carpet installation Marietta, GA

Is Padding Important for My Carpeting?

Yes! You can’t see it, but don’t let it be one of those “out of sight, out of mind” things. A good padding is so important to a beautiful carpet installation, Marietta, GA.

Just like paving is the foundation of your driveway, and without asphalt it will disintegrate when you drive over it, padding is the infrastructure of the carpet installation.

It’s simple: When the padding breaks down, so will the carpeting, resulting in a lumpy, bumpy, distorted-looking carpet installation, Roswell, GA.

Does thickness determine quality? No, because if the padding is too thick it can actually cause installation problems. For example, a Berber style does require a thinner pad, because if it’s too thick, it won’t have much flexibility and can damage the carpet.

What does determine quality is durability. Durability is determined by density, and that’s usually measured in pounds, often around 12.

There are five basic types of padding for your carpet installation, Marietta, GA. You should consider things like lifestyle. For instance, if you have pets, you’ll want one that can hold up to accidents.

You’ll also want to tell your retailer if you have heavy foot traffic, or even the location of the installation, because some padding types may be better than others, especially if the area is moisture-prone.

(NOTE: Please be sure, however, to check your warranty, as the manufacturer may call for a specific padding.)

● Rebond: This is one of the best, and it’s inexpensive. It’s also durable, but if you have excessively heavy foot traffic, say, in a commercial building, it still may not be right for you.
● Foam: Often called urethane or prime foam, it’s one of the most common types, but it isn’t as durable as others, so if you want to have your carpet for a long time, you should consider other types.
● Memory. If comfort is a priority for you, then consider this one. Also know, however, that it can become a little too elastic over time, so if you expect your carpet to last more than 10 years, it may not be right for you.
● Fiber. Fiber pads can be either synthetic or natural, so look to see if your warranty specifies one or the other.
Be aware that the natural fibers can mold easier.
● Rubber: These are highly durable (especially the slab rubber version), but they do come with a premium cost.

The pros at Select Floors can tell you the best padding for your needs. We have showrooms in Marietta and Roswell, GA.