Posted by Ryan (NC) on June 29, 2007 at 05:49:06:
I find Berbers tend to hold up a little better without padding but it really boils down to what is most cost effective. At 25 cent a sf foot for padding and 800 sq or so in a 14x70 you save $200ish in materials not counting any labor.
I am a believer in laminate for rentals but I’ve shied away from it in LD’s due mainly to instillation time. Service life for carpet in our rentals tends to run 3-12 months, most LD’s run at least a year and will sell with a few stains without much problem if we do end up getting the unit back.