Re: How much should Carpet cost per foot?? - Posted by Ronald * Starr(in No CA)
Posted by Ronald * Starr(in No CA) on July 22, 2003 at 21:22:45:
Nice to talk to you again.
Brent(IL) is referring you to a discussion of FREE carpet.
But, if you don’t go that way, I’d suggest you check out Lowe’s and Home Depot. You will see carpet at about $7 - 10 a yard. I was in HD yesterday and they had a sign: “Free padding.” I asked about that, and they include it only with installation. I don’t know the quality of the “free pad.”
I like to use better than average pad. If you do so, you can use lower than average carpet. The carpet is what usually gets damaged, unless the renters have pets. The old carpet is removed and installed right over the old pad, is my suggestion. Saves money and time.
I often buy used carpet. Usually pay about $2 to $5 a yard. For the higher price, I want very good carpet. Watch out. Make sure that the carpet was taken out as whole rooms. Carpet layers typically take out used carpet by cutting it into 25-30" wide strips. It is virtually impossible to find a carpet layer who will work with that.
I just a couple of days ago got carpeted a house I own with a partner. The occupants or renters had done too much damage to keep it. But that was a commercial carpet of very good quality. A beautiful red color. Very cheery. It lasted something over 10 years, as I recall. And that was carpet from a debris box out front of an office building being remodeled. So yes, I do recommend commercial carpet. Even thinner commercial carpet will probably be good if you have a better-than-average pad put in.
Good InvestingRon Starr*