I'm looking to replace the carpet in a living room that was left in a state of considerable filthiness by the previous owners of the house.
I went to a local carpet dealer who also does installation and when I we were discussing what I'd like to buy he told me the carpet price included installation and a 6 lb urethane foam. I told him I'd like a softer, heavier frothed foam pad. He told me I could do that, but I'd be wasting money.
Is he telling the truth? Do heavier weight carpet pads not make the carpet any softer?
If I'm looking for the plushest carpet, what plays a role in achieving this?