I need to have my old water damaged carpeting removed and need a new carpet and installation. I'd like some advice on the price of carpet and suggestions on where to buy carpet.
If the carpet companies will have to move a lot of furniture or remove any old flooring material, it will increase the price you will have to pay.
Generally, though, you can plan on the price of carpet installation to be the following:
Keep in mind that these are ballpark figures. To get an accurate price of carpet installation you should contact a few local carpet companies and get a free cost estimate. You can use our quick, free and easy two-step form to get matched to qualified carpet pros in you area.
A highly durable and easy to clean style made up of consistently sized loops of fibers. Ideal for high traffic areas. Loop height can be high or low with a higher loop height providing a more lush look.
2. Multi-Level Loop Carpet
Similar construction to level loop carpet except each loop can be a few different height creating a more random looking texture. Good for higher traffic areas although the smaller loops can trap more dirt and debris.
3. Berber Carpet
A very popular carpet type, similar construction to level loop and multi-level loop carpets but typically using a thicker yarn which provides even greater durability. Loops can be made of natural wool or synthetic fibers like nylon or olefin. Susceptible to dirt retention and snags.
4. Velvet/Plush Carpet
Ideal for more formal areas of a home, lightly twisted velvet/plush carpets have a level height and texture and provide a softer more plush feeling and elegant look.
5. Saxony Carpet
A smooth, soft finish with a level cut tightly twisted cut pile. Unlike looped carpets, a saxony carpet shows footprints and vacuum tracks. Saxony carpets provide medium durability.
6. Frieze Carpet
Another cut pile type carpet, a frieze carpet is suitable for high traffic areas. Its short fibers point in non-uniform directions which help to disguise foot and vacuum tracks.
7. Tip Sheared Carpet
A combination of level loop carpet and saxony style. The tip sheared carpet creates a varied texture and pattern, provides the durability of looped carpets with a strong and unique visual appeal.
8. Random Sheared Carpet
Similar to tip sheared carpets but with multi-loop heights instead of level loop heights. Provides a varied and distinctive texture that hides footprints and dirt well.
9. Shag Carpet
A deep pile carpet similar to frieze types although with much less twist, shag carpets have a very distinctive and 1970s retro style. Shag gives a grassy look because the strands lay in different directions.