Don’t cut corners on your carpet padding.
Good carpet padding can greatly enhance your carpet’s appearance and extend the life of the carpet you painstaking selected.
Good carpet padding will reduce wear on your carpeting by absorbing much of the impact of footsteps and furniture. It also reduces friction and wear on the backing of your carpet, which is what holds your carpet together. While protecting your carpet, carpet padding will also protect your sub-floor by preventing spills and stains from reaching it.
Its also important to understand that carpet padding can help insulate your home. This can save you hundreds of dollars a year on your heating and cooling bill, saving you more than the cost of the padding.