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Alberta

Nufloors Camrose

#3 3810 48th Avenue Camrose, AB T4V 3Z8

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Nufloors Fort McMurray

8202 Fraser Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1W8

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#101, 13501-100 Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4H4

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Nufloors La Crete

9302 100th Street LaCrete, AB T0H 2H0

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Nufloors Medicine Hat

502 D Maple Avenue SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3A8

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Nufloors Red Deer

7711 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB, Canada

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Nufloors Sherwood Park

192 2181 Premier Way Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2V1

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201 4 Avenue Northwest, Slave Lake, AB, Canada

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British Columbia

Nufloors Castlegar

4370 Minto Road Castlegar, BC V1N 4B3

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Nufloors Comox Valley

2920-A Moray Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 7S7

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Nufloors Creston

1518 Northwest Blvd. Creston, BC V0B 1G6

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Nufloors Fernie

391 1 Avenue Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

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Nufloors Kamloops

834 Laval Crescent Kamloops, BC V2C 5P3

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Nufloors Kelowna

1-2121 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 7X1

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Nufloors Langley

304 20771 Langley By Pass Langley, BC V3A 5E8

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Nufloors Nanaimo

1612 Northfield Road Nanaimo, BC V9S 3A7

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Nufloors Penticton

101 1397 Fairview Road Penticton, BC V2A 6A1

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Nufloors Quesnel

162 Front Street Quesnel, BC V2J 2K1

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Nufloors Salmon Arm

775 Lakeshore Drive S.W. Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4

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Nufloors Terrace

4730 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 4K1

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Nufloors Vernon

102 4708 34th Street Vernon, BC V1T 5Y9

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Nufloors West Kelowna

4-1726 Byland Road,West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 1A9

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Ontario

Nufloors Simcoe

41 Park Road Simcoe, ON N3Y 4J9

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Saskatchewan

Nufloors Saskatoon

402 48 Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 5T9

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Why your Carpet Cushion Matters

By , On , In Carpet
Bedroom with grey bedding on bed, grey accent chair and beige damask carpet.

Carpet cushion, also known as underpad, undercushion, padding, cushion or underlay, is often the most overlooked part of purchasing and installing new carpet. Although you do not see the carpet cushion, it is hard working and important for the longevity of your carpet. Just like how not all carpets perform the same, not all carpet cushions do either.

Your carpet cushion does much more than cushion your steps when you walk on your floor, it also does the following important jobs:

  • Acts as a buffer between the carpet and the subfloor, allowing fibres to bounce back and retain their appearance
  • Will feel better underfoot
  • Keeps most common household spills from penetrating the cushion or subfloor
  • Extends the useful life of your carpet
  • Protects your carpet investment
  • Makes a less expensive carpet feel more luxurious
  • Absorbs sounds and reduces noise
  • Makes cleaning and maintenance more efficient
Upright vacuum cleaning up pet hair on white carpet.
Source: mohawkflooring.com

Many carpet cushions available today have additional features that are worth the money. Stainmaster Carpet Cushion for instance is available with Odour Guard Technology, which helps reduce odours caused by most common household spills and pet accidents. Also available with antimicrobial treatment to help resist bacteria, mould and milder in the padding for those with allergies. The right carpet requires the right cushion for your lifestyle.

We know it can be hard to justify spending the extra money on something that goes under your carpet that you will never see but it is worth spending a little less on your carpet and a bit more on a quality carpet cushion.

And yes, you almost always must replace the carpet cushion when installing new carpet.

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