Carpet pad with a moisture barrier

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

Moisture resistant carpet pad - Shaw Triple Touch moisture barrier carpet cushion

What are the benefits of moisture barrier carpet pad?

A carpet pad with a moisture barrier can absorb moisture - both to prevent mold and reduce odors. These pads are typically ideal for basements with minor moisture (note: if you have a lot of moisture, carpet may not be a good option for your basement, regardless of type of pad used. A moisture barrier carpet pad can also help alleviate pet accidents so that the liquid does not reach the subfloor (which can be challenging and costly to repair.   We proudly offer Shaw's Triple Touch moisture guard carpet pad. This upgraded carpet pad costs more, but it's well worth its value.

Moisture barrier carpet pad  

This carpet pad comes with a moisture barrier and it's hypoallergenic, so it's perfect for areas that are subject to minor moisture issues such as basements. Triple Touch moisture guard provides extra cushion and comfort and it really helps the wear of your carpet. In fact, Shaw stands behind their product so much that it doubles the warranty of your carpet life.   The Triple Touch carpet pad contains an antimicrobial treatment which kills mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria. 

Shaw's Triple Touch moisture barrier carpet pad doubles your warranty

Using this pad instantly DOUBLES your carpet warranty. Your carpet will maintain its texture for the life of the warranty.   Shaw's Triple Touch is also environmentally friendly. It's made with natural oil and its backing uses recycled products.

 

When you're looking for carpet for your basement and if you're considering a moisture barrier carpet pad, give The Floorng Girl a call at 914-937-2950.

 

 
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Comments (17)

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

I have had this padding recommended when I have carpeted basement areas as well as indoor patio areas....great suggestion

Feb 04, 2013 06:32 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Wallace - Thanks.  Yes, it can really help in areas w/ MINOR moisture issues. 

Feb 04, 2013 07:04 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Debbie, is this a fairly new product or has it been around for a while?  Sounds perfect for light moisture areas.

Feb 04, 2013 07:23 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That looks like a great product!  I wonder what is in it that keeps molds from developing?  There has to be something put there to prevent it.

Feb 04, 2013 07:44 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Roger - The product I use is fairly "new"...but it's been around for at least 3 yrs.

Jay - Yes, I wish I knew more about the technology.

Feb 04, 2013 07:52 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Being a landlord I know that a good quality carpet pad is just as important sometimes as the actual carpet!

Feb 04, 2013 08:40 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Kristin - Yes, sometimes the carpet pad has a bigger impact on how well the carpet will wear.

Feb 04, 2013 08:52 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Debbie, would you use this in a master bedroom as well?  Or just for basements.  I understand it will raise the price of the installation but is it worth it in a bedroom as well-near a bathroom?

Feb 04, 2013 09:08 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Joanna - I have done it for some bedrooms as an upgrade in nicer homes.  But, usually it's not necessary.  I have some customers that just "want the best" and like that it's hypoallergenic.  It does help the carpet wear better, so it's nice, but not a necessity.

Feb 04, 2013 09:28 PM
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA
570-242-1891

This is great info to know Debbie.  I have heard of them but did not know too much about them.  Leave it to you to get us informed.  Thanks so much.  Need this in my basement for sure.  Have a Great Day!

Feb 04, 2013 09:39 PM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

Great helpful post Debbie. You always have some interesting and informative posts for the consumers.

Feb 05, 2013 01:56 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Bobbie - Thx so much.

Eileen - thx.  I really appreciate that.

Feb 05, 2013 02:53 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie I have not heard of moisture guard carpet pads before, is this a new product in carpet pads?

Feb 05, 2013 03:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

I think this is a wonderful product.  Thank you for bringing it to our attention. A

Feb 05, 2013 05:21 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
Debbie, This would be worth the extra cost for a basement or Florida room. Anything to keep mold and mildew at bay is worth it..
Feb 05, 2013 12:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Debbie - I always learn a great deal from reading your blogs.  I can imagine a carpet pad with a moisture barrier would be valuable in a number of damp environments.

Feb 08, 2013 06:18 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Myrl - Thank you so much.

Feb 08, 2013 06:58 AM