Cushion Noise

Cushion Noise

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Latex falling out of carpet backing

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Rebond cushion

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Hard recycled material in cushion

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The loose surface on cushion makes noise

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Tape noise

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Rebond cushion

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Cushion

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Hard spots in cushion

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Latex on cushion surface makes noise

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Tape noise

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What you need to know

Crackling, popping, and squeaking noises that can be heard while walking across a carpet installation is unusual and will occasionally generate a consumer claim. Carpet cushion is designed not only to provide comfort but also sound dampening insulation while walking on the carpet. Some of today’s cushions are also designed with double-sided moisture barriers that help keep spills from penetrating into the housing structure.

Most carpet noise complaints typically are described as Crackling noise, Squeaking noise, or Popping/sticky sounding noise.

Crackling noises in the carpet are caused when

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