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What Makes a Good Carpet Pad / Cushion?

The cushion is an unseen, yet 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 absorbent to increase comfort and extend durability. It also helps buffer sound and provides increased insulation, making a room quieter and warmer.

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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 of an inch thick and no less than 1/4 inch with a minimum density of 6 pounds per cubic foot. If the carpet is berber or a low-profile carpet, choose a cushion no more than 3/8-inch-thick with an 8-pound density.

There are so many new and improved products coming out that it’s really a full-time job just keeping up with it all.  You might select a product to solve a flooring challenge, not aware that there is another product that will do a much better job for the same money.  Our flooring consultants dedicate hundreds of hours each year educating themselves on the industry so we can make the best recommendations to you.

A competent, professional dealer will ask lots of questions to help determine the best flooring for you.  We use the “Free 15-minute Custom Interior Analysis” to take you through a series of questions.  Based on your answers, we can quickly narrow your search to the best floor covering for YOU.

The best way to find floor covering is to choose a dealer you can trust and work with them to help find the flooring that’s best for you.


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Our dedicated and extremely knowledgeable flooring consultants will help you every step of the way!

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