carpet-paddingThe Importance of Carpet Pad

Much attention and energy is devoted to selecting carpet, but padding is an equally crucial part of your flooring! In fact, carpet padding is foundational to the performance and enjoyment of your flooring: it is the difference between comfortable, and uncomfortable. That said, the carpet and the pad play equally important roles – skimping on one cannot be compensated by spending on another. Expensive carpet cannot make up for an inexpensive pad.  Selecting a poor quality either product in carpeting or padding will ensure a less than satisfactory end result.

Pad makes carpet feel better

Every step you take creates hundreds of pounds of pressure per square inch in your floor covering. Carpet padding, or cushion as it is sometimes called, helps alleviate that pressure. The decrease in pressure helps make your carpet feel richer, thicker, and softer.

It will make your room quieter and warmer

Carpet cushion can significantly improve a carpet’s sound-absorption and improve its thermal insulation properties.

It will help you keep your carpet cleaner

Dirt can grind down carpet fiber the way sandpaper wears down wood, and thus shortens carpet life. A quality cushion makes cleaning more efficient because it raises carpet off the subfloor and provides an air space underneath, allowing the carpet to breathe. When you vacuum, that space allows more air to come up through the carpet, carrying more dirt along with it. The result is more effective cleaning every time.

Padding will make your carpet last longer

A quality carpet cushion helps decrease pile crushing, the acute compression of fibers in a high-traffic area, particularly in hallways. The pad allows the carpet to maintain its pile height and stay looking new for much longer.  Industry studies have shown that quality cushion can actually increase the useful life of carpet as much as 50%. Our highly trained carpet exert will help you select the right pad for your carpet in the comfort of your own home.