Even though you can't see your carpet padding, it still plays a big role in the life and performance of your carpeting.
Carpet pad, or carpet cushion, serves as a foundation for all types of residential carpet installations. Finding the right carpet padding for your new floor is essential. The carpet and the padding you purchase need to complement each other. A poor choice in pad is guaranteed to lead to future disappointment.
Most people think that carpet padding is used to keep the flooring comfortable. While this is true, there are many more benefits it provides including:
Without padding, the wooden subfloor underneath would tarnish the backing of the carpet.
There are a couple different types of cushion you can find on the market today. This does not mean that every type of carpet pad will work with your specific install. It also does not mean that every installation company has them in stock.
These are the different types of carpet pad you may come across:
If you want to choose the padding on your own, be careful. Sometimes people choose based on the price of carpet padding as well as making a few common mistakes.
At the end of the day, it is best to use a padding your local carpet dealer or carpet manufacturer recommends. Industry consensus is a carpet padding thickness of 7/16 inch.
The Carpet Guys keeps loads of carpet colors in stock, ready to install. Here are a few choices of carpet we have to offer.
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