Did you know that selecting the right carpet pad is as important as selecting the right carpet? It can make a big difference to both the appearance and performance of your carpet. So before you go out to do battle with your local carpet salesman, arm yourself with the right carpet pad knowledge by taking our quiz.
What is the main purpose of a carpet pad?
to protect your carpet
to protect your floor
to protect your feet
A carpet pad makes your _____ more efficient during carpet cleaning.
A carpet pad helps to keep your room:
Is it a good idea to use an existing pad with your new carpet?
Which factor is the most important when choosing a carpet pad?
What's the best way to keep moisture away from your carpet's underpad?
Buy a carpet with its own moisture barrier.
Buy a pad with its own moisture barrier.
both of the above
Waffle rubber is:
spongy rubber material used in carpet pads
dense rubber material used in carpet pads
hard rubber material used in carpet pads
What's the biggest advantage of carpet padding made from waffle rubber?
It comes in many colors.
It looks nice.
_____ is defined as the relationship between the weight and thickness of your carpet pad.
Which United States government body sets standards for carpet pads?
the U.S. Department of Housing and Carpet Development
the U.S. Department of Housing and Padding Development
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
What is the official name of foam rubber?
Since prime foam padding doesn't always provide enough support to limit carpet movement and protect your carpet from wear, it is not recommended for _____ traffic areas.
What is the advantage of frothed urethane foam over prime urethane foam?
It is thinner and softer.
It is denser and firmer.
It is thinner and firmer.
Bonded urethane foam is made out of foam scraps. What makes it the greenest carpet padding choice?
It is made from recycled materials.
It has no chemical compounds.
It is made in Maine.
Because bonded urethane foam uses waste material from other manufacturing processes, it is usually:
Why should you avoid padding that's too thick?
It allows too much movement of the carpet.
It's too expensive.
It wears out quickly.
_____ heating is a type of heating that can be installed under your floor.
Which type of rubber pad is considered the best carpet pad on the market?
Fiber mats are usually used under _____ to prevent their movement.
An under-carpet _____ pad can warm your bedroom carpet from below.