STAINMASTER® Carpet Cushion



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Choosing the right carpet padding is super-important, because your family’s comfort and your carpet’s durability depend on it. Just because you can’t see the cushion under your carpet doesn’t mean it isn’t working hard to help keep your carpet clean and cushy, as well as helping to reduce those pesky odors. In fact, the higher quality of carpet cushion, the more comfortable that your carpet will be underfoot and the more it will keep looking newer longer.


Resist Spills + Breathable

Unlike most carpet padding, STAINMASTER® carpet cushion features a proprietary breathable moisture barrier that helps keep many common household spills like pet urine from soaking through the carpet and into the cushion and subfloor of your home. So not only does it make clean-up a breeze, STAINMASTER® carpet cushion can actually help prevent stains from reappearing on the carpet.

Many concrete floors naturally emit water vapors which get trapped in the carpet cushion and on the subfloor, and can cause mold and mildew under the carpet. But the breathable moisture barrier in the STAINMASTER® carpet cushion allows these water vapors to pass through the cushion and evaporate, helping protect the cushion from the growth of mold and mildew under your carpet.

For Pets and Their People

STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet with STAINMASTER® carpet cushion reduces pet odors when cleaned. It is the first carpet and cushion system designed for pets and their people. It provides a breathable moisture barrier that helps prevent spills and accidents from penetrating the padding and subfloor. This allows for more thorough cleaning and increased odor protection.

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Our premium carpet cushion not only improves the appearance of your carpet while helping to prevent loss in carpet height, it also helps make your carpet easier to vacuum, and acts as a barrier to help reduce noise in the room. Whew - that’s some hard working cushion! While STAINMASTER® carpet cushion can be installed under any carpet, there are additional benefits to installing it under all of our carpets: STAINMASTER® carpet cushion extends the life of the STAINMASTER® texture retention limited warranty and abrasive wear limited warranty.

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The Right Carpet Needs the Right Cushion

While STAINMASTER® carpet cushion can be installed under any carpet, we recommend having it installed under one of our carpets for optimal comfort and durability. Need help choosing the right carpet to pair your cushion with? We’ve made it easy:



Find a store near you and feel the comfort of STAINMASTER® carpet cushion for yourself.

Feel the Comfort

The best way to identify your ideal comfort level is to literally walk on a sample at the store. Place a carpet sample on top of the carpet cushion, remove your shoes, and then step on the carpet so you can get a much better experience of how the carpet cushion will feel when installed under the carpet you select.

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Breathable moisture barrier helps protect against mold and mildew growth



Adding a cushion with a breathable moisture barrier qualifies you for an extended carpet warranty



Prevents liquids going in to the cushion, reducing odors after a thorough cleaning

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