1: Pick the right padding and underlay
Don't be tempted to skimp on carpet padding to save some money. Just as a building needs a good solid foundation, carpeting relies on a great underlay for support, strength and a bit of extra cushioning. You can't see the underlay, but you'll definitely spot the extra wear and tear on your new carpet if you pick an inadequate underlay material. Made from rubber or foam materials, carpet underlay conceals subfloor imperfections to improve the appearance of the finished floor.
It also acts as insulation to help control the temperature of your home; which can save you money, and it even absorbs sound to protect your privacy and eliminate neighbour noise. Most importantly, underlay supports your carpet through years of use, since it prevents carpet backing and fibers from coming apart over time. Talk to and Adamms Sales Rep for padding recommendations and advice.