You chose carpet! Now what about the carpet cushion?
You have to make your own padded room in your Reality home for the those crazy moments in life! Padded carpet will work just fine! But when you choose a pad, you want density not thickness! Everyone will see the beautiful carpet throughout your home. What they can’t see though, the carpet cushion, can make a tremendous difference to overall carpet performance. Choosing the right carpet cushion (pad) will increase comfort level, extend carpet life, absorb impact, reduce sound, help insulate rooms for better climate control, and help resist matting and crushing. What should you consider?
Assess the traffic levels and patterns in the carpet’s designated location.
Standard 6lb carpet cushion
The typical padding rating system defines the DENSITY of carpet padding in pounds. 6 pound padding is usually dense enough for use with most residential carpet and falls within most carpet manufacturers’ warranty guidelines. It’s also slightly softer than the 8lb cushion.
8 pound carpet cushion
For a little more cost and a lot more value opt for an 8-pound density rating if you want the firmest, sturdiest and longest-lasting option, which is especially useful in high-traffic areas. High-density padding reduces the likelihood of wrinkling in your carpet. An 8-pound padding provides better support for your carpet and will generally make it wear better, especially in high traffic areas like stairs and hallways.
Mohawk SmartCushion™, the engineered carpet cushion, adds even more comfort to your home by enhancing the performance of your carpet! SmartCushion is made from a combination of ViscoElastic Memory foam and premium white urethane foam to produce a cushion as tremendously soft as it is durable.
Additionally, the Spill Safe moisture guard keeps spills from seeping into the cushion. No more re-emerging stains; clean-up is a “one-and-done” process with SmartCushion. Plus, there’s no need to worry if spills are not treated immediately: antimicrobial additives to the moisture guard inhibits the growth of mildew, mold, and fungus. While this is more pricey this is hands down the best bang for your buck!
Hopefully thinking about all your choices does not make you feel like going to the padded cell! To see and feel the carpet cushions, visit one of our designer centers. Visit our website to find the nearest location.