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    Carpet

    Any recommendations on carpet?
    I have a room 12.5 x 17 - apparently that last 6" is gonna cost me.

    I know nothing about carpet - anyone have a guide to not getting completely swindled.

    I'm guessing I will need to have it installed - what type of pad do I get ... do stairs cost a lot more ... what is cheap and holds up decent?


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    Re: Carpet

    yes the extra 6" will cost because you are limited on brands and styles that are offered in the 14'-15' wide in order to not have a seem.

    We have a 13'x17' family room that we were looking at replacing the carpet in. We decided on laminate and I'm going to buy a nice big area rug for the area between the TV and couches where the kids play.


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    Re: Carpet

    Go with this rug, its about 10 x 13:




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    Re: Carpet

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    Go with this rug, its about 10 x 13:



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    Re: Carpet

    99% of carpet comes in 12 or 15 ft. widths. If you choose a nice freize, (short shag) you can seam in the extra 6" along one wall in a few pieces, and you will never know. The nice thing about that carpet is it hides the seams so well. It is the most popular selling type of carpet on the market today as well.

    However, you will still more waste than if your room was 12x17. As for pad, there are new "memory foam, moisture resistant" pads that are offered. A good one of these will double your carpet warranty, and more than make up for the extra cost. Really, how often do you replace your carpet? Not often, it is costly and a hassle to move everything out of the room.

    Step Labor is almost always in addition to the installation price. Steps are especially hard on carpet, so upgrading that pad will really help here.



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    Re: Carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    Go with this rug, its about 10 x 13:

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    Re: Carpet

    I can't help you very much but I do have recent figures. I had carpet installed last friday. There were 3 pads to choose from; good, better, and best. The best is that memory foam stuff mentioned by someone else. I couldn't justify paying for that. I got the better pad. good = $.35/ft. better=$.40/ft. best $.55/ft. The better pad is fine, the carpet helps the comfort level.
    The carpet is a frieze (sp) and i love it. It looks cool and is really comfortable. It was $1.89/ft. I got it from ProSource in DM.
    My installer charged my $4/yard plus and extra $50 to do the stairs.



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    Re: Carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by heyguy85 View Post
    I can't help you very much but I do have recent figures. I had carpet installed last friday. There were 3 pads to choose from; good, better, and best. The best is that memory foam stuff mentioned by someone else. I couldn't justify paying for that. I got the better pad. good = $.35/ft. better=$.40/ft. best $.55/ft. The better pad is fine, the carpet helps the comfort level.
    The carpet is a frieze (sp) and i love it. It looks cool and is really comfortable. It was $1.89/ft. I got it from ProSource in DM.
    My installer charged my $4/yard plus and extra $50 to do the stairs.
    you're leaving me so much math here ... so all together installed it was how much /ft^2 (minus the stair labor)



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    Re: Carpet

    Home depot has a deal where its like $39 installed. Good topic _jer getting ready to lay some carpet myself...in my house.



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    Re: Carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Any recommendations on carpet?
    I have a room 12.5 x 17 - apparently that last 6" is gonna cost me.

    I know nothing about carpet - anyone have a guide to not getting completely swindled.

    I'm guessing I will need to have it installed - what type of pad do I get ... do stairs cost a lot more ... what is cheap and holds up decent?
    You will pretty much get what you pay for. Frieze is fine but stay with nylon and a face weight of at least 24 Oz of yarn/sq yd. Get the best pad you can afford.



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    Re: Carpet

    use floor tile. tile is easier to clean and you can put throw rugs down on top of the tile.


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    Re: Carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by swammi View Post
    You will pretty much get what you pay for. Frieze is fine but stay with nylon and a face weight of at least 24 Oz of yarn/sq yd. Get the best pad you can afford.
    I thought nylon was the cheap stuff that unravels and fills up your vacuum every time you run it over the floor? Isn't polyester the better material for carpet?



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    Re: Carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Home depot has a deal where its like $39 installed. Good topic _jer getting ready to lay some carpet myself...in my house.
    read the fine print on those deals. If you have any carpet to tear out first, the extra charges will add up quick. If I remember right, it was for carpet only, not installing pad. I could be wrong though...



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    Re: Carpet

    Buy a really good pad and a middle of the road carpet. Carpet rarely "wears out". It eaither gets dirty or your wife gets tired of it. I'm not convinced the high dollar carpets stay cleaner than the mid priced ones. We did a couple of bedrooms with fairly reasonable carpet that was in stock at Home Depot. 5 years later it still looks great.



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    Re: Carpet

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    I thought nylon was the cheap stuff that unravels and fills up your vacuum every time you run it over the floor? Isn't polyester the better material for carpet?
    no, nylon is the best fiber tested on the market. the way they put the yarn in is why the carpet "fuzzes". A staple yarn is worse than a continous fillament.

    Polyester is a good carpet, don't get me wrong. The way they make the carpet has more to do with what you are describing rather than the fiber.



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