In last week’s post we discussed carpeting options. However, another important consideration is what lies beneath your carpeting – the carpet pad! There are many varieties of carpet pads and the best option for you may vary depending on the room you are carpeting, how often the room is in use, and how long you plan on remaining in your home. Below are some of the most common options for carpet pads.
- Supreme: This is your "standard carpet pad.” The Supreme carpet pad tends to flatten out in high traffic areas over time. This is a great option for quick flips and remodels where the homeowner will be moving out within a year or two. The pad thickness is available in 3/8" or 1/2" depending on client need. This product is purchased in rolls of 270 square foot or 30 square yards. The average cost is twenty-eight to thirty-five cents a square foot.
- Glacier: This is a higher quality, mid-range carpet pad. The Glacier carpet pad performs like a memory foam pad. It has better resiliency over time and a spill guard layer that protects against spilled liquids immediately penetrating into the pad. The pad thickness is available in 3/8" or 1/2" depending on client need. This is the most popular carpet pad for
quality and cost per square foot. This product is purchased in rolls of 270 square foot or 30 square yards. The average cost is forty-five to fifty-five cents a square foot.
- Cloud Nine 700 & 1000: This is a higher quality, upper-end carpet pad manufactured with true memory foam material. It has great resiliency over time and is 98% moisture impervious. This carpet pad is for the homeowner that plans to be in the home for years to come and is purchasing quality carpet that will not be replaced in the foreseeable future. This product is purchased in rolls of twelve – fifteen square yards per roll. The average cost is sixty-five to ninety-seven cents a square foot.
- Premium Touch and Healthier Choice: The Premium Touch carpet pad is the “best of the best” in carpet pads. This carpet pad retains resiliency for many years, is moisture impervious, and is hypoallergenic. This may also be a good option for people with allergies or upper respiratory concerns. This product is purchased in rolls of thirty square yards per roll. The average cost is ninety-four cents to $1.47 a square foot.