Berber Pad

Only some berber carpets require special padding. If your carpet dealer normally sells a light weight pad as his regular padding, then you WILL need a special pad. The general rule is the bigger the loop in the berber the firmer the padding should be. Also, as noted above, rebonds under 8lb density  should be avoided under berber carpets. Today many carpets contain loops, and are not called “berber”, but rather patterned carpets.  The same rules apply.  Pattern carpets require firm pads.