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  • Got Loud Floors? Best Carpet Padding For Sound Reduction

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    We all hear it. That kreeky sound when your shoes meet the floor. Is there a way to stop it? Well...maybe....just maybe. Here is a great article on the best carpet padding for sound reduction:

    Apart from protecting your carpet and making the carpet feel cushy, carpet padding helps provide some sound proofing to the room. But what’s the best carpet pad when you’re looking for sound reduction?

    Home Depot How-To Community member JarrettSwas wondering about that when he posted a question about carpet padding on our How-To Forums. His online conversation with our DIY expert came up with an excellent recommendation, and it revealed a recommendation on what he shouldn’t do.

    As JarrettS explained when he posted his question on the Forums, he was planning to lay new carpet in his co-op apartment, and good sound absorption was important to him. He had been researching carpet padding online, and wanted some expert advice on two products he had seen, including a ⅜-inch rubber carpet pad.

    Home Depot associate Jay Harris, who posts on the Forums under the handle Ask_Mr_Jay, explained that the denser the carpet pad, the better it will be for sound absorption.

    Read more at Home Depot


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