What Carpet Padding Should I Select?
©Alan Fletcher – Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate
Choosing the Right Carpet Padding
You shouldn’t skimp on the pad unless you don’t plan on having your carpet last very long.
Or if you have pets that have lots of wet accidents;
Or if you are putting carpet in a rental where you allow pets.
Either way, if you choose the correct padding for the application it will save you money and avoid headaches.
If the padding is for your home and you want your new carpet to last as long as possible, then you must select a padding that can support your carpet properly and is capable of handling your level of foot traffic.
Padding for stairs must be of sufficient density (at least 8-pound) or it will fail faster than other areas.
Carpet padding in basements must be able to breathe sufficiently to allow any moisture to evaporate up and through the pad and carpet.
Most specialty pads (odor eating and moisture barrier) are unnecessary and are an added expense most homeowners do not require and should avoid. There are so many types of pads you need to avoid I have them listed on my website. Don’t be fooled into buying an expensive carpet pad that does not work as they claim it will…
Visit my free carpet information website to learn more about selecting the right pad for you. I have posted many photos of various types of pads and you will learn how to select the right pad for your needs and goals.
It’s a free service for homeowners!
Learn everything you need to know about carpet padding at CarpetProfessor.com