It is really what you don’t see that matters the most with carpeting.  Of course the beauty of the actual carpet in your home brings warmth, style , color and the most important design element to your room.  However, what you don’t see is the carpet cushion and the installation.  Here I will be discussing the importance of carpet cushion for your carpet.

Cushion keeps carpets healthy and good looking

What one thing can you do to keep your new carpet looking its best the longest?

Invest in the best quality cushion you can. Why? Most obvious, the cushion you select determines the feel of the carpet underfoot. Less obvious and of growing importance over time is that quality cushion acts to absorb the punishment of day-to-day traffic, extending a carpet’s life. Perhaps you know that.

But do you know that the best cushion is multi-talented? Statistics show that an average home experiences seven spills a year. As you shop for carpet, look for cushion that also provides protection by keeping liquids and moisture from seeping from your carpet to the floor and simultaneously providing odor protection from those inevitable spills or pet and baby surprises. 

Finally, quality cushion also makes it easier for you to more efficiently vacuum your carpet and remove sharp grit that prematurely ages those yarns and fibers.
There are lots of choices when it comes to carpet cushion and it’s important that you make the right choice for your chosen carpet and also for you lifestyle and the longevity of your investment. So make sure to check with your local flooring and carpet dealer to see if your carpet maker specifies cushion and what type is recommended.  The truth is that selecting the wrong one could affect your warranty. Your local flooring expert can make sure you are totally covered!