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Choosing a Carpet Pad for Your Commercial or Residential Space in Portland

While carpets are an excellent floor covering option that offer comfort and warmth, installing a carpet pad underneath is critical. In fact, carpet pads are responsible for the plush, soft feeling of walking on a carpet. Carpet padding is a type of bonded foam cushion that can be made from memory foam, recycled plastics, urethane foam, bonded urethane, waffle rubber, flat rubber, fiber cushion, and occasionally jute cushion.

At Floor Factors, we understand the importance of each layer of your floors and offer several options when it comes to commercial and residential carpet pads.

Why Carpet Padding is Important

Installing carpet padding underneath your carpets provides several benefits including elevated softness, insulation, moisture-resistance, and can increase the lifespan of your carpets. A carpet pad offers a plush layer of cushioning that will elevate the softness and comfort of your floors. Installing a pad will also add to the insulation making it easier to control the climate in your space. Additionally, the protective film barrier on carpet padding creates a moisture-resistant layer that prevents spills and pet accidents from penetrating down into the pad and subfloor. Lastly, padding will protect your carpets from the impact of furniture dents and foot traffic.

How to Choose a Carpet Pad

Choosing the right carpet pad for your commercial or residential space will help your carpets last longer and maintain their original softness, thickness, shape, and luxurious feel. The expert team at Floor Factors is knowledgeable about carpet padding and can assist you with selecting the right pad for your home or business.

Carpet Padding Thickness vs. Density

While people assume thicker is better when it comes to the quality of carpet padding, density is actually a better indicator. The density number of a carpet pad indicates the pounds of density per cubic yard or foot. A very dense carpet pad will help a carpet last longer. Your carpet warranty may require a certain density (usually at least 6 pounds per cubic foot). The cushioning of a dense, high-quality carpet pad will absorb your steps and other weighted impact over the years, which will keep your carpet looking good. This will prevent you from having to replace your carpet after just a few years and save you money in the long run.

However, thickness does hold some importance when choosing a carpet pad. Most carpets work best with carpet pads with a thickness (or height) of 7/16 inch. Visit our extensive flooring and carpet showroom in Portland to feel the difference between different types of carpet padding yourself.

Carpet Padding Choices from Our Preferred Manufacturers

At Floor Factors, we work directly with some of the most trusted carpet padding manufacturers in the industry to offer our customers the highest quality products. We are proud to partner with premier carpet padding producers to provide the top cushioning solutions.

There are a variety of carpet pads, each specifically suited to the rug material. These include:

  • Wool pads
  • Synthetic pads
  • Rebond

And more!

You can extend the life of your carpet, and keep comfortable, with the right padding choice. Plus, they are ideal for uneven surfaces, prevent scratching on hardwood floors, and reduce puckering under furniture.

Our rug pad selection includes Luxe Hold and All-N-One pads from Oriental Weavers. We can cut them to custom sizes down to the inch!


Talk to a Portland Flooring Expert to Help You Choose the Right Carpet Padding

To determine which type of carpet padding is best for your home or business, talk to a flooring expert in Portland at Floor Factors. Our team has the knowledge and experience to assist with all your floor covering needs and can make helpful recommendations based on your unique scenario.

In addition to carpet padding and carpets, we also offer endless floor covering materials including hardwood, tile, bamboo, cork, laminate, vinyl, and more. Contact us today!

“The carpet looks lovely and I am very satisfied with the service. I do especially want to express my appreciation to Jeff Dyrland for the excellent job he did in my home. He was superb in his skill and conscientiousness. It was amazing to watch him handle the huge, heavy carpet all by himself. It was truly an impressive experience.  He also maintained a cheerful, friendly attitude throughout the long, arduous day! Thank you also for your efficient measuring of the carpet!”
C. Sjogren

“What a relief to have a friend of the firm to help with an issue about which I know nothing whatsoever. Thank you for taking the time to personally handle our order and setting us up with an installer in Bend. Your help is much appreciated!” Lara Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook P.C.

“I wanted to thank you and your guys for the job you did replacing my parents’ carpet.  According to my dad, it went off like clockwork, my parents really like the carpet and my dad said your guys did a great job and he enjoyed working with them. Thanks a bunch for the great service. I owe you one. ”
Dan H.

“Thank you for the great service at every point of this relatively small project. We will recommend your services.”
The Pradelts

“We would like to thank you for the personal attention and courtesy extended to us. You allowed us the latitude to make those time consuming decisions that are always needed in selecting carpets for a home. We are extremely pleased with the end results. We would be remiss if we did not mention the skills of the carpet installer, Jeff Dyrland. He is a conscientious craftsman who completed the job in an extremely skillful and professional manner. If he is representative of the employees you hire, you certainly are doing it right.”
Bill and Jill L.

