Question: Does carpet padding really make a difference?
Answer: Yes, it does!
Why Carpet Pad?
It determines how your carpet feels when you walk on it
Helps your carpet maintain its original appearance over time
Absorbs the impact of foot traffic
Different carpet cushion types are needed for each type of carpeting
The Carpet Cushion Council recommends a carpet cushion of at least 5lbs and 3/8″ thickness for light traffic areas, and 6.5 lbs. and 3/8″ for heavy traffic areas. Many carpet manufacturers recommend a minimum of 8 pounds per cubic foot.
Thicker carpet like Saxony – recommended 1/2″
Berber or low profile – recommended no more than 3/8″
Some manufacturers have specifics cushions designed for certain types of carpet such as Berbers
Purchasing the best carpet with an inferior pad will result in premature packing of the carpet, premature crushing of the carpet and a reduction in overall comfort.
Resource: World Floor Covering Association
Wholesale Flooring Services has highly a trained staff that have the experience and industry knowledge to help you select the best carpet padding for your specific situation.