The technology of washing machines is advancing at a lightning pace. Just a few years ago a
washing machine was no more than a big metal box with a metal laundry tub and a timer on it (there may have been a few other electronic bits too). Overall, all the washer did was fill itself with water, spin a bit, drain, rinse and spin dry. It had little to no care in the world for what you were trying to wash, how balanced your load was or for how you managed to get a spaghetti stain on your sock. These days your washing machine likely has more computer processing power than the Apollo lunar lander did. Washers have digital displays that make George Lucas's original Star Wars series look a bit ancient and you washer now knows exactly how heavy, balanced and dirty your clothes are at all times. Kenmore has even introduced a new feature called Kenmore Connect where their washers can communicate their exact mechanical problems with technicians using your cell phone.
Samsung washers now include their outstanding Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) where a series of large ball bearings spin counter to the off-balanced load of clothing to reduce vibration. LG TrueBalance anti-vibration system takes advantage of direct drive motors and counter balance weights to make their washers suitable for installation anywhere including on the second floor. GE washers use ultra complex suspension systems that rival the suspension in modern luxury cars.
Despite the rapid advances in washing machine technology, most washer pads have not kept pace. Just walk into any Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears or Best Buy and you will find average, hard, neoprene rubber washer pads. These simple pads are really glorified paper weights. If you put them under your washing machine chances are that all you will gain is an inch of height on the washer. Compare any washer pad to Silent Feet anti-vibration pads and the difference is clear. Instead of cheap Chinese neoprene, Silent Feet use ultra high tech Sorbothane urethane. Sorbothane's unique carbon urethane properties actually convert vibration energy into heat effectively absorbing it before it can become annoying noise and vibration. Anti-Walk Silent Feet washer pads use the same Sorbothane rubber but also lock your washer and dryer in place preventing walking and unwanted movement. Don't settle for cheap off the shelf washer pads, buy high quality, American made, Silent Feet washer pads to compliment your high tech front-loading washing machine.