Will this pad ever stop outgassing?
Someone gave us a big piece of carpet and pad for our temporary housing. The trouble is, the pad has a horrible chemical-ish outgassing smell! Even after sitting on the porch for several days, it still smells. I don't want to put it under the carpet and be getting sick from the smell. Does anyone know if this is ever likely to stop outgassing? The pad isn't new, and I'm afraid this may be the smell of deterioration. Should we throw it out and buy new pad?
This is a link to an image of the pad. I think it's polyurethane. The black side almost looks as if the foam were spray-painted, though I can't imagine why anyone would have done that. The purple side (and it is purple, not blue) is smooth.