespan and ensuring it looks its best for many years to come.

Compatibility with underfloor heating systems is a welcome bonus and it’s suitable for all areas of the home – there is no downside if you make this investment.

Additional information

Weight 38.3 kg
Underlay Type

Laminate, Wood Floor


Sponge Rubber



Impact Sound Reduction








Heavy Domestic

Installation Method

Floating Installation

Manufacturer Guarantee

Guaranteed for the serviceable lifetime of the flooring