The Ultimate Selecting the Right Carpet Pad Quiz
by Staff
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.

  • mop
  • broom
  • vacuum cleaner

A carpet pad helps to keep your room:

  • colder
  • warmer
  • moister

Is it a good idea to use an existing pad with your new carpet?

  • yes
  • no
  • maybe

Which factor is the most important when choosing a carpet pad?

  • your needs
  • price
  • thickness

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's cheap.
  • It looks nice.

_____ is defined as the relationship between the weight and thickness of your carpet pad.

  • Sparsity
  • Density
  • Frequency

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?

  • urethane foam
  • butane foam
  • methadone foam

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.

  • light
  • moderate
  • heavy

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:

  • expensive
  • inexpensive
  • free

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.

  • Incandescent
  • Radiant
  • Resplendent

Which type of rubber pad is considered the best carpet pad on the market?

  • flat rubber
  • bumpy rubber
  • double-layered rubber

Fiber mats are usually used under _____ to prevent their movement.

  • tables
  • chairs
  • area rugs

An under-carpet _____ pad can warm your bedroom carpet from below.

  • warming
  • cooling
  • toasting