“We finally have the bedroom and bathroom finished and here are some pictures of the finished product. Thanks for all your patience and help with our project. I’ve been referring lots of people to you!”
Franki K.

“Thank you so much.  Dot was very pleased with the installation and your installer.  She called and raved last night!”
Scott C.

“We are now settled or almost settled, into our new home here in Washington. We often get to Portland on weekend trips and that’s how we found your business and your helpful staff. We had heard about the Amtico products and you had that line of flooring with samples to view. We ended up with the slate look in the mudroom and hallway, a cherry wood floor in the TV room and a tile look in a guest bath. We’re very pleased with all of them. Thanks for all the help from your end.”
Lenore and Don L.

“Just a note to tell you I’m pleased beyond description with the work your guy did for me. He was fast, competent and left not a thing to show repair work had been done. I will recommend Floor Factors with delight.”
E.  Shank

“I am still moving back into the studio and it’s much nicer on my body than moving out was. It looks beautiful and feels so good, especially compared to the concrete. Please also include the exact name of the product. I already have one person I want to refer it to. Thanks. It’s been a pleasure working with you guys.”
J. Edwards

“I just wanted to let you know I was by to say hi a couple of days ago.  You were not available so I talked to Rick Morehouse because I am getting a lot questions about the newest engineered hardwood flooring from my clients. Anyway, Rick was very knowledgeable and professional so I wanted to let you know how refreshing it is to have a resource like Rick instead of going to the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.  I will not hesitate to send business to Floor Factors anytime.”
Mark P.

“Thank you so much for all your help, your enthusiasm and attention to all my questions. Please extend my thanks to your installers. They did and outstanding job! They were on time, professional and helpful – they exceeded my expectations. This was not the easiest job in the world due to the small space and the carpet pattern. The installers had to move all the heavy furniture. Your installer’s experience and expertise were so valuable in making everything come together. You are all outstanding representatives of your company.”
Joan H. S.

“I just wanted to thank you and your team at The Atwater for your work ethic and the time you put into my project. I am hopeful that I will see your team on my next project.”
Ken Kowalski, Hoffman Construction

“Early on in the process we had visited your showroom and were assisted by Alicia Davis. Alicia worked with us, diligently, utilizing her incredible expertise, until we found a carpet and a pad that was just what we needed and wanted. She was the reason we returned to Floor Factors! Your estimator came to our home and provided expert measurement, answered all my questions and provided suggestions – all with the same professionalism that Alicia had provided. Our experience with your company was stellar! The dedication to serving your customers with respect, care and in a timely manner allowed this experience, which had not had a great start, to become a most favorable one.”
Marie B. Kurtright

“I don’t know where to begin or find the words to express our gratitude. We can’t thank you enough. Especially Ray, he seemed to understand what we needed without much input. Everyone worked so hard with a smile on every face. I certainly learned a lesson. Our little house is a happier place to be.”
The Naida Ramey family

“We recently bought a town home in Portland and needed a dining room rug. I emailed several Portland companies with what we had in mind. By far, the most complete and helpful response came from your salesman, Rick Morehouse. When we were in Portland we visited your store and met with him. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. We got just what we wanted and benefited greatly from his suggestions and recommendations. I wanted you to know what a fine representative he is for your company. We’ll be back when we have further needs.”
Jerry O’Brien

Portland: (503)222-9393
USA/Canada: (800)776-2581
showroom@floorfactors.com

Visit us today and begin the transformation of your living or working space.

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There are few locally owned floor covering companies in the Northwest that can match our 35 years of experience and outstanding reputation in residential and commercial floor covering sales and installation. Our loyal and dedicated staff offer a combined 400 years of experience in the floor covering business. No job is too big or too small. From homes and lofts, to offices and high-rises, our knowledgeable staff assists you from your floor covering product choice through demolition and final installation.

In addition to homeowners, Floor Factors works with some of the most respected interior designers, architects and general contractors in the area. Our work can be seen throughout the Northwest in condominiums, schools, public buildings, shopping centers and office towers.

“The carpet looks lovely and I am very satisfied with the service. I do especially want to express my appreciation to Jeff Dyrland for the excellent job he did in my home. He was superb in his skill and conscientiousness. It was amazing to watch him handle the huge, heavy carpet all by himself. It was truly an impressive experience.  He also maintained a cheerful, friendly attitude throughout the long, arduous day! Thank you also for your efficient measuring of the carpet!”
C. Sjogren

“What a relief to have a friend of the firm to help with an issue about which I know nothing whatsoever. Thank you for taking the time to personally handle our order and setting us up with an installer in Bend. Your help is much appreciated!” Lara Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook P.C.

“I wanted to thank you and your guys for the job you did replacing my parents’ carpet.  According to my dad, it went off like clockwork, my parents really like the carpet and my dad said your guys did a great job and he enjoyed working with them. Thanks a bunch for the great service. I owe you one. ”
Dan H.

