Match Cushion To Carpet For Best Results
Selecting the right backing system – including whether some type of cushion is attached – is critical. While cushion can provide resilience, acoustical/thermal insulation properties, and comfort underfoot, the majority of commercial broadloom carpet today is direct-glued to the floor without a cushion. The carpet product and backing should be selected according to the traffic patterns of the area and the manufacturer's requirements for thickness and density. Carpet tile is generally designed to function without the need of additional cushion.
There are three main types of carpet cushion in commercial broadloom applications: Fiber, Rubber and Polyurethane foam.