About   Sitemap

Carpet Professor, Carpetprofessor.com

Unbiased Carpet Buying Guide

Carpet    Pad    Installation    Free    Trusted Stores

©Alan Fletcher 30 Year Carpet Wrangler - Retired


Recommended Carpet Stores - Carpetprofessor.com







Recommended Carpet and Flooring Dealers

Nylon Carpet Cost 2022



How Much Is Nylon Carpet?

Nylon Carpet cost varies depending on what part of the country you live in... How difficult your project is... and the Style and Quality you select. 


Nylon is a synthetic fiber that outperforms all other fibers. 


Cold Hard Cash - Carpet ProfessorNylon is the most durable fiber. It wears exceptionally well, is very resilient, resists abrasion, resists stains and is easy to clean. 


Carpets made of nylon cost a bit more but retains its like-new appearance longer than any other fiber. 


Learn more about the Nylon Fiber



Nylon Carpet Cost vs. Longevity Chart

In a perfect world, the more you spend on new carpet, the higher the grade of carpet you will get and the more durable it will be. This is not always the case.


Many homeowners want a carpet that is super soft. Carpet manufacturers have answered that request with a line of softer nylon styles. 


These cost more but are not as durable or resilient as the standard nylon carpet styles.


But one thing is for sure... If you spend too-little on new carpet, the quality you end up with will be too low and your new carpet will wear out faster than you expect.  



Nylon Carpet Cost 2022


Minimum Nylon Carpet Prices

The prices shown below do not reflect how much it will cost to install your carpet or the cost for padding.


  • The First Chart shows the minimum cost for nylon carpet per square yard and square foot.

  • The Second Chart shows the approximate cost for 100 yards of Nylon Carpet (900 sf) and about what you might need to spend based upon these TWO FACTORS:


1. Your Level of Foot-Traffic 


2. How long you want your Carpet to Last 


   (Prices do not including padding & installation costs)

Nylon Carpet Cost and Longevity Charts





Best Carpet Choices


Obviously, spending just $15 per yard on new carpet won't buy you top quality carpet. 


However, if you have low foot traffic, you still can enjoy many years of use from an inexpensive nylon carpet, providing you take proper care of it. 


On the other hand, if you buy a high quality nylon carpet and don't take proper care of it, it will certainly wear out much faster.  


Proper carpet care and maintenance can greatly help extend your carpet's lifespan. Visit my free Carpet Care Guide to learn how to make sure your carpet lasts as long as possible.



Most homeowners experience some degree of "sticker shock" when they discover how much new carpet costs. Carpet prices are on the rise in 2022 due to inflation, transportation cost and supply chain issues.


You might need to save up more money before you purchase new carpet or perhaps you might consider completing your new carpet project in two or more stages. However, you shouldn't settle for a lower-grade of carpet that cannot handle your level of foot traffic!




Rebond Padding Cost



This Chart is for Standard Rebond Type Foam Carpet Pad Only, Not for Moisture Barrier, Memory Foam or Other Types of Padding. 


(Cash and Carry Prices Shown)


Rebond padding roll prices cash and carry 

(click on the image to view or print)



Cost vs. Longevity?


If you don't plan on being in your home forever you might not want to spend a fortune buying the highest quality carpet right now. 


Most folks plan on having their carpet last for about 7 to 12 years. After that, they plan on moving or changing the carpet for something different. 


If you have active children or teens or have pets that have frequent accidents then this must be taken into consideration. You just need to find that happy medium where your cost verses durability and  longevity makes sense to you. 





Kids and Pets Can Ruin Any Carpet


When our four children were little, they spilled everything on the family room carpet and it was very difficult to manage. Parents can't be expected to clean up spills right when they happen!


To combat this common parenting problem, I replaced our family room carpet every other year. 


I selected an inexpensive apartment-grade carpet to keep the costs down and installed a good-quality 1/2" 6-pound Rebond Padding. 


This saved us money because I didn't have to replace the pad every time I replaced the carpet and we didn't have to worry about the kids or pets ruining an expensive carpet. 


