Cushion Your Step


When you get professionally installed carpet, you know it comes with padding underneath. But did you know just how important that padding can be? If you’re thinking of installing wall-to-wall carpet yourself or are buying a large area rug, read these tips before you do it.


Here you’ll find guidelines for recommended thickness and density based on which type of carpet you have as well as the reasoning behind the carpet pad. Not only does it reduce noise and warm the room, it also prolongs the life of the carpet itself.

  • Allison1888

    Good article. Also, many people don’t know that you can have the padding too thick — and it’s not good for the carpet.