Friday, December 2, 2011

Selecting Carpet Cushion: What Do I Need To Know?

Selecting Carpet Cushion: What Do I Need To Know?
Carpet Question Corner - Carpet Q and A - 15th in a series

"What Do I Need To Know When Selecting Cushion?" is the fifteenth in a series of banner ads developed to run on the flooring news website Talkfloor.com. The banners ads contain great information for consumers, from choosing the right carpet, to safeguarding a home’s indoor air quality, to keeping carpet clean and beautiful as new. Today's is about selecting carpet cushion.

Let’s go over the questions – and pay careful attention because there will be a quiz. ;-)

Carpet Question Corner #15: What Do I Need To Know When Selecting Cushion?

Start by checking the carpet manufacturer’s requirements for both thickness and density. Choosing the wrong cushion can damage the carpet with problems like wrinkling, buckling and degradation.
  • A general rule of thumb for most residential carpet is to choose cushion no more than 7/16 inch thick.
  •  If you have a Berber or a low-profile carpet, choose a cushion no more than 3/8 inch thick.
Bedrooms, dens, lounge areas and other rooms with light or moderate traffic can use thicker and softer cushion, while high-traffic areas like living rooms, family rooms, hallways and stairs require thinner, firmer cushion.

Visit carpet-rug.org and criblog.org to learn more.
How do you answer consumers when they ask you about selection carpet cushion? What resources do you use to help them?

Let me know in the comments!

~ Bethany

2 comments:

Carpet Cleaning Olympia said...

If you have pets or children, you may want to select a carpet pad that has water repellent properties to protect your sub-floor from spills or pet accidents. They are usually a bit more expensive but can save you a major headache in the future should a large spill or pet accident occur.

-Robert Kochis, Owner
Grossbusters Carpet Cleaning

Bethany said...

Great comment, Robert - thanks!

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