The Benefits of Carpet Padding
The need for carpet padding is often overlooked, mainly because people are unsure about the benefits. There is also a wide variety of carpet padding depending on the type of floor and the style of carpet. Some carpet padding may be used to hold an area rug in place while a thicker more plush padding can be used for comfort. Despite the type of padding there are several main benefits to using carpet padding for your area rugs, orientals and other various styles of carpet.
Increases Longevity: Carpet padding increases the longevity of your carpets in two ways. First, carpet padding protects the binding and backing of your carpets by absorbing the impact of human foot traffic. Second, carpet padding allows more air flow into your vacuum which increases suction. As a result more dust, dirt and debris will be removed from you carpets with regular basis vacuuming.
Increases Insulation: Carpet padding can make a room warmer by providing another layer of insulation. Depending on the size of the room and the carpet, purchasing carpet padding will trap heat during the winter and prevent cool air from leaving a room during summer.
Keep Your Carpet Still: Area rugs often slip and slide when they are on hard surface floors. This creates two problems. One, you might have to constantly adjust your area rugs. Two, if your carpet slips under your feet you risk falling and sustaining an injury. Carpet padding grips hard surface floors and holds your carpets in place.
Make Carpets Feel Softer: Carpet padding adds a soft extra layer underneath your carpets. This layer absorbs impact and making your carpets feel softer. Carpets and area rugs are an expensive investment and carpet padding is the best way to get the most comfort out of them.
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