The right cushion

Published 03/11 2009 12:19PM

Updated 04/14 2010 04:12PM

Carpet cushion extends the life of your carpet.  By reducing pile-height loss and pile crushing, carpet cushion can help keep a carpet new-looking and thereby stretch its usable life span.  In addition, cushion imparts resiliency and resistance to pressure, which contribute to a carpet's feeling of luxury or firmness of tread you desire. 

Additional benefits of carpet cushion:

  • Extends carpet life
  • Adds comfort and performance
  • Reduces impact on floor by one-half
  • Absorbs more sound
  • Improves overall thermal insulation
  • Provides added luxury

There are 3 types of carpet cushions.  Most are available in varying weights, densities, and thicknesses to accommodate your desired feeling underfoot and level of traffic.

Prime: Similar to the type of cushion used in furniture, mattresses, and car seats.  Recommended for light to moderate traffic.

Bonded or Rebound: Made from recycled foam.  Most often features a surface net for easy installation and improved performance.

Waffled:  A soft, resilient cushion with a luxurious feel.

Flat:  A firm, dense cushion often used in large commercial applications and with loop carpet. 

Natural:  Made with felt, animal hair or jute.

Synthetic:  Made with nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and acrylics. 

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