How to save your Carpet Padding Costs?

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asked Jun 1 in Maintenance/Repairs by elijahwilliam (2,290 points)

Save money on carpets by following these 5 tips:

1. Look for a rug that is long enough to cover the entire area where the carpet will be placed. This will help to prevent dirt from getting onto your new carpet.

2. Use a pad that is made of rubber or felt and not of foam or polyester as this will help to provide more cushioning for your carpet and prolong its life.

3. If you are planning on installing a new flooring, consider using carpet tiles instead of traditional flooring as they are cheaper and easier to install with less mess.

4. When buying a new rug, make sure it is big enough so that it covers the entire area where the old one was installed and then some in order to prevent

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answered Jun 7 by Chambliss (27,090 points)
The lifespan of the carpet padding depends on the material, but the best padding urethane, only lasts about 25 years.

Just like with carpet, the more traffic on the pad the lower its lifespan.

Rebond, the most popular foam-based carpet padding, only lasts about 10 years.

Carpet padding is always the best money you can spend in a carpet store!

Put it this way, if you were to spend $3.00 more per yard on carpet, you may or may not be able to tell the difference.

However, take that same $3.00 and spend it on an upgraded pad and it will make all the difference in the world.

What can you use instead of a rug pad?

If you're just looking for non slip grip, a simple fix to a runaway rug is to put a bead of silicone glue, hot glue, or caulking around the underside of the rug.

From May through early June you can save big on new carpeting.

It's also a time to shop the latest trends that have made their way to retail stores.

“There are bi-annual launches in the market during October and April, which is when you can buy the very latest styles.

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