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Old 02-21-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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I'm sure that this has been covered, but I got so many hits the search wasn't helpful.

We're looking at carpet, and everyone told us to be sure to get a "good" pad - that you can skimp on the carpet a little , but get a good pad.

Then today the owner of a store, who seemed to know a lot more than salespeople in other stores, told us that that used to be somewhat true but didn't make any sense.

What's the story on carpet pad?
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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I'm a installer for carpet, The store owner is full of it. pad comes im, MM and LBS, like the best pad is say 14lbs 10mm, the ************ty pad is 4lbs 6mm.
thas how that work. the owner will make more $$$ off the carpet sale then the pad sale.

for your house, room. say you need 12x12=144 sqft, div-9 = 16 yrds, thats 1/4 of a bag of pad. say the cost is $ 30.00 for pad.

12x12 carpet 60 oz, Now the owner love's you.

GOOD PAD USED CARPET......LOL

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Both carpet and pad quality are important. We use a minimum of 7/16" 6LB pad, and commonly sell 1/2" 8LB. We've even done some 10lb on higher end jobs. Anything higher than that really gets to be overkill but it doesn't hurt to have better if you are willing to put the money into it.

It is true that a good pad will prolong the life of the carpet.
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We're going with the 8 lb pad and a medium grade carpet for an extremely low traffic area. The installers come Wednesday - is there anything that I should be doing before they come?

I'll make sure that all the nails are tapped down and then I'll vacuum really well. Anything else?

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