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STAINMASTER® Carpet Cushion Fight Moisture And Odor

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Stainmaster’s carpet cushions are designed to be breathable and act as a moisture barrier to keep spills and pet accidents from soaking into the cushion and causing re-appearing stains or lingering odors.

The STAINMASTER cushion are produced in partnership with INVISTA, the carpet cushions can extend the beauty of carpets.

STAINMASTER® carpet cushion is the only cushion that features the DuPont™ Hytrel® breathable moisture barrier to keep most household spills from soaking into the cushion so they can be easily removed during cleaning. This exclusive breathable barrier also allows water vapors to pass through so that moisture is not trapped under the cushion, especially important for installation over concrete slabs.

STAINMASTER® carpet and STAINMASTER® carpet cushion form an unbeatable system to keep your carpet fresh, clean and beautiful for years. When spills do happen, STAINMASTER® carpet repels spills and STAINMASTER® carpet cushion keeps them on top of the cushion so they can be removed easily and substantially by extraction cleaning, preventing them from reappearing on the carpet. Click here to read more.

Ambassador Floor is the only STAINMASTER Flooring Center in the St. Louis area.


Why I Need A Carpet Cushion?

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We’re asked that question alot, along with – What does a carpet cushion do? and How does a cushion protect a carpet, if it is underneath the carpet?

And the fact is carpet cushions (or pads) are very important to the appearance of your carpet. Carpet cushions protect carpets from crushing caused by furniture and keep your carpets looking new and fresh. The carpet padding makes the carpet seem more luxurious.

In research conducted by Independent Textile Testing Service, a test was used whereby different carpet/cushion systems were subjected to rolling a chair with 150 lb. Weight over them 20,000 times. The results indicated that carpets with no cushion had an average of 19.3% loss in pile height (thickness) as opposed to a 5-10% loss in thickness for carpets with a separate cushion. The favorable effect of cushion in reducing the appearance of wear was indicated by decreased loss in thickness. So since carpets with separate cushion remain thicker, they could also appear more luxurious for a longer period of time. And with separate cushion, it’s possible to select the degree of luxury or firmness of tread you desire.

Carpet cushions also:

  • Improve the thermal installation of flooring
  • Carpets with separate cushions are less expensive to install
  • Carpet cushion can significantly improve a carpet’s acoustical properties

For more information about carpet padding visit Carpet Cushion Council or contact Ambassador Floor Company.