Carpet Cushion


The STAINMASTER® Carpet Cushion Difference

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, cushy, and odor free. In fact, the higher the quality of the carpet cushion, the more comfortable that your carpet will be underfoot and will keep it looking newer longer.

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.

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 STAINMASTER® carpets: STAINMASTER® carpet cushion extends the life of the STAINMASTER® texture retention limited warranty and abrasive wear limited warranty. See specific warranty information for more details.

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.

Pairing STAINMASTER® carpet cushion with STAINMASTER® LiveWell™ carpet has added benefits, too. The first carpet system designed to help you fight dust and allergens, STAINMASTER® LiveWell™ carpet is designed to minimize buildup of dust and allergen particles with regular vacuuming. This makes home comfortable for your family, not your allergens.

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Choosing Your Carpet Cushion

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.

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

But don’t forget your first step—STAINMASTER® carpet cushion! It has a proprietary breathable moisture barrier that helps prevent stains from being absorbed into the carpet cushion and helps eliminate odors. It can extend the life of your carpet and warranty…and help you stop sweating those messy house guests. How cool is that?

Our Types of Carpet Cushion

STAINMASTER® carpet cushion is available in different constructions and some feature odor eliminating or antimicrobial technologies. Our carpet cushion can be used with any carpet style and is available in different materials and constructions to meet your comfort and durability needs.



A few quick steps with our Carpet Selector, and you'll find the right carpet.




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