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FREE Carpet Forms, Charts & Checklists 2024

All my forms and guides are free to print for personal use.



1. Discount Carpet Coupon


Get up to $100 Off New Carpet at Participating Local Carpet Stores

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Carpet Discount Coupon


Download or Print. Present coupon to your local carpet dealer. 

Notice: It is up to each carpet dealer to decide if they wish to honor this coupon. Some flooring dealers have their own coupon offer. This coupon has no cash value and there is no guarantee it will be honored at the carpet dealer you choose to buy from. Minimum 40-yard new carpet purchase required, along with quality padding and qualified installation. Discount is for 10% off carpet price (material only) up to $100. Click on image to download, print or view.



2. Carpet Shopping Form


How to Compare Carpet? Use my Carpet Shopping Form to streamline your decision-making process. This form simplifies the gathering of carpet specifics, enabling you to easily compare various carpet samples side-by-side until the one most capable of meeting your needs and goals becomes obvious. (Print Several Copies)


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 Carpet Shopping Form -

(Don't forget to take my free Carpet Foot-Traffic Test)




3. Carpet Installation Get-Ready Checklist


What homeowners need to do before, during and after having new carpet installed. This checklist helps ensure your Safety, Security and Satisfaction. 



  Carpet Installation Get-Ready Checklist -


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4. Carpet Durability Guide


Quickly determine if any carpet in question is durable enough to meet your Needs, Goals and Lifestyle. (Don't forget to take my free Carpet Foot-Traffic Test)


Carpet Durability Guide Chart -


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5. Carpet Fibers and Fiber Blends


Carpet styles are available with varying fiber configurations. Here is a chart that shows the most common fibers and fiber blends available today. 


Carpet Fibers and Fiber Blends Chart -


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6.  Room Yardage Chart


Double check your math! Figure out your Room Yardage by cross referencing your room width and room length.



Room Yardage Chart -


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7.  Carpet Fiber Identification Chart


Q. What fiber is this carpet style made of? Use this chart to identify and verify the carpet fiber and anti-stain treatment used for various carpet styles you may encounter today. This information can help you narrow down your choices by eliminating carpet styles that don't meet your needs and goals. I have compiled a list of 30 Nylon Carpet Styles you might want to consider.


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8. Ten Questions For Independent Carpet Installers


Looking to hire an independent Carpet Installer? Use my free 10 Question Checklist to make sure you ask every potential carpet installer all the right questions - Before You Hire! 


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9. Rebond Padding Prices


Rebond Type (Residential)

This Chart shows current prices for Standard Rebond Type Foam Carpet Pad Only. This Chart does not include prices for Moisture Barrier, Memory Foam or other types of Specialized Carpet Padding. (Cash and Carry Prices Shown)


Rebond Carpet Padding Cost and Price Chart -


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10.  Landlord Flooring Installation Inspection Checklist


Have apartments or rental properties? You need to inspect every flooring installation right after completion. Use this handy 20-question form to make sure your carpet and vinyl flooring has been installed properly and nothing has been left undone. This form will help you keep track of flooring replacements in each unit, when it was done and who did it. You will save money in the long run by making sure your new flooring lasts as long as possible.



Landlord Flooring Installation Inspection Checklist -


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11. Sample Carpet Seaming Diagram


For more information about how to create, cut and build carpet seams related to this sample diagram visit To view the diagram or print in PDF Format click on the image.


Sample Carpet Seaming Diagram. How to build, cut and seams for carpet.


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 12. Carpet Foot-Traffic Test


The carpet you select must be able to handle the amount of foot-traffic in your home. Take this simple test to get your foot-traffic score to help determine which grade of carpet can meet your needs, goals and lifestyle. Next, print out my Carpet Durability Guide.


Carpet Foot-Traffic Test PDF -


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Popular Nylon Carpet Styles 2024


If you've read through my site you probably know that I believe carpets made of Nylon are the best choice for homeowners who want durable, long-lasting carpet. Here are 30 nylon carpet styles you might want to consider for your home. I found these various carpet styles manufactured by Mohawk and Shaw. This is just a sampling of available carpet styles in today's current marketplace. Contact your local carpet retailer to find out how much these carpet styles cost. These styles are available at most locally-owned carpet stores near you.


Here is a List of Nylon Carpet Styles that I Like.


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13. Carpet Cost & Longevity Chart 2024


How much do you need to spend on new carpet? Take my free Carpet Foot-Traffic Test to estimate what grade of carpet you need to choose to achieve your needs and goals. Free carpet Foot-Traffic Test


How many years do you want your carpet to last? Carpet longevity depends primarily on the level of foot-traffic you have in your home along with required carpet care & maintenance. Here's a helpful chart to give you an approximate carpet cost.


Carpet Cost and Longevity Estimate Chart for 2024

Print or View Carpet-Cost-Longevity-Estimate-Chart-2024.pdf



The Secret To Carpet Success

Hiring an experienced carpet installer is crucial, and equally important is choosing the right grade of carpet and padding. The ultimate success of your purchase goes beyond the material selection to where you decide to make the purchase. I have created my own special list of reputable, locally-owned dealers. See who I recommend near you.


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