Carpet Pad: Memory foam versus non-memory foam?

Is there really a difference between like an 8 or 10 pound foam carpet pad versus an 8 or 10 pound memory pad? I am confused after visiting some carpet stores in the area.
Input?
Thanks! Angie
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Angie,
I don't consider myself an expert but I have installed carpet and have all the tools. I've removed some old carpet which had a cheap type of plastic foam which left marks on the floor. Lowes/Home Depot sells two grades which I believe is different pounds. The difference is how soft the carpet will be underneath. I use the best/thickest and it works well but if I carpet a room that's not used very much I would use the lighter padding. Some here might disagree with me, but I would never accept the advice of a salesman getting paid on commission. I wanted to learn to do this myself so I found a DVD set on EBay that explained carpet installation in great detail. I then purchased the tools and did it myself. It can't be done without some special tools which by the way you can rent. Good luck.
Joey
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Thanks for your feedback Joey! We are now looking at the memory foam... very soft!
Angie
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