New Carpet Prices
- How Much Does Carpet Cost?
Fletcher - Flooring Expert and Consumer Advocate
quality carpet can be very expensive. Homeowners are concerned about the final
carpet cost, including the combined cost of all the extra charges for padding and
Depending on who you buy carpet from, some big box retailers
run specials on carpet padding or carpet installation and then hit you with
hefty extra fees and charges hidden in their fine print. This is very
common with home improvement retailers like Home Depot, Lowe's and
While it may be convenient
for you to shop for new carpet at a home
improvement warehouse, it may not be the smartest way to go if saving money
is important to you. They often advertise free or low-cost installation but
the deal is not as good as they make it seem. I never recommend
big box retailers for homeowners who want to get a fair and square deal on
new carpet and I never recommend any nationally advertised shop-at-home
retailers like Empire Today. I think buying from a locally owned
dealer is a much better way to go.
There are plenty of locally-owned carpet retailers that
are willing to bring samples to your home if that’s what you would like,
but I think shop-at-home carpet dealers with repetitious commercials
on TV offering huge savings do not cater to well-informed consumers in
search of a fair and square deal on new carpet or flooring.
Homeowners need access to honest and complete answers to
carpet questions and typically want to know how long their new carpet
will last and how much new carpet will cost without any surprises.
have found that most consumers do not choose the right carpet quality, and
therefore end up with a carpet that is incapable of lasting as
long as they hope or anticipate.
The question is…how much should you really spend on new
carpet? So many factors are involved in the best case scenario to make a
my full article here: http://www.carpetprofessor.com/carpet_cost.htm