The third most important factor in purchasing the right carpet is to purchase the right padding

Pros

  • Make carpet feel better by absorbing the constant pressure of foot traffic
  • Keep your room quieter and warmer through sound-absorption and thermal insulation
  • Keep the carpet from matting down and looking worn: no more ugly carpet
  • Keep your carpet cleaner by providing air space allowing the carpet to “breathe”.

Cons

  • Wrong type of padding Cause wrinkling and buckling
  • Wrong type of padding trigger the carpet to separate from the backing or pull apart at the seams
  • Wrong type of padding breaks down the carpet
  • Wrong type of invalidate the warranty

Types of Carpet Padding:

Consult your SCV Floorsmith experts to help you find the right carpet cushion for your carpet purchase. Carpet cushion, or “pad,” is available in three basic types: foam, fiber, and rubber. Each type of carpet pad has several different varieties and constructions. The type and thickness of cushion you need varies according to traffic levels and carpet patterns. Bedrooms and other areas with light or moderate traffic,

The Carpet Cushion Council describes the THREE different types as follows:

  1. Prime Polyurethane foam is a firmer pad. Two liquid ingredients are put together to combine a large mass of foam, which is sliced into carpet cushion sheets.
    • Bonded polyurethane foam is made of combining chopped and shredded pieces of foam. Pad comes in different size and colors. It frequently has a surface net for ease of installation and improved performance. Bonded foam is one of the most amazing recycling projects of all time
    • Froth polyurethane foam is used in commercial carpets and is made with carpet backing machinery. Liquid ingredients are applied, either directly to the backs of some carpet styles, they reach and form a thin, dense foam
  2. Fiber Carpet Cushion are produced from new and recycled materials. Fiber carpet cushion, on the other hand, uses existing fibers. Majority of the padding used in the Santa Clarita Carpet jobs is a foam carpet cushion
    • A Natural fiber is material made rope and burlap bags. This is one of the oldest types of carpet cushion, dating back to the earliest days of machine-made carpet
    • Synthetic fibers include nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and acrylics, which are needle-punched into relatively dense cushions, which have a firm feel
  3. Rubber Carpet Cushion also known as Waffled rubber cushion and Flat sponge rubber are to types of this Cushion
    • Waffled rubber cushion is made by synthetic rubber and natural molding. Heat cures the rubber and forms a waffle pattern. This variety produces a soft, resilient cushion whose luxurious feel is particularly useful for residences
    • Flat sponge rubber is used for commercial application or Berber carpet with a firm, dense carpet cushion which has a flat surface

Santa Clarita Carpet Special Note:

  • SELECTING CARPET IS A VERY IMPORTANT CHOICE, COME TO  SANTA CLARITA CARPET CENTER AND LET US HELP YOU GUIDE THROUGH THE PROCESS AND MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO FIND THE CARPET YOU WILL LOVE. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT OUR SITE AT  http://www.santaclaritacaflooring.com/colors/free-quote/