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Standard Backing, Carpet Underlay, and Mass Backing - What's the difference?


Mass Backing vs. Carpet Underlay

There's a difference in quality and sound deadening levels you have to consider for your vehicle's needs. While Poly Back carpet is a more economical option, mass-backing will give you a quieter, cooler cabin and a more luxurious feel underfoot.


Classic Industries Carpet Guide

Installing new carpet in your American muscle car or truck is a fantastic way to lay the groundwork for transforming your vehicle's interior. Classic Industries employs a Good-Better-Best strategy for carpet options, so that finding the perfect carpet for your ride is a breeze.

Good:  Standard Backed Carpet

Standard backed carpet features a poly backing, with poly standing for polyethylene, a thin plastic material measuring 1/16". This material is bonded to the carpet as well as the jute padding beneath to provide optimum comfort. The standard backed carpet is not only the most cost-effective solution for your vehicle, but it also offers greater flexibility compared to mass backed carpet. 

Better:  Standard Backed Carpet with Underlay

Underlay is specifically designed to provide extra cushioning and breathability while also ensuring that the carpet remains protected from moisture, rot, and unpleasant odors. In addition, underlay helps to further insulate the interior, reducing heat/cold and road noise when installed with standard backed carpet.

Best:  Mass Backed Carpet

Crafted through the fusion of a material known as Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), typically 45ml thick, with a vehicle's molded carpet, this option offers a thicker and heavier composition. It not only excels in reducing road noise but also provides superior insulation against heat, cold, and external elements. The result is a heightened level of comfort for the occupants of the vehicle.


For more information on these three options, read our blog article, "Choosing the Perfect Carpet for Your Muscle Car: Good, Better, or Best"


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