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Old 04-12-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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Underpad required for indoor/outdoor carpet?

Want to put indoor/outdoor (commercial) carpet in a room of a house, is underpadding really necessary? I had a room in my previous house that did not have padding underneath and I liked the firmness of it. But would I be better off getting the padding anyway?


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It's purely a matter of preference if it's your house.



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Pad isn't necessary. But there is no such thing as indoor/outdoor carpet. Commercial carpet will fall apart if it gets wet continually, like outdoors. The only carpet that water won't hurt is turf. I don't think you would want turf indoors.
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