Second only to warm sand on a tropical beach, stepping onto a new carpet is undoubtedly the most luxurious surface your feet can be exposed to. Alas, carpets can’t stay new forever, BUT you can keep them feeling and looking opulent by doing one very important thing: picking the right carpet pad. Doing so is equivalent to choosing how warm you want your carpet to be, how good a foundation you want it to sit on, how much shock absorption you want underfoot, and how quiet you want the room it’s in to remain. It also determines whether or not the warranty on your carpet remains valid. So, yeah, it’s a big deal.
For better or for worse, there are quite a few options to pick from in the way of carpet pads, and the process can get confusing. There are a lot of factors that go into making the right choice. We want the excitement you have about your new carpet to last, so allow us to narrow things down for you while you choose the padding. We’ll even make it super easy with this handy chart so you don’t have to sift through a bunch of elongated paragraphs. How nice are we?