“Thank you for the great service at every point of this relatively small project. We will recommend your services.”
The Pradelts

“We would like to thank you for the personal attention and courtesy extended to us. You allowed us the latitude to make those time consuming decisions that are always needed in selecting carpets for a home. We are extremely pleased with the end results. We would be remiss if we did not mention the skills of the carpet installer, Jeff Dyrland. He is a conscientious craftsman who completed the job in an extremely skillful and professional manner. If he is representative of the employees you hire, you certainly are doing it right.”
Bill and Jill L.

“We finally have the bedroom and bathroom finished and here are some pictures of the finished product. Thanks for all your patience and help with our project. I’ve been referring lots of people to you!”
Franki K.

“Thank you so much.  Dot was very pleased with the installation and your installer.  She called and raved last night!”
Scott C.

“We are now settled or almost settled, into our new home here in Washington. We often get to Portland on weekend trips and that’s how we found your business and your helpful staff. We had heard about the Amtico products and you had that line of flooring with samples to view. We ended up with the slate look in the mudroom and hallway, a cherry wood floor in the TV room and a tile look in a guest bath. We’re very pleased with all of them. Thanks for all the help from your end.”
Lenore and Don L.

“Just a note to tell you I’m pleased beyond description with the work your guy did for me. He was fast, competent and left not a thing to show repair work had been done. I will recommend Floor Factors with delight.”
E.  Shank

“I am still moving back into the studio and it’s much nicer on my body than moving out was. It looks beautiful and feels so good, especially compared to the concrete. Please also include the exact name of the product. I already have one person I want to refer it to. Thanks. It’s been a pleasure working with you guys.”
J. Edwards

“I just wanted to let you know I was by to say hi a couple of days ago.  You were not available so I talked to Rick Morehouse because I am getting a lot questions about the newest engineered hardwood flooring from my clients. Anyway, Rick was very knowledgeable and professional so I wanted to let you know how refreshing it is to have a resource like Rick instead of going to the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.  I will not hesitate to send business to Floor Factors anytime.”
Mark P.

“Thank you so much for all your help, your enthusiasm and attention to all my questions. Please extend my thanks to your installers. They did and outstanding job! They were on time, professional and helpful – they exceeded my expectations. This was not the easiest job in the world due to the small space and the carpet pattern. The installers had to move all the heavy furniture. Your installer’s experience and expertise were so valuable in making everything come together. You are all outstanding representatives of your company.”
Joan H. S.

“I just wanted to thank you and your team at The Atwater for your work ethic and the time you put into my project. I am hopeful that I will see your team on my next project.”
Ken Kowalski, Hoffman Construction

“Early on in the process we had visited your showroom and were assisted by Alicia Davis. Alicia worked with us, diligently, utilizing her incredible expertise, until we found a carpet and a pad that was just what we needed and wanted. She was the reason we returned to Floor Factors! Your estimator came to our home and provided expert measurement, answered all my questions and provided suggestions – all with the same professionalism that Alicia had provided. Our experience with your company was stellar! The dedication to serving your customers with respect, care and in a timely manner allowed this experience, which had not had a great start, to become a most favorable one.”
Marie B. Kurtright

“I don’t know where to begin or find the words to express our gratitude. We can’t thank you enough. Especially Ray, he seemed to understand what we needed without much input. Everyone worked so hard with a smile on every face. I certainly learned a lesson. Our little house is a happier place to be.”
The Naida Ramey family

“We recently bought a town home in Portland and needed a dining room rug. I emailed several Portland companies with what we had in mind. By far, the most complete and helpful response came from your salesman, Rick Morehouse. When we were in Portland we visited your store and met with him. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. We got just what we wanted and benefited greatly from his suggestions and recommendations. I wanted you to know what a fine representative he is for your company. We’ll be back when we have further needs.”
Jerry O’Brien

Portland: (503)222-9393
USA/Canada: (800)776-2581
showroom@floorfactors.com

Visit us today and begin the transformation of your living or working space.

Free Estimate (click here)

Click one of the icons below to write a review about Floor Factors on that site. If you are less than 100% satisfied with a product or service, we want to know. We strive for excellence, but If we don't know there is a problem, we can't correct it.  Please click the contact us button and let us know what we need to improve upon.  Contact Us

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Find out which carpet pad will work best for you.

Choosing the right carpet pad will help your carpet last longer and maintain the “feel” that you wanted when you chose your carpet. Ask one of our expert sales representative which carpet pad is best suited for the type of carpet you have chosen. See and feel samples of the pads available for your particular carpet choice. Most manufacturers will recommend pads with the precise cushion to protect the wear and durability of your carpet.

Pad Choices

Quiet Walk

Healthier Choice

Synthetic Fiber

Rebond Cushion