After 30+ years in the business, I'm sharing my knowledge and experience with homeowners who want to choose wisely, avoid scams and get qualified installs from a reputable dealer.
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Carpet Cost & Pricing Chart
You Get What You Pay For... Higher grades of Carpet are made with better materials and have the ability to tolerate more wear and tear. The more durable a Carpet is, the more it's going to cost you.
Understanding carpet construction is important if you want to make sure you end up with a carpet that lasts as long as you desire. Learn more about Carpet Specifications
Carpet Durability and Life Span
If 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.
I have created a quick and easy way for you to determine the basic Level of Foot Traffic in your home by answering a few simple questions. First, take my free Carpet Foot Traffic Test.
Take my Free Carpet Foot-Traffic Test
What is Your Level of Foot-Traffic?
How Long Do You Want Your New Carpet to Last?
To use my Carpet & Pad Price Chart, 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 a Carpet that is designed meet your needs and goals.
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)
Learn more about Cost of Carpet Padding
Estimated prices do not include the cost for pad and installation.
Alan's Carpet Price Chart 1
(Estimated Prices shown are Per Square Yard)
Alan's Carpet Price Chart 2
(Estimated Prices shown below are by the Square Foot)
This Carpet Pricing Chart is designed to help you understand the current typical cost for new carpet 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 own List of Preferred Carpet Dealers.
Choosing 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. Any new carpet will look great for the first few months, but a poorly made carpet will begin to mat down and "ugly-out" before too long.
Choosing the Right Carpet for YOU
Choosing new Carpet today is not as simple as it was 20 or 30 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.
Carpet Cost vs. Carpet Quality
Once you know what your own level of foot-traffic is in your home, then selecting the right grade of 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. 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 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 Carpet Dealer.
Carpet Buying Sticker Shock
Most 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 you could do your new carpet project in stages. The main thing is to NOT 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-Buying Mistakes
Want 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.
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