and Pad Pricing Chart - How Much
Does New Carpet Cost?
Alan Fletcher- 30-Year Carpet Veteran and Consumer Advocate
Much Does Carpet Cost?
How much should
you spend on New Carpet? It
depends on how much foot traffic you have and how long you want your new
carpet to last.
Level of Carpet Foot
a Heavy Foot Traffic applications you must buy a higher grade of carpet than
if you have a low or medium traffic application. Higher grades of carpet are made with
better materials and are designed to tolerate more wear and tear. But the
more durable the carpet is... The more it's going to cost you!
you want your carpet to last 20 years, you will need to buy a higher quality
carpet than if you only want your new carpet to last just 5 or 10 years. Again, the
higher the quality the longer your new carpet is going to last, and the more
it's going to cost you.
more about: How
To Care For Your New Carpet
have created a quick and easy way to help you to determine the Level of Foot
Traffic in Your Home by
answering a few simple questions...
take my free Carpet Foot Traffic Test
, then answer these questions;
is Your Level of Foot Traffic?
Long Do You Want Your Carpet to Last?
Carpet and Pad Pricing Charts
use my Carpet & Pad Price Chart below, simply cross reference your Level of Foot
Traffic with the Number of Years you want
your New Carpet to Last. The corresponding number you find is the approximate
COST for Carpet & Padding that is designed meet your needs and
goals. For example, if you have MEDIUM
Foot Traffic and you want your carpet to Last
10 Years you should expect to pay about $25 per yard for the right grade or
quality of carpet. (providing you buy from a reputable carpet dealer)
Carpet with Pad Pricing Chart #1
Prices shown are Per Square Yard)
||$45 Sq yd.
Carpet with Pad Pricing Chart #2
shown below are by the Square
|Last 5 YRS
|Last 10 YRS
|Last 15 YRS
|Last 20 YRS
||$5.00 sq .ft
Carpet dealers use the Square Foot pricing and some use the Square
Yard pricing system. Divide
the square yard price by 9 to get the square foot price, or multiply the
square foot price by 9 to get the square yard price.)
Carpet & Pad Pricing Charts are designed to help you understand the current
cost for new carpet with basic pad based on it's quality level. Now you need to learn exactly what
grade, type and style of carpet you need to
buy and how to be sure you get a fair & square deal. It's absolutely critical that
you buy from a REPUTABLE Carpet Dealer so be sure to check out my List
of Preferred Carpet Dealers.
the Right Carpet is not as easy as most homeowners think. There are literally thousands
of styles, grades and quality levels to choose from. The trick is knowing
how to choose the right grade of carpet that is capable of handling your level of foot traffic for the
length of time you desire.
new carpet will look great for the first few months after it is installed in
your home, but a poorly made or
will begin to mat down and "ugly-out" very quickly, often within a
year or two.
the Right Carpet for YOU
new Carpet today is not as simple as it was
10 or 20 years ago. Not only have prices doubled but there are a lot of new
variables to consider. It's easy
to make a costly mistake and end up with a carpet that doesn't last, and you should never allow any carpet salesperson to make your carpet choices for you. It's
YOUR job to determine your own special needs, goals and budget.
Cost vs. Carpet Quality
you know what your level of foot traffic in your home is, then selecting
the right carpet should be easy right? Nope! That's why so many homeowners end up buying the wrong carpet and
are unhappy with
their purchase. It's difficult to tell
which carpets are good quality and which ones are poorly made. You can't make
your choice based solely on price, appearance or feel alone. You have to
take the time to learn what makes one carpet better than another.
Carpet Padding - Avoid Pad Scams
be duped into paying more for a specialty padding that you don't need! You
must select the correct Carpet Padding if you want your new carpet to last as
long as possible. Here's several links to my articles about choosing the
correct carpet padding.
wary about salespeople who try to convince you to purchase special types
padding for pets, moisture barrier, odor eating and extended warranty padding.
Learn about carpet padding prices and the cost for padding upgrades. Read my
full report about Specialty Pads.
Now that you have a basic understanding of
the approximate carpet and pad costs involved, half of the battle is over. Make
sure you buy from a Reputable
Carpet Dealer. See who I recommend near you.
Prepared for Carpet
homeowners experience some degree of "sticker shock" when they
discover how much new carpet is going to cost. Unless you have unlimited
funds, you might need to save up some more money before you buy new carpet or
perhaps do could your new carpet project in stages.
The main thing is not to
settle for a lower grade of carpet that can't handle your level of foot
traffic. That would surely make you unhappy. Read what has happened to other
homeowners who made poor carpet choices or bought from the wrong carpet
Read about Common Consumer Carpet
to make smart Carpet choices and save hundreds? let me help you make wise
choices every step of the way. The next thing you
need to do is to learn what makes one carpet better than another. Carpet Cost Comparison
Grade of Carpet Should I Select? Take my free Carpet Foot-Traffic Test to
see what grade of carpet you need to buy to meet your needs and goals!
getting harder everyday to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer! That's
why I have been putting together my own special hand-picked list of Carpet
Dealers who are locally owned, give free estimates, offer fair prices, have
knowledgeable staff, provide honest measuring and hire qualified installers. See
who I recommend near you!
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