Carpet cushion or pad is a material widely used in the carpet industry. It is generally a composite of recycled urethane foam processed to provide additional cushion to the carpet. It is installed underneath the carpet to increase its lifespan by helping distribute weight when walked on. Our PadMate™ carpet cushion netting provides reinforcement and stabilization in carpet cushion products.
PadMate™ is manufactured through a unique bi-axial orientation process that generates a lightweight configuration with superior dimensional stability and exceptional tensile strength in both strands directions. By laminating PadMate™ carpet cushion netting to the recycled urethane foam, manufacturers of carpet cushion are able to improve their production processes as they are capable of processing material faster with less waste. In addition, our netting stabilizes the foam to distribute the load across the surface, minimizing wear and increasing the lifespan of the carpet. PadMate™ netting is non-corrosive, rust-proof and mildew-resistant. It is unaffected by water, most acids, gases, chemicals and organic materials. Unmatched in product performance and designed for flexibility, bonded foam with PadMate™ netting performs better and longer at an economical cost.
Your Padmate™ options include:
- Padmate™ 6x6
6 x 6 refers to the netting strand count. It has 6 strands per inch on the machine direction and 6 strands per inch on the cross direction, meaning 36 nodes per square inch. PadMate™ provides the most consistent coverage with bonded non-reinforced cushion, speeding production and installation. It provides excellent bonded foam strength and minimum bonded foam stretch for superior stability. Preferred by carpet installers, PadMate™ 6x6 reduces scrap at the worksite and improves glide for easier and better installation.
- PadMate™ 4x4
4 x 4 refers to the netting strand count. It has 4 strands per inch on the machine direction and 4 strands per inch on the cross direction, meaning 16 nodes per square inch. Designed as a mid-range netting configuration, PadMate™ 4 x 4 is suited for medium grade bonded cushions. It increases bonded foam strength and reduces foam stretch to improve dimensional stability and load distribution.
- Padmate™ 3x2
3 x 2 refers to the netting strand count. It has 3 strands per inch on the machine direction and 2 strands per inch on the cross direction, meaning 6 nodes per square inch. Created for entry-level cushions, it provides nearly two times the strength of non-reinforced pad products. In addition to foam reinforcement, this netting configuration helps distribute loads while providing excellent dimensional stability and firmness.
Carpet Cushion Manufacturer Benefits
- Consistent strength increases the bonding integrity which reduces the risk of tears at maximum line speeds, increasing production efficiencies and reducing production costs
- Improved slip-surface eases and improves installation
- Visual guidelines facilitate cutting and overall installation
- Tear resistant structure and minimal stretching simplifies cutting and improves accuracy
- Superior stretch-and-tear resistance minimizes buckling Improved abrasion resistance increases life of the cushion