Keep Your Carpet Down
We strongly recommend the use of carpet underlayment or padding for our carpets. Just as the box spring of a mattress set supplements cushion and durability, the pad under a carpet will add to the performance and feel underfoot. Generally speaking, all of our products are densely woven fabrics that do not require additional cushion; however, we still recommend padding for two very important reasons:
- To promote the long life of a quality woven fabric by providing cushion and support to the back.
- To prevent area rugs from sliding on hard surface flooring or “creeping” on carpeted floors.
Padding is sold by its thickness and density. A pad that is too soft will adversely affect the performance of the carpet. A pad that is too thick interferes with the anchoring of the carpet. For residential installation we recommend a padding of no more then 7/16 inch thick. Residential cut-pile, cut and loop, or high-level loop carpets requires a resilient, firm cushion with a thickness of 7/16 inch or less. In Berber carpets, or thinner loop or cut-pile carpets, a thicker, softer cushion is not acceptable. Therefore, cushion thickness should not exceed 3/8 inch.