Why is Carpet Cushion Necessary?

The carpet cushion you choose is just as important as the carpet itself and at Carpet Connection we can help you make the right choice. Choose luscious, soft carpet cushion to minimize noise, maximize warmth, prioritize your family’s comfort and extend the life of your floor.

 Why Carpet Cushion?

Carpet cushion, or padding, is the unseen comfort that makes your carpet look and feel great. Carpet cushion supports the floor by minimizing noise maximizing warmth and extending the life of your carpet without breaking your bank. We offer all products manufactured yet strongly suggest the pad that is widely accepted by the mills; ½-8 pound pad with a mesh backing.

Benefits of padding:

  • Supports your carpet, helping it last longer
  • Gives your carpet a richer, thicker, softer feel
  • Brings warmth and quiet to your home by absorbing sound
  • Increases insulation, making your space more energy efficient
  • Keeps your carpet cleaner, allowing greater airflow and dirt removal during vacuuming

A Point to Remeber:

A point to remember; the mills manufacture, they do not engage in marketing that is often consuming and misleading. As a voice for the mills in carpet connection communicates their information to you. They say that the densest pad certified for residential use is an 8-pound pad.

Shaw Value Cushion
Product Name Description Density Available Thicknesses
 Ruby Rebond 8 lb   1/4, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
 Superior Rebond 7 lb   3/8, 7/16, 1/2
 Support Plus Rebond 6 lb   7/16, 1/2
 Altima Rebond 5.5 lb   7/16
 Sunbeam Rebond 5 lb   3/8, 7/16, 1/2

An 8-pound pad a higher density does not offer more comfort. To the contrary, it creates a firmness (downright hard) that diminishes comfort. The thickest pad certified for residential use is the ½ pad. Anything thicker obstructs working and emulates quicksand. A mesh backing is the backbone offering more strength. In summary, the best pad based on comfort and durability is specified as a ½ inch, 8-pound pad with mesh for strength. All other claims are fancy marketing that could benefit the dealer but adversely affect the consumer.