"Healthier Choice Green" A Hi-Density Frothed Micro Closed Cell
Characteristics: The micro cell construction allows each cell to act like
a tiny shock absorber. This gives outstanding resilience and support. This
pad will NOT bottom out. "Healthier Choice" pad is ideal for the heaviest
residential traffic, and can be used over radiant heated floors. In fact,
the R rating is so low (.66) that it takes less energy for warm air to pass
through the small cells of the padding. Therefore, floors get warm quickly,
and due to the "thermos" effect, stay warm.
This pad is also environmentally friendly. It has virtually no VOCs i.e.
styrene, formaldehyde or 4-PC. In order for carpet to receive the "green
label" from the indoor air quality testing program, a carpet cannot give off
more than 600 ug/cubic meter. Frothed foam pads, on average, only give of 35
ug (virtually undetectable). Its off gassing is 150% less than carpet. Also,
"Healthier Choice Green" frothed pad is treated so as to eliminate bacteria
growth. This means that if you have a pet spill, and you clean it up, the
residue will not breed more bacteria and begin to smell. This also applies
to foods like spilt milk etc. Furthermore, Frothed Foam Carpet Cushion will
not crumble, or disintegrate like rubber.
One thing I like about this pad is that it can be installed in a way to
give the homeowner a moisture barrier between the carpet and the flooring.
This keeps liquids (urine, milk, water, wine, soda pop etc.) from reaching
the floor and soaking into subfloor. Thus, the the floor does not begin to
smell like a litter box. "Healthier Choice Green" also has superior load
bearing capability. This means the carpet will not delaminate, will not
wrinkle, and will have outstanding appearance retention.
The following picture will give you a general idea of what this pad looks
like, but it is a low resolution image to keep loading time to a minimum.
This great pad will not be in every carpet dealer in the country as it is
expensive when compared to alternative pads. However, if you can't find it,
and you want the best, you can contact me, and I will send you a way to
contact either a dealer or the mill itself. This pad cost about 75 cents/sq
ft. in most major cities, and must be purchased in 20 sq yd rolls. (6 X 30