I have a quote from a guy to install carpet at $4/yard. I want to know if that's reasonable/fair. He will pick it up and cut it where I have ordered it from. References say he does good work. I just don't want to get screwed. What do you think?
Any opinions on the kind of pad I should put underneath it? Premium which is like walking on air or just regular much less expensive stuff? Or anything else you recommend.
$4 a yard isn't too bad. Less than what you would typically pay at a store, but it should be less because it's much easier to get problems fixed when they have a storefront. A bit easy for an independent installer to just disappear if things go south.
Where are you putting the carpet? You want something that will stand up to the expected wear. Also, keep in mind whether any doors will open over the new carpet, and the likelihood of many spills on it.
Here's a relatively good source of info Types of Carpet Padding: From Waffle Rubber to Urethane Foam
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