In the master bedroom we installed a better grade of carpet because we didn't allow the kids or pets to be in our bedroom unsupervised or while carrying food or drinks (No Sippy cups!) 



A great place to buy inexpensive carpet is at a local carpet warehouse that has rolls of carpet in-stock and displayed on the showroom floor. 


Local Carpet Warehouse With Rolls of Carpet In-Stock.You can also opt to buy carpet remnants from a local carpet store. 


These room sized rugs are sold at a fraction of their original price and are ready to load up and take home today. 


Learn How To Choose Carpet Remnants Wisely!




Best Carpet Fiber For Kids Bedrooms?


Polyester is cheaper than Nylon. Kids bedrooms do well with a low-cost Polyester (or P.E.T. Polyester) carpet. There are many styles and colors to choose from.


The Polyester fiber is super soft and is naturally stain resistant. Most common food stains clean up easily. 


The Polyester fiber is prone to matting and crushing of the pile, so selecting a style with a pile-height of 3/4" or less will help prevent that.



Best Padding For Kids Bedrooms?


A thinner padding works great for kids rooms, like a 3/8" thickness, 6-pound density Rebond type pad. This keeps the cost down and it will help the carpet tolerate more wear and tear. 



Best Carpet Styles and Colors For Kids Bedrooms?


Earth-toned, multi-colored plush or textured-plush style is most commonly used in kids bedrooms. It hides dirt, vacuums easily and is easy to spot clean. 


Avoid lighter colors and single color carpets. A darker color or a multi-colored carpet will yield the best results and help hide dirt. 


The key to having your carpet last as long as possible is to choose the right grade for your specific application and level of foot traffic. Then to care and maintain it according to the Carpet Manufacturer's Warranty guidelines.





Medium-Quality Residential Carpet 


Typical Carpet Cost: Range from $25 to $40+ per yard

  • Carpet Face Weight: 32 to 45 ounce

  • Carpet Fiber: 100% Nylon, Sorona PTT, Smartstrand

  • Common Styles: Plush, textured plush, sculptured, Berber, Cut Pile, Saxony

  • Typical Lifespan: 7 to 12 years

  • Carpet Specifications Explained



  • Cost: Ranges from $4.50 - $6.50 per square yard.

  • Pad Type: Rebond, synthetic fiber, wool, rubber Types of Padding

  • Pad Thickness: 3/8", 7/16", 1/2".

  • Pad Density: 6 - 8 pound density

  • Typical Lifespan: 10 to 15 years

  • Carpet Installation Cost


Learn more: Carpet Styles and Selection





High-Quality Residential Carpet 


Typical Carpet Cost: Range from $35 to $55+ per yard

  • Carpet Face Weight: 45 to 65 ounce

  • Carpet Fibers: 100% Nylon, Nylon BCF, Sorona, Triexta, Smartstrand, Tigressa Nylon, Bliss Nylon

  • Common Styles: Plush, Textured Plush, Sculptured, Frieze, Cut Pile, Saxony, Cut & Loop, Berber

  • Typical Lifespan: 15 to 20 years

  • Carpet Specifications Explained



  • Cost: Ranges from $5.50 - $8.50 per square yard. (.60 to .95 sf)

  • Pad Type: Rebond, synthetic fiber, rubber, wool, felt  Types of Padding

  • Pad Thickness: 3/8", 7/16", 1/2"

  • Pad Density: 8 to 10-pound density

  • Typical Lifespan: 15 to 20 years

  • Carpet Installation Cost




Learn more: 




Thanks For Visiting My Website!

Carpet Professor - carpetprofessor.com

My Recommended

Carpet Stores

I Only Recommend Local Carpet Dealers 

Who Provide Great Customer Service,

Quality Products and Qualified Installation.




Facebook  Twitter   Sitemap  Email

©2022 Alan Fletcher - All Rights Reserved.

All content is the opinion of the author.

Disclaimer  Privacy Policy