Carpet padding options:

January 23, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Carpet Padding information:

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    When you are ready to have new carpet installed make sure you get the best quality carpet padding to go with it.  The padding will help your carpet last longer and work better.  Carpet padding density and thickness each help with carpet performance.

  • The main reason for carpet padding is to absorb impact that the carpet would otherwise be subjected to.
  • A firm and resilient carpet cushion forms the foundation for your carpet. The right cushion acts as a shock absorber to increase comfort and extend durability. It also helps buffer sound and provides increased insulation, making a room quieter and warmer
  • When selecting carpet padding be sure to check the carpet manufacturer’s recommendation for thickness and density. A standard guide for most residential carpet is to select upgraded padding  that is 7/16 inch thick and 8 pound density.  If your installing berber carpet choose a padding no more than 3/8 inch thick with 8 pounds density.
  • The type and thickness of padding differs based on the usage the room will receive. Rooms with light or moderate traffic can use thicker and softer padding. Heavy traffic areas require thinner, firmer cushion.
  • A typical problem is purchasing carpet padding that is too thick. If the carpet is too high from the floor then it will not hold on to the tack strip properly and will eventually pull away from the walls.

Types of Carpet Padding:

Bonded Urethane: This padding is called rebond and is the most popular type of carpet padding.. It is made from reclaimed scraps of urethane foam used in the furniture and auto manufacturing industries. These scraps are bonded together to form carpet cushion.

Flat Rubber: For the longest lasting padding use flat rubber.  The main drawback is that it is very expensive.  We typically only use this type of padding if you have Radiant heating.

Fiber Cushion: This carpet padding uses scrap fiber and is environmentally friendly.

Urethane Foam: is available in different densities and thicknesses.

 Double stick pad:  This type of pad is good for commercial applications.  HOTELS…. where carts are constantly rolling up and down the hallways.  This padding helps the carpet perform longer.
Moisture barrier Carpet Padding: This padding features a breathable moisture barrier that helps keep many  spills like pet urine from soaking through the carpet and into the cushion and floors. Often concrete floors emit water vapors which can get trapped in the carpet padding and cause mold or mildew under your carpet. A breathable moisture barrier in  the padding allows  water vapors to pass through the padding and evaporate.
As you can see there is a lot to consider when choosing padding for your carpet.  At Coventry we can help you with your decision.  The bottom line is that the better the carpet padding the longer your carpet will last.

 

 

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New carpet helps your home sell for more money!

January 10, 2017 at 11:26 pm

Carpeting can change the entire look of any room. It’s one of the first things people notice when they walk into a home.  If you are planning on selling your home you are going to want to replace any old carpeting. Replacing old or stained carpet with new carpeting will help sell your home quicker and for more money than leaving in old carpet. How much more?  More than the cost of the carpet you are installing.

Look to your home’s furniture  and color scheme to help choose  your new carpet. You should have a company like Coventry Flooring come to your home with their mobile showroom so that you can have hundreds of samples and options to choose from. Coventry provides this service for free in metro Denver so that  you can make the best decision for your home and budget.  Their trained professionals will give you expert advice as well.  You will be able to weigh the advantages of different types of carpeting for your lifestyle and family.

According to home valuation site homegain.com one of the best things you can do is replace your carpet.  They say that replacing carpet has a 169% ROI.

At Coventry Flooring we stock carpeting for people who want to get  new carpet installed quickly and at a inexpensive cost.  We know that new carpeting helps make you homes sell faster and for more money.

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