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Are moisture barrier carpet pads (Nike StepAhead) really noisy?

Posted by dukehoops02 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 17:50

Hi,

Just ordered new carpet + pad from the Home Depot and am wondering whether I made a mistake with my pad selection.

I ordered 70oz Softly 2 carpet (link: http://goo.gl/UrxaMC) and Nike StepAhead 8lb moisture barrier padding (link: http://goo.gl/1qiCMB). There are several reviews of the latter complaining of creaking noise coming from the pad - even a YouTube video demo'ing it (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_BL4uIbTMk). Other people say that the creaking is likely due to a thin carpet. (In which case I think I'd be in the clear)

Not sure which is the case. Does anyone have experience with the above carpet + pad combination? Any opinion on whether the StepAhead (and/or moisture barrier pads in general) cause cracking or squeaking noise?

Thank you,
-nikita


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RE: Are moisture barrier carpet pads (Nike StepAhead) really nois

I suggest you to purchase a little thick carpet with this type of pad. It makes noises because of thin carpet. If you will use thick carpet, it will set up good with this pad.


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RE: Are moisture barrier carpet pads (Nike StepAhead) really nois

I suggest you to purchase a little thick carpet with this type of pad. It makes noises because of thin carpet. If you will use thick carpet, it will set up good with this pad.


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RE: Are moisture barrier carpet pads (Nike StepAhead) really nois

I suggest you to purchase a little thick carpet with this type of pad. It makes noises because of thin carpet. If you will use thick carpet, it will set up good with this pad.


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RE: Are moisture barrier carpet pads (Nike StepAhead) really nois

In rare instances, rebond pad can squeak or creak. Rebond pad contains a variety of different types of granulated urethane foam - some firm and some soft. It can happen where a harder piece of foam is positioned vertically and rubs against the carpet backing or against the subfloor making the sound in the video. It is a very rare problem; the fix is to simply pull the offending tiny piece of plastic from the pad. This requires the carpet to be pulled up, which can be difficult to do after installation.

Crinkling is also rare and happens when the thicker moisture barrier film does not properly adhere to the cushion. In this case, the pad has to be removed and replaced with properly made cushion.


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