Choosing the right carpet padding is as important as the carpet

September 6, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Your  comfort and how long your carpet lasts depend on it. You cannot see the padding under the carpet but it helps keep your carpet clean, comfortable, and free from odors. The higher the quality of your carpet cushion, the more comfortable that your carpet will be underfoot and the longer your carpet will last.

Do you have pets?  If so, you might want a moisture barrier between the carpeting and the padding to prevent urine from getting into the padding.

Using the correct cushion offers so many benefits but not using the correct cushion can:

  • Cause your carpeting to wrinkle and buckle.
  • Cause your carpet to separate from the backing or even pull apart at the seams.
  • Cause your carpet or become worn out before its useful life.
  • Invalidate the carpets warranty.

Carpet installOnce you have picked out your carpet, spend some time thinking about the pad and asking the company your purchasing the carpet from to recommend the correct padding for your situation.

At Coventry Flooring we can help you pick the padding and moisture barrier (Pet Protect) for your home or office.  We typically recommend at least a 1/2 inch rebond padding.   This can vary to a slightly thicker pad if you want your carpet to be extra soft.  Call today and don’t forget we offer a lifetime installation guarantee on all of our carpet installations.

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