Today's carpets require special padding unlike the carpets of
even ten years ago. If you do not follow the manufacturer's padding guidelines,
you will void your carpet warranty.
Carpet pads are silent partners in a complete flooring system
that provides significant improvements and advantages over carpeting alone. The
pad under your carpet plays an important role in helping your carpet withstand
wear and tear.
Carpet pad quality affects a carpet's durability and performance.
In short, the better the pad, the longer your carpet will last. Higher-quality
pads also enhance your enjoyment of your carpet, increasing comfort whether
walking, standing, sitting or lounging.
Consider buying the highest-quality pad you can afford. The cost
is only slightly higher, and the investment is worth it over the life of your
Carpet padding is designed for specific types of carpet. The type
of carpet you select will determine your choices in carpet padding.