How Much Does Carpet Padding Cost?

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Carpet padding, the pad installed under the carpet before it is installed, can come in many types such as a waffle rubber, foam, rebond, slab rubber, fiber and Berber.  Some companies may charge you an additional fee for the carpet padding or may charge you an upgrade fee if you don’t like the padding they throw in for free.

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How much are typical carpet padding prices?

TypePrice Range (per square foot WITHOUT installation)
FoamUsually free with purchase. If purchased separate, less than $0.15 per square foot.
Prime Urethane Foam$0.60 to $0.75
Rebond$0.40 to $0.50
Specialized$0.75 to $1
Waffle$0.40 to $0.50
Wool or Fiber:$0.60 to $0.75
ThicknessCost (per square foot)
9.12$1 to $1.15 for a STAINMASTER
11$0.35 to $0.55 for synthetic
11.43mm$0.70 to $0.90 for STAINMASTER rebond
12.7mm$0.70 to $1.10 for Rebond or Foam

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