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Synonyms for underlay

a pad placed under a carpet

raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

put (something) under or beneath

provide with a base, support, lining, or backing

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When looking at the anatomy of an embroidery design, the first principle to explore is underlay. Underlay is like the foundation of a building; if the foundation isn't good, the building will eventually sink and shift.
Satin stitches have a tendency to "tunnel"; underlay is what prevents that.
The firm, which has supplied high quality underlay for carpeting in five-star hotels, stately homes, apartments and offices for many years, discovered that filmmakers at Pinewood Studios have also been using its products on the sets of blockbuster movies including the latest Bond film, Spectre.
Texfelt general manager Dave Teague said: "The company making Spectre ordered some underlay from our website.
Underlay Technique: Tympanic membrane perforation visualised, through posterior meatotomy through the microscope.
Overlay technique: The initial steps in exposing the tympanic membrane through post auricular incision for the overlay are similar to that of underlay technique.
Like carpets, underlays come in all shapes and sizes but what you are looking for is a dense rubbertype underlay which is heavy in comparison to the carpet or other underlay.
Once the underlay, carpet and grip are in the room, there is not much space for anything else.
How can underlay sales be up when rug sales are down?
This density or water level represents a significant proportion of commercially produced carpet underlay foam and was therefore selected for the majority of the subsequent studies.
It may or may not have underlay stitching, and it has a specific density and stitch style.
Industry observers say underlay is an add-on purchase that can deliver healthy profit margins and increase overall ticket sales.
John Murse, president of Rugs as Art, an independent retailer in Sarasota, Fla., says his store's underlay sales have been increasing 10 to 20 percent a year, because his salespeople recommend it to customers.
The various descriptions that consumers give to underlay vary, but they illustrate something: Customers are learning the benefits of the Product.
Dyckhoff has extended its range of Trevira Bioactive textiles to include reusable underlays for beds.