What side goes up on a carpet pad when installing?

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The shinier or smoother side goes up when installing carpet pad. This allows the carpet to slide across the pad while it is laid out and installed.

The carpet pad is unrolled to the maximum length but only just to the inside edge of the tackless strip. The pad is then stapled around the perimeter and along the seams if the carpet is being installed over a wood subfloor; the staples should be about 8 inches apart. If the carpet is being installed over a concrete subfloor, glue is used to attach the carpet pad to the subfloor. The seams of the carpet pad are taped with duct tape, carpet tape or another industrial-strength tape in order to keep the pad from shifting around after the carpet is installed.

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Depending on the type of pad you have, this will differ. Usually if it has a barrier, like a solid red or blue plastic attached, this side goes up. If there is netting of some sort,
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The smooth side goes up. It's so the carpet can slide on it and it has the reinforcement for when you have to staple it. It also should come off the roll that way.
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There are usually three or four grades of padding, and the more expensive grade
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If you want the most cushioning, you should put the side up that has the waffle pattern on it. Then make sure that you staple it every 6 inches so that it stays in place. Source:
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