Want to hear a riddle? What is something that you walk on every day but cannot see?
It’s the padding under your carpet! We tend not to think about it, but padding impacts how easy it is to clean your carpets and how it feels when you walk on it.
The Benefits of Carpet Padding
The right carpet padding has three primary benefits:
- It increases the longevity of your carpet: Carpet padding extends the life of your carpet in two ways. First, it protects the binding and backing of your carpet, allowing it to safely absorb the impact of foot traffic. Second, carpet padding allows more air flow into your vacuum which increases suction. This allows the vacuum to trap more dust, dirt and debris from you carpets when you vacuum. To keep your carpets at their best, vacuum 2-3 times a week depending upon the traffic in your household.
- It provides insulation: Here’s a little known fact – carpet padding impacts the temperature of a room! Depending on the size of the room and the type of carpet, carpet padding can keep a room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by providing an important layer of insulation. Carpet padding also has some sound insulation capability which dampens the echo in a room.
- It makes your carpet feel softer: Carpet padding adds a soft extra layer underneath your carpets. This layer absorbs impact and making your carpets feel softer.
Protect Your Investment
Carpets and area rugs are an expensive investment! One of the best ways to protect that investment is by installing a good quality carpet padding or underlayment. This not only makes them feel nicer, it helps them last longer!
Another way to keep your carpet and area rugs in tip top shape is to have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Redding’s Preferred Carpet Care cleaning specialists have years of experience and expert know-how to treat your carpets for stains and every day wear. Contact us today to schedule a professional carpet cleaning!
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On June 21, 2018