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Even if a carpet underlay steals the spotlight, it deserves special consideration. Choosing a rug is of utmost importance as an inappropriate carpet pad can damage or damage the floor depending on its size, color and texture. For most people, a carpet pad is always the last thought, if it is indeed an important accompaniment to the carpet. A carpet pad protects people from slipping and the carpet and the floor from damage. This simply explains why your selection process is important.

Not all carpet pads are made equal. They are available in different materials, thicknesses and sizes for each type of carpet. Some are best for floors, while others are best used for carpeting. Here are a number of elements to consider when choosing.


Regardless of whether your carpet is intricate and hand-woven or simple and casual, your carpet pad needs to stay in place so people will not slip on entering. Slipping or tripping can, at worst, result in serious injury that you would not wish for your family or your guests. A carpet pad should hold the carpet firmly on the floor to prevent slipping.

Avoidance of carpet damage

A carpet padding extends the life of your region. By keeping the carpet in place, the underlying material fiber is prevented from moving and wiping on the floor covering.

Avoidance of soil damage

An incorrectly selected carpet backing will damage the floor and as the flooring is not moved frequently the damage will continue without notice. The carpet pads made of vinyl and plastic should be avoided, as these are usually the main cause of soil damage. Vinyl or plastic carpets do not absorb or give off moisture. Any existing moisture therefore remains in contact with the flooring, which over time affects its surface finish. The best carpet underlays are 100% rubber. These latex carpet pads are also mixed with chemicals that also damage the surface of the floor. Therefore, this should also be avoided.

Size of the carpet upholstery

The options of carpet pads available on the market are almost dizzying and therefore it is quite easy to be overwhelmed. Maybe a quick guide to the sizes can do you good.

For small carpets or those that are 3 by 5 feet tall, a thin and non-slip carpet underlay is best. This is especially true for carpets with high traffic volumes.

A carpet measuring 8 by 10 f or larger is good for a carpet pad that does not contain a non-slip component. A pad of 0.25 or 0.75 inches is fine.