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Everything to know about carpet cushion!

Carpet cushion, otherwise known as padding, is the foundation for every residential carpet installation. Despite what you may be told, carpet padding plays an important part in the performance of your new carpet installation. However, the old adage that if you must choose between less expensive carpet and less expensive carpet padding, choose less expensive carpet is not true. Carpet selection and carpet cushion selection must enhance one another. Selecting either a poor-quality carpet or poor-quality carpet cushion ensures a carpet installation that is destined to disappoint.

Although we've worked with all types of pad, and offer a full variety to our customers, we generally install either Urethane Bond (Rebond), or flat rubber padding. To learn more about the specific products we use, please visit the two buttons below:

Bonded Urethane:

This carpet cushion is also called rebond and is the most popular type of carpet padding sold today. It is made from reclaimed scrap of high-density urethane foam used in furniture and automotive manufacturing, which is bonded together to form carpet cushion. Rebond comes in various thickness and densities. The density is rated as a function of weight in pounds per cubic foot. For example, a 5-lb. rebond cushion would weigh 5lb per cubic foot. The Carpet Cushion Council recommends a cushion of at least 5lbs and 3/8-inch thickness for light traffic areas, and 6.5 lbs. and 3/8 inch for heavy traffic areas. These are minimum guidelines and keep in mind the CCC is the trade voice for the carpet cushion (carpet padding) industry. Many carpet manufacturers recommend a minimum of 8 pounds per cubic foot, which is what we at Performance also recommend.

Flat Rubber:

For the ultimate in luxury and long wear consider using 19 -22lb density flat rubber carpet cushion. While it is recommended that you replace carpet cushion with each carpet installation, flat rubber may be the only carpet padding that could outlast the carpet and survive a second carpet installation. This is because flat rubber pad is a virgin product and does not rely on adhesive bonds to maintain its integrity.

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