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StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. Thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad with SpillSafe Moisture Barrier

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Covers 270 sq. ft.
$249.00 /roll
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StepAhead with Nike Grind is a high performance carpet pad with the deluxe SpillSafe moisture barrier. Made with Nike Grind pure manufacturing foam scrap, StepAhead is the premium carpet pad choice for both ultimate comfort and the environment. Exclusive to The Home Depot.
  • Made from 90% premium recycled materials; 100% recyclable after use
  • SpillSafe moisture barrier prevents spills from soaking through to subfloor; perfect for homes with kids and pets.
  • Can install over concrete, vinyl, tile, and wood subfloors; suitable for all carpet types.
  • CRI Green Label Plus approved for low VOC emissions; Sound Rating STC 52, IIC 73
  • Meets FHA Class II specifications for heavy traffic
  • Reduces noise transmission for a quieter home and serves as a good thermal insulation
  • Qualifies for LEED building points
  • Made in the USA
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Product Thickness (in.)0.50.4370.43750.433
Pad/Gripper FeaturesNo additional featuresAntimicrobial,Memory Foam,Moisture BarrierMoisture BarrierAntimicrobial,Cushioned,Moisture Barrier,Soundproofing
Commercial/ResidentialCommercial,ResidentialResidentialCommercial,ResidentialCommercial,Residential
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Square Feet per Unit270270270360
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Density (lbs)8883
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Length (in.)
540
Product Thickness (in.)
0.4375
Product Width (in.)
72

Details

Carpet Pad Material
Recycled Foam
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Commercial/Residential
Commercial,Residential
Density (lbs)
8
Flooring Product Type
Carpet Padding/Gripper
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Installs Over Subfloor
Concrete,Tile,Vinyl,Wood
Insulation R-Value
1.7
Moisture Barrier
Yes
Pad/Gripper Features
Moisture Barrier
Padding Application
Carpet Pad
Recycled Materials (%)
90
Returnable
90-Day
Square Feet per Unit
270

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CRI Green Label Plus Certified

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Excellent quality foam for wall to wall carpeting. Very large roll. It is compressed and pieced...
Excellent quality foam for wall to wall carpeting. Very large roll. It is compressed and pieced together. It's not as wide as can be, but it will serve its purpose for smaller rooms. I initially thought this was for a different purpose. But, upon receiving it, it is clearly for wall to wall carpeting. I presume that it can be used for other purposes as well, where you may need a moisture barrier.
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I would recommend this product however I have noticed that there is a crackling noise just like s...
I would recommend this product however I have noticed that there is a crackling noise just like some of the other reviews say. However so far I’ve only put it under one of my 5 x 7 area rug in my living room. once I got my area rug over the top I didn’t really hear the crackling noise too much. however I do have a 100-year-old house with wood floors, so they crackle anyway. it cut very easy but it does rip easy if tugged on. And yes, it’s very heavy to move around.
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Pretty simple on the installation. We were originally going to put carpet down on top of the wood...
Pretty simple on the installation. We were originally going to put carpet down on top of the wood floors but that would mean the doors would have hit the carpet. If you plan on putting over wood, you will most likely have to take it up first. Instead, we decided to pit the padding down under some area rugs to make it more comfortable to walk on. You can see in the picture it is barely noticeable on a larger rug.
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This padding is very comfortable to walk on. Even tho the padding does not come with installation...
This padding is very comfortable to walk on. Even tho the padding does not come with installation instructions, it us very easy to install. If you are replacing carpet padding then all you need to do is pull up the old padding and put down this padding in its place and install your carpet. If you are putting brand new carpet in a Room that did not have carpet impacting before, Then you will need to lay your tack strips down along the edge of the wall and then layout your padding. This padding is very comfy on your feet. I love the fact it has a moisture barrier, as I have 2 dogs and a toddler.
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Super thick carpet pad gives such a luxurious feeling to your carpet. This will protect my bad ba...
Super thick carpet pad gives such a luxurious feeling to your carpet. This will protect my bad back from fatigue and pain from standing on a minimally cushioned surface. The top of the pad has a robust moisture barrier, so the pad won't get wet and mildew when a spill seeps through your carpet. Great for pet accidents and drink spills. Healthy, as well as comfortable, choice.
