Here’s an insider secret: the carpet pad is the unsung hero of flooring -- you never see it, but if it’s doing its job, you’ll be just fine with that arrangement. Great carpet padding gives your floors extra cushion, provides acoustic and thermal insulation, and extends the life of your carpet.
Not-so-great carpet padding absorbs stains and smells and offers little in the way of absorbency and padding. It’s pretty obvious that we all want the great carpet pad, yet consumers often unknowingly end up with something less than great.
Let’s not let that happen! Here’s what you need to know…
The most common and least expensive carpet padding is called bonded foam -- it’s a recycled foam that’s been chopped up and bonded back together to form a multi-colored spongy layer, usually a little less than ½” thick. This mainstay of the flooring industry isn’t bad, but if you’re shooting for great, you will want to look at a higher quality foam carpet padding.
One of the benefits of solid foam carpet padding is that it offers considerable moisture resistance (think about spilled milk penetrating your carpet backing and soaking into your carpet pad...now add a few weeks’ time.Yep! Gross.) without adding a moisture-repellent chemical coating. Also, the solid foam pad won’t crumble and break apart with age, and it offers superior sound insulation (quiets footsteps, voices, and music), all while limiting heated or air-conditioned air from escaping.
When you purchase LifeProof carpet from MyFlooring, you’ll automatically get premium foam carpet padding with your purchase. It’s durable -- designed to stand up to real life, just like the carpet it supports -- and offers exactly the right amount of cushion to keep your carpet looking and feeling great for years to come.
Just because you don’t see your carpet padding doesn’t mean it’s not a critical part of your flooring purchase. Give this (literal) underdog its due and choose carpet padding that’s worthy of the amazing carpet you’re investing in. With LifeProof, not only will you not have to worry about your carpet(incredibly stain-resistant, unparalleled warranty on product and installation), but you’ll rest easy knowing the carpet padding beneath it is just as amazing.
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