The amount of carpet padding can really make a difference in how your carpet feels, and how long it will last. The padding can make all the difference in the world, the thicker it is, the better off you will be. Thick padding makes the carpet feel dream like. It also helps to preserve the wear of the carpet.
Many folks choose to have double padding installed. They like the luxurious feeling of the thicker padding under the padding. It gives the carpet a soft springy feeling. The padding provides an additional lift to the carpet.
Most carpets have some backing on them but by no means are it a pad. It is simply the backing to the carpet. The backing of the carpet is more for safety measures it keeps the carpet fibers from fraying and it keeps the carpet from sliding around on the floor.
Carpet backing is the way a carpet is manufactured but it does not provide any extra energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency is also a benefit of having carpet padding installed under your carpet. The thick carpet padding acts as a shield between the carpet and your floor. It is like adding a heavy blanket on your bed when it is cold in the winter time.
Cold floors equal a cold room in the winter time which also means that the heat will have to work twice as hard. This literally burns up your money. Adding carpet padding to your carpet will keep your floors toasty warm and keep the room warmer as well.
Making your home a bit more energy efficient can simply mean that you have added carpet padding to your room.
This padding is sold in different weight sizes. The measure of weight is usually done in ounces per inch. It is a simple way to recognize the thickness of the padding. Of course the heavier the padding in ounces per inch the thicker the padding will be.
Usually the cost is going to be directly related to the weight of the padding. The heavier the weight or the thicker the padding the more expensive it will be. The cost is well worth the expense.
You will extend the life of your carpet and will reduce the energy costs in your home. You can purchase your padding when you buy your carpet or you can buy it separately.