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Insight into Ball and Young Ltd


Founded in 1983 by Martin Ball and Jim Young sited at Corby Enterprise Zone after the failure of the Steelworks and was quickly accepted as Top Quality Carpet Underlay Products and Reliable Service. In 1989 Ball and Young was purchased by British Vita – A worldwide foam and fibre giant. 1995 was the year CLOUD 9 was developed and unveiled at the NEC, Birmingham where it won Best New Product in the Market Place.

The Awards have continued to come over the years with Cloud 9 again awarded CFJ Best Underlay Range 2016 and Ball and Young awarded Interiors Monthly Best Carpet Underlay Manufacturer 2016.  Ongoing investment in our factory and expansion plans going forward gives us a solid platform to enter new market places particularly with our Export Division.

Investment in People in our people: We take very seriously our commitment to Zero hazards, incidents and accidents. The Health and Safety and well being of our people is paramount to ensuring we have safe and happy colleagues who enjoy the environment we all work in.

Innovation of Product Cloud 9 The Brand Leader, The Thoroughbred, The Lion King of the Pride and the Posh Collection are all part of the Cloud 9 stable. They cover Domestic and Contract installations. Marine and Commercial projects are also well covered with the Cloud 9 Flame Retardant range together with the new Cast Iron Heavy Contract Flame Retardant with all the credentials of an IMO rated underlay.

Continuing with Innovation we bring you the next generation of underlays now with ULTRA FRESH:

  • Keeps underlay fresher longer.
  • Helping to provide built in Hygienic Freshness.
  • Helps prevent the growth of Fungi and Bacteria.
  • Built-in deodoriser.

Eye Catching Marketing that will be seen the length and breadth of the UK as the new fleet of vehicles have the stunning graphics of the stallions representing Cloud 9 The Thoroughbred Brand leading range of carpet underlays. Cast your eyes to page 3 in the latest edition of Floors Magazine.

Ball and Young also manufacture quality Rubber underlays with Roma specifically for underfloor heating 0.8 tog rating. Then there is Crown Royal and Grand Reserve two of the range for comfort to complete any installation we make silver and gold profiles which enhance all room settings.

Market Place

We watch the different trends in the market place and see that customers are not only more selective in their purchases but also far more ‘savvy’ when it comes to choosing a good underlay which will protect their carpet investment by increasing the performance and extending the wear capabilities. Cloud 9 underlay will help with lower energy costs as they are very good insulators of sound and heat and they can also be recycled. So all in all helping to look after the environment. We always listen to our customers and provide them with products they want, when they want it. Customer service is an important element in the achievement of our customer satisfaction.

The January Furniture Show Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th January 2017– NEC, Birmingham

A warm welcome awaits you from all at Ball and Young in Hall 2, Stand Number 2G-F510

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