How much does carpet cost? Discounts, Padding, and Quality

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If you are planning a remodel for your home or creating an addition to your home, you may be wondering how much does carpet cost? The answer really depends on the type of carpet you choose as well as other factors such as sales on the carpet and whether or not you choose to install the carpet yourself. It is important to consider all of these factors before you simply choose the cheapest carpet. Installation costs can also increase the initial purchase price of the carpet, and you should look for a good installation warranty in case there are problems with the seams in the future.

The cost of the padding

how much does carpet costOne of the variables in the cost of carpeting that many people fail to consider is the type of padding they use underneath the carpet. There are special pads that are mold resistant and are designed to be applied to concrete floors. You can also choose your padding thickness, and generally the thicker the padding you choose, the more it will cost to have the carpet installed. In some floors, you may maybe able to get by with a very thin pad, such as in an office or living room of your home, but if you are installing the carpet over concrete in your home, you may want to pay for a thicker padding to make the floor softer and warmer.

Type and quality of carpet

The different weaves of carpet come with different price tags attached. There are four basic quality types. The type you would put in an apartment for renters can range from $5.00 to $10.00 a yard. The type that builders put into new homes is generally $8.00 to $15.00 a yard. There are two types of residential quality carpet. The kind that will last about ten years is $15.00 to $22.00 a yard, while the kind that will last longer that can cost between $25.00 to $45.00 a yard. The carpet or fiber weight will also influence the price, with heavier weight carpet costing more than lighter weigh carpet. However, a heavier weight will often wear better and feels nicer than a lighter weight carpet.

Finding discounts on carpet

You may be able to find deals on carpet by purchasing the ends of the rolls or waiting until they are running a sale at the store. Some carpet wholesalers offer discounts depending on the volume of carpet you buy. You can watch for sales in most cases. Some stores may offer free installation, which you may want to take advantage of. Just be sure that you really are saving money, since they are rolling the cost of installation into the price of the carpet they sell you.