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Carpet Pricing Chart

2021 by Alan Fletcher 30-Year Carpet Veteran  

 

How much should you spend on New Carpet? It all depends on how much foot traffic you have and how long you want your new carpet to last.

 

 

Your Level of Carpet Foot Traffic...

 

In a Heavy Foot Traffic applications you must buy a higher grade of carpet than if you have a low or medium traffic application. Higher grades of carpet are made with better materials and are designed to tolerate more wear and tear. But the more durable the carpet is... The more it's going to cost you!

 

Carpet 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 or 10 years. Again, the higher the quality the longer your new carpet is going to last, and the more it's going to cost you. 

 

Learn more about: How To Care For Your New Carpet

 

I have created a quick and easy way to help you to determine the Level of Foot Traffic in Your Home by answering a few simple questions...

 

 

First take my free Carpet Foot Traffic Test then answer these (2) questions;

 

1. What is Your Level of Foot Traffic?

Low

Medium

Moderate

Heavy

 

2. How Long Do You Want Your Carpet to Last?

 5 years

10 years

15 years

20 years

 

 

Carpet Pricing Charts

 

To use my Carpet Price Chart below, 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 Carpet that is designed meet your needs and goals. 

 

For example, if you have MEDIUM Foot Traffic and you want your carpet to Last 10 Years  you should 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 Carpet Installation Costs:

 

Carpet Installation Cost Fees Charges

 

 

Carpet Cost Chart #1

Estimated prices do not include the cost for pad or installation 

 

(Estimated Prices shown are Per Square Yard)

 

Per Square Yard

Low Traffic

Medium

Moderate

HEAVY

Last 5 YRS

$15 yd.

$20

$25

$30

Last 10 YRS

$20

$25

$30

$35

Last 15 YRS

$25

$30

$35

$40

Last 20 YRS

$30

$35

$40

$45 Sq. Yd.

 

 

 

Carpet Pricing Chart #2

Estimated prices do not include the cost for pad or installation 

 

(Estimated Prices shown below are Per Square Foot)

 

Per Square Foot

Low 

Traffic

Medium

Moderate

HEAVY

Last 5 YRS

$1.66 sf.

$2.22

$2.78

$3.33

Last 10 YRS

$2.22

$2.78

$3.33

$3.88

Last 15 YRS

$2.78

$3.33

$3.88

$4.44

Last 20 YRS

$3.33

$3.88

$4.44

$5.00 Sq. Ft.

 

How much does Carpet Installation Cost?

 

Carpet Installation Cost Fees Charges

 

 

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(Some 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.)

 

My Carpet Pricing Charts are designed to help you understand the current 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 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

 

 

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 after it is installed in your home, but a poorly made or low-quality carpet will begin to mat down and "ugly-out" very quickly, often within a year or two. 

 

 

Choosing the Right Carpet for YOU

 

Choosing 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. 

 

Carpet Cost vs. Carpet Quality

 

Once 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.

 

 

Selecting Carpet Padding - Avoid Pad Scams

 

Don't be duped into paying more for a specialty padding that you don't need! You must select the correct Carpet Padding if you want your new carpet to last as long as possible. Here's several links to my articles about choosing the correct carpet padding.

 

Learn more about How to Select the Correct Padding

 

Photos of various Padding Types

 

Be wary about salespeople who try to convince you to purchase special types "specialized" padding for pets, moisture barrier, odor eating and extended warranty padding. Learn about carpet padding prices and the cost for padding upgrades. 

 

Read my full report about Specialty Pads.

 

Now that you have a basic understanding of the approximate carpet and pad costs involved, half of the battle is over. Make sure you buy from a Reputable Carpet Dealer. See who I recommend near you.

 

 

Be Prepared for Carpet Cost 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 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 unique 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 Problems

 

Want to make smart Carpet choices and save hundreds? let me help you make wise choices every step of the way. The next thing you need to do is to learn what makes one carpet better than another. 

 

What Grade of Carpet Should I Select? Take my free Carpet Foot-Traffic Test to see what grade of carpet you need to buy to meet your needs and goals!

  

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