a Heavy Foot-Traffic applications you must buy a higher grade of carpet than
if you have a low foot-traffic application.
Higher grades of carpet are made with
better materials and have the ability to tolerate more wear and tear. But the
more durable a carpet is, the more it's going to cost.
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 years. Again, the
higher the quality the longer your new carpet is going to last, and the more
it's going to cost you.
have created a quick and easy way for you to determine the basic Level of Foot
Traffic in your
answering a few simple questions. First, take my free Carpet Foot Traffic Test.
use my Carpet & Pad Price
Chart, 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 a Carpet that is designed meet your needs and
For example, if you have MED
Foot Traffic and you want your carpet to Last
10 Years you can expect to pay about $25 per yard for the right grade or
quality of carpet.
(providing you buy from a reputable carpet dealer)
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 Pricing Chart is designed to help you understand the current
cost for carpet and 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 darn 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, but a poorly made carpet
will begin to mat down and "ugly-out" before long.
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.
Do you like
what you've learned so far? Good. Now that you have a basic understanding of
the approximate carpet and pad costs involved, half of the battle is over.
Good quality carpet is very expensive and "you get what you pay for"
as long as you Buy From a Reputable
Buying Sticker Shock
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
dealer. Read about Common Consumer Carpet
to make super smart Carpet choices and save hundreds too? I can help you make wise
choices every step of the way, all for free! The next thing you
need to do is to learn what makes one carpet better than another. Learn More
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.