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What kind of cushion
Contrary to what the salesman will tell you cushion is about comfort not wear. Pick the one that gives you a great feel & you will be happy.
Rebond: Looks like confetti, lots of little pieces shuck back together, is a great product and good value for the money
7/16" 6 pound density is a good place to start.
9/16" will feel more soft underfoot.. density is more important long term than thickness. alway pick 6 pounds or greater..
… Expect $.30-80 cents per sq ft as a fair price range
Bubble rubber: is a great product & feels great when you put it down, may not hold up as well over the long term and is a bit pricey. Sales people usually get an extra commission for selling it at a high price so expect to hear that it cures cancer & supports world peace. …Sold by the ounces per sq yard. 64 ounce is the entry level and 120 ounce is the premium stuff Expect $.60-2.00 cents per sq ft as a price range, there is a lot of mark up in this item if you're a negotiator this is a good place to trim the fat
Felt: is OK if you like a firm feel & or the environmental recycling story, fairly priced but not much feel under foot.
Sold by the ounces per sq yard. 40 ounce is the entry level and 80 ounce is the premium stuff Expect $.50-$1.20 cents per sq ft as a price range


The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends no pad be thicker then 1/2" and is best to be 7/16".

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A carpet runner can brighten up your home when placed in a strategic location such as a hallway, entry way or stair case. Installing a carpet runner can be simple provided that you have the correct tools and know how. To properly install a carper runner, you will need carpet padding, a razor blade, hammer gun/staple gun, straight edge, ruler, pad tape and for stair installations, an electric staple gun.1.) The first step in installing a carpet runner is to measure the area of the installation and map out the placement of the runner, using your straight edge as a guide. This will help to ensure that the carpet runner will be placed in its desired location.2.) Once the measurements have been completed and the placement has been mapped out, deduct an inch from the length and width of your measurements and use your razor blade to cut the carpet pad to that size.*Note: if you are installing your carpet runner on steps, the pad should only go on the tread of the steps, not the riser. Measure your pad to come out to the edge of the nose and a 1/2 gap should be left at the crotch of the step for stapling.3.) If there are any seams in your cut to size carpet pad, join them with pad tape.4.) Using your hammer gun/staple gun, secure the carpet pad in place, ensuring that the pad stays straight and that there is a half inch gap between the edge of the carpet pad and where the edge of your carpet runner will lay.5.) Roll the carpet runner out on top of your carpet pad, ensuring that it remains straight and centered.**If this is a hallway or entry way application, you are done!6.) If you are installing a carpet runner on stairs, you will now need to staple the carpet runner to the stairs with an electric staple gun. Staple the carpet to the nose and crotch of the stairs, ensuring that the carpet remains tight against the stairs.7.) Enjoy the beauty your new carpet runner has brought to your home!

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