What is carpet padding?
Carpet padding, also referred to as cushion, is the foundation of every carpet installation and helps to increase the lifespan and comfort of your carpet. Carpet padding is placed underneath your carpet, helping to minimize the stress on your flooring, reduce noise, increase cushion for your feet, and control and minimize stains from going into your sub-floor for easier cleanup.
Selecting carpet padding or cushion can be just an important as deciding on a specific carpet style. Think about your lifestyle needs and the anticipated amount of room traffic. If you’re replacing the carpet in a high traffic area, such as your living room, it’s best to choose padding that is durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic.
It’s also important to note that some carpet padding is more environmentally friendly than other. As a part of Carpet One Floor & Home’s Healthier Living Flooring Installation System, we use an Antimicrobial Premium Carpet Cushion which offers health benefits for you and your home.