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My install of this future foam carpet padding is a bit unconventional. I am using it as padding ...
My install of this future foam carpet padding is a bit unconventional. I am using it as padding and sound insulation on the floor of my vehicle. It is purported to have decent sound deadening properties, so I am giving it a go. The padding cuts somewhat easily with scissors. I did encounter some of the "hard bits" that other reviewers had mentioned, but there did not seem to be very many. It was not an issue for me. I have had the padding on the floorboard of my car for several days now, as I step on it and kneel on it while doing other things to the interior of the car. It is holding up well, shows no signs of damage or wear. The pattern on the padding makes for a good reference for cutting. All in all, this seems like a good product. If the sound insulating properties are decent, I will be very happy
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Response from FutureFoamSupportJan 5, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. Keep in mind, this product is not designed to be installed in the manner of which you used the product. The product is designed for installation under carpet in a home. FutureFoam
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First off, this roll of padding is REALLY HEAVY so make sure you have help moving the roll! This...
First off, this roll of padding is REALLY HEAVY so make sure you have help moving the roll! This pad is really high quality! I added an additional 300 square feet on to the back of my house and extended my master bedroom an additional 10 ft which made my bedroom 12x19. This pad (when bought by the roll) is 6'x45' for a total of 270 square feet which was enough to fill my room along with a little to spare! The spillsafe moisture barrier is a great feature to keep liquids from soaking through the padding and it provides ample insulation to keep the floor warmer in the winter! It's the only room in my house that will need carpet (I'm still waiting for the carpet to arrive) because I like to walk on a warm floor when I get out of bed on cold winter months! This 8lb density, 7/16" thickness makes the floor feel really soft and warm! This padding is made of 90% premium recycled materials and you can install over concrete, vinyl, tile and wood subfloors. It's also MADE IN THE USA which is a huge plus! A high quality pad will also make a lower quality carpet or rug feel far more comfortable! This pad is certified for high traffic so I'm expecting it to last for a long time without wearing down. In the past, I would just purchase an average padding and now I know what I've been missing! This pad makes all the difference!
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The Future Foam StepAhead 7/16” Thick 8 lb. Carpet Pad adds cushion and softness under my area ru...
The Future Foam StepAhead 7/16” Thick 8 lb. Carpet Pad adds cushion and softness under my area rugs. My flooring is set over concrete and the rug pads that I had for my area rugs didn’t add any comfort, but this padding changes it all. “Your carpeting is only as good as your padding” is what my dad (a retired carpet store owner) always said. I found that the pad cut easily with scissors and the seams hold together neatly with heavy duct tape. I especially like the moisture barrier to protect my floors from spills and grandchildren’s visits. The Future Foam padding is durable and we are more than pleased with its performance.
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Best carpet pad I’ve ever used. The most important part to any good carpet or rug lays in the qua...
Best carpet pad I’ve ever used. The most important part to any good carpet or rug lays in the quality of the pad. Most people want to cheap out on that part to save money and l’m telling you don’t do it. We don’t have any carpet in our house but rugs are another thing we have so many rugs and runners and we have carpet padding on every one we have. We have a new puppy also as well and we all know they can be fun to potty train so we had to buy a new rug and with a new rug for us comes new pad and holly cow this pad is thick and soft the Nike grind is a game changer. Also this pad is water proof so spills and dog pee will not go thru to the floor. We have had the padding only down for a day and with our thin rug it makes all the difference. We could not keep our puppy and 6 year old off it and my son keep saying how soft it was. Summery buy this padding for you next project and you will understand and not regret the purchase.
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This carpet padding comes in a roll that is 6 feet wide, 45 feet long and covers 270 square feet....
This carpet padding comes in a roll that is 6 feet wide, 45 feet long and covers 270 square feet. It has a moisture barrier which keeps any spills from above from being absorbed by the padding and retaining the moisture. I am using it under some area rugs to give a little cushion under foot. My only concern is the multicolor pad will possibly bleed out and stain the floor. I think I might exchange this for a foam product to prevent that from happening. Overall it is very dense and has definitely improved the feel under the rugs.
