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underlay

felt, rubber, etc., laid beneath a carpet to increase insulation and resilience

Underlay

Material laid directly on the floor to act as a padding; generally for the installation of carpet.

underlay

[¦ən·dər¦lā]
(graphic arts)
The process of equalizing the impression of the press by inserting small pieces of paper beneath the type form.

underlay

1. Same as underlayment.
3. A layer, such as asphaltic felt, which isolates a roof covering from the substructure; underfelt.
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Fill areas also require underlay. Fill stitches are used for larger areas within the design.
The amount of underlay needed for an embroidery design is also determined by the type of fabric on which the design will be stitched.
Mr Teague said: "Special effects experts have found that if you soak our underlay with kerosene, it produces great smoke effects - to be used only in a safe environment!
They wrap the underlay around whatever they're blowing up to reduce the risk of shrapnel and other bits and pieces flying everywhere."
of Cases Percentage Underlay Overlay 10-20 5 5 10 33.3 21-30 6 7 13 43.3 31-40 2 3 5 16.7 41-50 2 0 2 6.7 Total 15 15 30 100 In underlay group 5 patients, 6 patients and 2 patients each were in the age group of 10-20, 21-30, 31-40 & 41-50 respectively.
6 Trim the underlay with a Stanley knife by sliding the blade of the knife along the edge of the carpet grip.
People may not be buying as many new rugs, but they may be getting their rugs cleaned or repaired, and that's the classic time to replace underlay."
It has been demonstrated that the durability of carpet underlay foam can be improved over currently achievable values by the following techniques: for a given density and IFD a combination of higher polymer polyol levels and lower TDI indexes should be sought for obtaining optimum durability performance.
There are two main types of underlay for satin stitches, zigzag and edge walk.
"It's a profitable part of our overall area rug business," said Laura Mahle, spokesperson for Kmart of Troy, Mich., which carries underlay in all 2,122 of its locations.
Barry Rothman, president of Rothman's in Worcester, Mass., said underlay sales at his company's two stores have had double-digit increases in the past two years or so.
Underlay firms are impressed with retailers' commitment to the category.