Why Sleepyhead Underlay

Sleepyhead is New Zealand’s most trusted mattress maker and have been designing and manufacturing in New Zealand for over 85 years.

As the only mattress manufacturer in New Zealand to make our own foam, we began manufacturing underlay as a sustainable way of using foam left over from our mattress manufacturing. Today, Sleepyhead Flooring sustainably sources foam from our manufacturing facilities across Australasia as well from selected partners in Asia and America.

As a proud New Zealand owned family company, Sleepyhead Flooring is focussed on advancing our knowledge and technology to provide New Zealanders with the best quality carpet underlays available.

Quality Guaranteed

When you choose Sleepyhead Flooring, you can do so with confidence. As one of New Zealand’s most long standing trusted brands we stand behind every product we manufacture. We offer a ‘ life of the carpet’ warranty on our range of underlay products and will repair or replace at no charge product that proves defective because of improper materials or workmanship under normal use.

Made In New Zealand

Sleepyhead Flooring is part of the family owned and operated iconic Kiwi company, designing and manufacturing all of our products in New Zealand, specifically for the demands of our local climate and our unique lifestyle. We are proud to employ over 1200 people and continue to invest in local manufacturing and supporting New Zealand communities.

Environmentally Smart

We are committed to looking after our home – New Zealand. All of our underlay products are made from 100% recycled foam. Sleepyhead Flooring’s recycling programme includes the collection of uplifted and scrap underlay from installations, which we clean and recycle, preventing it from going to landfill.

Fresh Protect

Fresh Protect is a green technology antimicrobial that is very environmentally friendly. It is derived from lauric acid in coconuts and is a natural and highly effective anti bacterial, anti fungal, and anti viral protection. Fresh Protect therefore is non-toxic, unlike other antimicrobials, and is safe for use around people and animals. This is now standard across our whole range of underlays, residential and commercial.

Thermal Insulation

Underlay is an often overlooked contributor to the overall thermal insulation of a home. Sleepyhead’s 11mm/130kg underlay has been tested to R.34, meaning that it alone contributes over a quarter of the thermal insulation required by New Zealand building codes. Combined with quality underfloor insulation, homes fitted with Sleepyhead Flooring underlay are simply warmer and cosier.

Acoustic Insulation

Sound travelling between floors in a home can be really annoying. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the thud of footsteps above, or talking below, a quality carpet underlay can drastically reduce noise levels within your home. All Sleepyhead Flooring underlay is designed to aid with acoustic insulation. For superior acoustic performance we recommend our Memory underlay, with double the sound absorption of other underlays on the market.

Performance

Underlay needs to not only feel great underfoot, it needs to perform. To back up the quality of our flooring underlay we independently test all of our products. All Sleepyhead Flooring underlay has been tested and accredited by the NZWTA to meet or exceed New Zealand's standard for soft underlays (AS 4288:2003).

Associations

Year after year Sleepyhead has been recognised as one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands. We are a registered member of Floor NZ , the association supporting flooring retailers, wholesalers and installers throughout New Zealand . Also a proud supporter of the new Workforce Development Councils that run apprentice training schemes, our aim is to be New Zealand’s underlay supplier of choice.

About Sensitive Choice®

Sensitive Choice® is the New Zealand Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s programme to educate about the importance of asthma and allergy management.

With millions of Australians and New Zealanders suffering from asthma, and one in three of us suffering from allergies, it’s important to find ways to reduce triggers that can impact our daily lives. To make life a little easier, the Sensitive Choice butterfly was developed to help identify products and services that could be better choices for people with asthma and allergies.

Sensitive Choice works with a wide range of products across New Zealand and Australia and we’re proud to have their approval for our Refresh and Memory underlays. Our approved underlays have been tested and verified by a panel of prominent medical experts, so you can feel confident when purchasing our products.

  Fresh Protect

Fresh Protect is a green technology antimicrobial that is very environmentally friendly. It is derived from lauric acid in coconuts and is a natural and highly effective anti bacterial, anti fungal, and anti viral protection. Fresh Protect therefore is non-toxic, unlike other antimicrobials, and is safe for use around people and animals. This is now standard across our whole range of underlays, residential and commercial.

Sleepyhead Certification

Sleepyhead Flooring underlay products have been tested and certified to comply with the New Zealand standard for soft underlays  (AS 4288:2003). All testing is conducted independently by the New Zealand Wool Testing Authority to ensure a consistent level of quality for New Zealand consumers.

When comparing underlay products, be sure to check that they meet industry standard (AS 4288:2003). These require minimum performance requirements for soft underlays and test their suitability for use in various installations, so you can be sure you’re getting the quality product you deserve.

Sleepyhead Innovation

Sleepyhead is Australasia’s largest bedding and foam manufacturer. A proud, family owned, Kiwi company we’ve been manufacturing in New Zealand since 1935. With an extensive knowledge base and strong family strong values we’re driven to develop the best solutions for our customers and the community around us.

Innovation isn’t just something we do here at Sleepyhead – It’s who we are. We’re continually finding ways to improve the quality and performance of our products to ensure Sleepyhead maintains its position as one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands.

Sleepyhead’s leading innovation; Memory Underlay


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