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Response from FutureFoamSupportDec 22, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. The multicolor foams within the product will not bleed through and will not stain the floor. This rebond style product is the number one type of pad in the industry and manufactured utilizing variety of different foam types bonded together to meet appropriate densities. FutureFoam
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As we have mostly hardwood floors and area rugs I wanted some extra padding for comfort. This pa...
As we have mostly hardwood floors and area rugs I wanted some extra padding for comfort. This padding is excellent and added a nice almost 1/2" of padding under the rugs. It really is amazing what a nice different comfortable feel there is to walking on our rugs now, especially when barefoot! The padding comes in a 6' wide roll and cuts easily with a scissor. Although it's technically for under "wall to wall" carpet it works great for my need.
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We used this type padding before and needed more. This padding has a 7/16 inch thickness and feel...
We used this type padding before and needed more. This padding has a 7/16 inch thickness and feels okay under foot, not as good as the ½ inch we previously used. It improves the comfort considerably compared to a non-padded area rug. We have many area rugs throughout the house, and getting a roll was the most logical. The double-sided moisture barrier is one of the main reasons we selected it. This will be used mostly in the basement. The R value of 1.7 is small but along with the rugs will add to keeping our feet warmer. It also has 8 lb density so we expect average support. Although it does not seem as cushiony. Installation is simple, I just cut and placed under the desired rug. I cut the padding with a pair of scissors. The roll is 45 foot by 6 foot wide for 270 sq feet. This very heavy and finding room to open the package was not easy. Just unrolled what I needed and cut after careful measuring. Most of our area rugs are less than 6 foot on at least one side so easy to cut single sections. For size I cut about ¾ of an inch from the edges so the rug holds it down and there is minimal bump to reduce tripping. The thickness is okay for our area rugs which are heavy The padding is foam and it does compress a lot. It seems to work good to us. Big plus is the spill protection with grandchildren and we really like it being made from 90% recycled materials.
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This FUTURE FOAM StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. Thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad ...
This FUTURE FOAM StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. Thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad with SpillSafe Moisture Barrier seems to be a very nice durable pad. I tried a few carpet samples on the pad to feel what they felt like and all the samples felt great. The cheaper carpet even felt expensive under foot. The pad has a nice feel under foot without feeling like it was bottoming out. That's what I want for over this concrete slab. I poured some water on the printed side (The side that faces up) and it just pooled without soaking in. It will tear, so be careful pulling it into place. You should try it with a carpet sample on top compared to another 8lb pad and see for yourself before you buy. I don't see how anyone would be disappointed with this pad.
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The future foam has recycled materials. The foam feels very high quality. I used this to make a...
The future foam has recycled materials. The foam feels very high quality. I used this to make a small pad for my office to stand on to reduce foot fatigue. Works well so far. I do not recommend a cutter to cut this as it makes the cuts ridged. I used a scissors to make the cuts. Works a lot better but make sure you use something sharp. I used 100 square feet to use for my work out area. Oisture barrier works great as I sweat a lot.
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This rug pad is very cushioning and I really like the moisture barrier it has. The photos I have ...
This rug pad is very cushioning and I really like the moisture barrier it has. The photos I have of it really do not do it justice. It's very easy to cut and install and is a densely made carpet pad. I cannot speak to how it will hold up over time but it is very well made and quite heavy. The area I put it into is a small part of a room and it is so easy to cut to the size you need. I believe this pad will be around for quite a few years and protect the underlying floor very well.
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Wow! I was surprised at how soft and cushioned my feet felt on this carpet pad. This exceeded all...
Wow! I was surprised at how soft and cushioned my feet felt on this carpet pad. This exceeded all expectations of the moisture barrier on this padding. Liquids spilled on it did not penetrate though the padding to the bare floor. It is so easy to cut this padding with a pair of scissors. This isn't your regular thin carpet padding, it feels so soft on hard floors and the padding under the thinnest carpet makes it feel plush.Carpet double sided tape can be used on this padding, but I didn't even need it.
