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How to Pick Padding

How to Pick Padding

When deciding to put carpet in your home it can be stressful due to the fact this will be in your home for years to come and for everyone to see. Not wanting to pick the wrong carpet can cause you to feel some pressure on getting it right but what homeowners might not know is what’s even more important and that is the right padding. This is the make or break on how long your carpet will hold up and if it can really stand the test of time. So, while you can’t see it immediately, you can feel it and over time you will be able to see whether you have a quality carpet pad or not. What do you need to look for in a carpet pad?

First, you’ll want to see what the manufacturer of the carpet you have picked suggests. When you think about getting quality padding it doesn’t mean that you go for the thickest pad you can find. This can be detrimental to your carpet’s health. Typically, the wear and tear of the pad is greater over time proving to be less durable. Following the manufacturers recommendations thus proves to be important when it comes to your padding height.

Where you’re going to truly to see the difference though is the weight of your pad. What do we mean? Over time you’ll be able to tell whether you have a quality pad or not based on the weight of it. You want to at least get something that is 6.5lb or higher. Take note that the more weight the more it will hold up over the years. It is suggested that if you want your carpet to last 10 years or more then you should get at least an 8lb pad for your carpet.

Ft. Collins Carpet Repair can help make sure your carpet is in the best shape possible. We can take any size wrinkles out of your carpet and bring it back to perfection. Additionally, we can patch any part of your carpet and make it look like it is brand new again. Call us today if you need any carpet repairs done in your home!

By Ft Collins Carpet Repair 7-22-2019