You need to determine the level of foot
traffic in your home so you know what grade you need to buy. Take
my free Carpet
Foot Traffic Test
to find out!
How Much Does Carpet Cost?
You need have a basic idea about how much
you could potentially spend on various grades of carpet. Check
out my Basic
Carpet Cost Guideline to learn more.
How Long Does Carpet Last?
You need to figure out how long you want
your carpet to last. This is totally up to you but the longer you want it to
last the more it will cost so be realistic. Some carpets are designed to last 3 years, some for 30. The price you
pay will be determined by the grade and quality you select. See my chart
about current Carpet
Carpet do I Need?
Most people don't have a clue how to measure for carpet. It is
important that you get an accurate measurement so you don't pay more than
you need to. Here is a quick way for you to get a close estimate of the
amount of carpet your need: How to Measure
for Carpet yourself.
Where Should I Buy Carpet?
I have spent countless hours searching for reputable
carpet dealers to place in my directory. Visit my Preferred
Carpet Dealer Directory
to see which carpet stores I prefer near you.
6. To sum it all up
consider all these factors:
Your Level of Foot
traffic (Light - Medium - Moderate - Heavy)
Take a good hard look at your level of
foot traffic to help determine the grade of carpet you need to buy and match it up
with the current prices for that grade of carpet and consider the number of years
it to last. Basic
Carpet Cost Guideline
When you take all this information into
consideration, then you take a good hard look at the reality of your
lifestyle, needs, goals and budget to come up with a good estimate as to what it
will cost you to buy the right grade of carpet.
You might need to adjust a few things a little
bit to make it all work. Most people are shocked at how much a good quality
carpet will cost. This means you might have to sacrifice longevity to keep the
carpet within your budget, or you may have to do half of the house now and do
the other half after you save a little more money. The absolute worst thing you can do is
to buy a carpet that cannot 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.