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StepAhead with Nike Grind is a high performance carpet pad with the deluxe SpillSafe moisture barrier. Made with Nike Grind pure manufacturing foam scrap, StepAhead is touted as the premium carpet pad choice for both ultimate comfort and the environment. I didn't realize the roll was going to be so big, it weighs more than 70 pounds when delivered. I ordered this to use under some rug runners that I have in my house and workshop. Standing on the workshop runner for many hours is very tiring. Since I knew that I need a long thin pad I decided to cut the whole roll to the get the desired width. I was able to do this using a very sharp machete. I then cut the pad(s) to length using scissors, which worked much better than a utility knife, and installed under my rugs. I thought that I would need more than one layer to give me the soft floor I was looking for in the shop. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I only needed one layer to have an outstanding surface. I am now in the process of cutting pads to go under several other area rugs in the house, with a good rug and this pad it is like walking on air! The moisture barrier is very good and the pad is easily held in place with double sided tape. I have some friends that are building a new home and I am going to recommend that they consider this for their house.
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This padding is a true 7/16 in. thickness and was easy to install. The FUTURE FOAM StepAhead with...
This padding is a true 7/16 in. thickness and was easy to install. The FUTURE FOAM StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad with SpillSafe Moisture Barrier is thick and dense and is of Superior quality. I am using this padding material in my newly built band room strictly to absorb the sound of live music. It has made a significant difference and I am so pleased. Using this heavy duty padding has saved me a lot of money considering the sound-proofing material sold in music stores is very expensive. I am very happy with the results and the affordability of this very thick padding and will be buying another roll or two to finish the project.
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Comfortable. Easy to Install. Non-Slip. SpillSafe Protecting. Selected to use under area rug on h...
Comfortable. Easy to Install. Non-Slip. SpillSafe Protecting. Selected to use under area rug on hardwood for moisture barrier and non-slip cushioning. Highly satisfied. Thin and yet quite firm for exactly the slight yet soft cushioned feel. Tight foam and moisture barrier are easy to cut with sharp scissors with very little mess. Performed two water tests on moisture barrier. Poured cup of water on large piece and waited for two hours before newspaper under pad showed signs of dampness and foam had slight damp feel. On two little sections of padding, tablespoon of water soaked into foam but didn’t penetrate the moisture barrier at all for the twenty minute test. Impressive ‘SpillSafe’ feature will prevent hardwood floor damage due to liquid penetrating rug and pad barrier allowing plenty of time to clean spill. A great product that performs very well. Highly satisfied and recommend StepAhead with Nike Grind Carpet Pad. Also like pad is Made in USA, is 90% premium recycled materials and 100% recyclable after use.
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This carpet padding is a high grade product with much better density than most padding. Add in t...
This carpet padding is a high grade product with much better density than most padding. Add in that it has the moisture barrier, and this is an exceptional product for people who entertain or have children and pets. Each roll is 6 feet wide, and 45 feet long, covering 270 square feet. One roll weighs in at 80 pounds For a long lasting carpet pad that will retain its cushioning properties, this will serve you well.
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This Future Foam Stepahead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16" thick carpet pad is very well made...
This Future Foam Stepahead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16" thick carpet pad is very well made. I cut this pad to use this 8lb density carpet pad for an area rug. So, if there is an spill accident, I can easily clean the carpet and the pad and am assured it has not gone through to the bare floor underneath. Using the pad under the area rug provides a very nice soft feel when walking on the rug and will help the rug from being worn.
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This pad was really easy to put down. It cuts clean and easy assuming you have a fresh blade (pla...
This pad was really easy to put down. It cuts clean and easy assuming you have a fresh blade (plastic and foam does dull quick though so I recommend not using quality blades; just snap-offs). The plastic keeps it straight and gives the pad more durability. I would bet this pad lasts a bit longer in the end; I did a spill-test on a scrap piece and let water sit there all day long. Checking the other side it seems like nothing absorbed; needless to say if you spill it on a joint it certainly will. Perhaps there is sealant tape available for that very purpose. It's not that affordable but for what it is its pretty revolutionary and if you have very expensive carpet it'll help the moisture evaporate faster since it has nowhere to go and prevent deterioration.
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The StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. Thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad is a very nic...
The StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. Thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad is a very nice product. I like the fact the product is made from recycled materials and is recyclable itself. The pad feels dense and once installed provides a great feel - it is stiff enough to feel like it will last - but soft enough to have a pleasant cushion feel underfoot. I also like the moisture barrier- this made it seem perfect to install over my basement concrete floor under carpet.
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This carpet pad is good appearance as I get the delivery. I am replacing my old carpet from my At...
This carpet pad is good appearance as I get the delivery. I am replacing my old carpet from my Attic and during removing the old carper, I found lost of moisture content which is a concern for me. This pad as declared as moisture barrier, so this will be perfect for my Attic. The thickness density and weight are noticeable. I believe it will act as a sound barrier also. This is a good pad.
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FUTURE FOAM StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. Thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad with ...
FUTURE FOAM StepAhead with Nike Grind Premium Green 7/16 in. Thick 8 lb. Density Carpet Pad with SpillSafe Moisture Barrier It is so true, if you want your new carpet to last for years then use a good padding underneath it. I not only love that this padding has a barrier to keep moisture from soaking down into it, which prevents odors in your home down the road, but I absolutely LOVE how great it feels to walk on!! It has a wonderful cushion to it. It's especially nice when I'm on the floor exercising or watching TV. I love this padding so much that this is the second home I've installed it in! Worth every penny. My carpet feels amazing. It does not have that sink in feel like memory foam but I didn't want that. Memory foam breaks down over a short period of times, to soft and not durable enough for a long life carpet. I love it, do your-self a favor and get this.
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FUTURE FOAM STEPAHEAD WITH NIKE GRIND PREMIUM GREEN 7/16 IN. THICK 8 LB. DENSITY CARPET PAD WITH ...
FUTURE FOAM STEPAHEAD WITH NIKE GRIND PREMIUM GREEN 7/16 IN. THICK 8 LB. DENSITY CARPET PAD WITH SPILLSAFE MOISTURE BARRIER is similar to most of the foam carpet pads. And these kind of foam pads have a little "shedding" while cutting and adjusting unlike the more costlier ones, which is fine. This pad is comfortable, looks durable and i recommend it.
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I must admit I didn't realize the roll was going to be so big! I wanted to try and see how good t...
I must admit I didn't realize the roll was going to be so big! I wanted to try and see how good the pad would be as a test before we go ahead and install in our 1200 sq basement. So, I put it in my new to me garden shed, for standing room where I am l be putting in shelving. It is wonderful under you feet. Spongy and actually feels as if you could stand for hours. It came plastic wrapped so we were able to unwrap and cut what we needed and re wrap and tape together so the mice don't get in. I really like this product and will definitely be using it in our basement.
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The Future Foam step ahead with Nike Premium Green 7/16in. thick 8lb. Density carpet with Spill S...
The Future Foam step ahead with Nike Premium Green 7/16in. thick 8lb. Density carpet with Spill Safe moisture barrier is a quality carpet pad. I am planning to install carpet in my bedroom this fall and I want everything ready to go on time. The carpet pad is made from 90% premium recycled materials that are 100% recyclable after use. I like the feel of the carpet pad and it should help with noise transmission too. Very happy with this product.
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My review of "Future foam Stepahead padding". First let me say this is a must for anyone with kids or pets. If you value your wood floors, which I do you need this product. Have you ever moved an area rug and found that moisture has gotten through to your floor? It's not something you will ever have to deal with again. The water actually beads up and doesn't penetrate. It's also very cushiony! Make sure you have a sharp razor knife before cutting to size. Also be aware that you do not need to tape this padding to your floor, but you will need to use carpet tape to adhere it to the area rug or it will slide.
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First positive thing is this is US made. Second plus it they used @90% recycled materials. Third ...
First positive thing is this is US made. Second plus it they used @90% recycled materials. Third you can use it on any type flooring. I have hardwood floors in my house and my wife uses area rugs throughout the house. One of our old bedrooms is now equipped with as exercise bike so I knew I would start with that area rug. Measured from the roll and cut very easily to fit under the rug. Comfortable to walk on and cushions under my exercise equipment. Now to measure and cut for the four other area rugs throughout the house.
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