Old 07-07-03, 11:45 PM
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What sort of padding is best - type and weight? I am about to recarpet my home and would like to know what to look for.
Old 07-08-03, 09:53 AM
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The best type of padding you use will depend upon what type of carpet you buy, how heavy the traffic is in the room, and to an extent what type of subfloor you are installing on. If you give us some more information we can help you with your decision.
Old 07-08-03, 05:26 PM
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I still have to decide on what sort of carpet to buy (see my other message posted right before or right after the original one re padding).

I didn't know there were different kinds of subflooring. My home is older and the flooring doesn't feel that firm and some of it squeaks, so I want to see what needs to be done to have "firm ground under foot".

I also need to know what it would cost to have new subflooring put in and is it a big job.
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For residential carpet, bonded urethane padding(rebond) is the most commonly and economical padding used.
Looped piles: no thicker then 3/8", no less density then 8#
Cut piles: no thicker then 7/16" no less density then 6#

Fiber cushion(felted) is a more durable cushion, but cost more.

Sponge Rubber is another excellent choice, but more costly still.

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