If you’re wondering if you need to purchase padding along with carpeting, the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’ And, most importantly, you need to get the padding that works best with the type of carpet that you choose. You can depend on the flooring specialists at Marion’s Carpet & Flooring Warehouse to guide you as you complete your carpet flooring upgrade. We have been helping customers in the Portland, Oregon, area for over 55 years.
Carpet padding facts
The padding absorbs the impact of foot traffic, and without it, this flooring has a short lifespan. In other words, durability is dependent on the combination of padding and carpet. In addition to protecting from everyday wear and tear, padding protects the subfloor from damage. Along with shielding what is over and under it, padding adds comfort underfoot, muffles noise, and adds thermal insulation. Carpet warranties sometimes specify requirements for the padding.
Types of carpet padding
Most carpet padding is made of the same type of foam that is used in mattresses and furniture. It is available in many sizes and densities. The correct thickness, height, density, or weight is determined by the type of carpet and amount of foot traffic it will need to stand up to. Padding with a moisture barrier is ideal for basements and well-used areas where spills or pet accidents are likely to occur. Some brands of carpeting come with pre-attached padding.
You can find a variety of carpeting styles as well as carpet padding at Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouse. With showrooms in Wilsonville and Portland, we serve Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, and surrounding areas. Our services include carpet installation and carpet binding. To begin your carpet flooring upgrade, give us a call or send an email to schedule an in-store appointment.