CARPET

A Quick Guide

 

The cushion is an unseen, but essential part of your carpet system experience. It’s well worth the time to ensure you’re picking the right one. 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 cushion, check the carpet manufacturer's requirements for thickness and density. A general rule of thumb for most residential carpet applications is to choose cushion no more than 7/16 inch thick and no less than 1/4 inch with 6 pounds per cubic feet density. If the carpet is a berber or a low profile carpet, choose a cushion no more than 3/8 inch thick with 8 pounds density.

OUR PADS

SELECT 6

SELECT 6

ULTRA 8

ULTRA 8+

PROTECTOR PLUS 7

     with Spill Block

6#

6#

8#

8#

7#

3/8"

7/16"

7/16"

1/2"

7/16"

30 YD / Roll

30 YD / Roll

30 YD / Roll

25 YD / Roll

30 YD / Roll

PADDING

BUDGET MINDED

  • Bonded carpet cushion represents over 85% of the total carpet cushion produced in the United States.

  • Bonded carpet cushion consists of 100% recycled (post-industrial and /or post-consumer scrap foam).

The type and thickness of cushion you need varies based on traffic levels and patterns. For example, bedrooms, dens, lounge areas and other rooms with light or moderate traffic can use thicker and softer cushion. Living rooms, family rooms, hallways, stairs and other heavy traffic areas require thinner, firmer cushion.

 

The wrong carpet cushion can negatively affect the carpet in several ways including: diminished appearance, wrinkling and buckling, separation of the carpet seams and breakdown of the carpet structure itself. Improper cushion selection also may void any applicable carpet manufacturer's warranties.