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How To Get Cheap Carpet Prices

October 26th, 2010

Carpet prices can be relatively expensive and as such you may want to consider a few different ways of saving some money when you are carpeting your home.

carpet-pricesWhile it may well be important for you to save money as a priority you will obviously not want to sacrifice quality and therefore you may want to consider some of these basic tips on how you can find affordable carpet without having to lose out on a high level of quality.

The first thing that you need to do is to work out exactly how much carpet you are going to need.

Are you just looking to carpet a single room within your home?

If so, it is simply case of measuring that room and finding out the entire square footage (or square meterage) that you need to cover.

If you are looking to carpet more than one room then you will need to measure and add up the entire area that you need to cover. (It’s wise that you measure this out yourself, and bring a rough floorplan of your house with you when you go to purchase carpet, as the more information you come equipped with, the more influence you will have over the sales process when it comes to getting the best deal, and getting some truly cheap carpet.)

When you go out shopping for carpet it is also important to note that purchasing a little bit extra is much better than leaving yourself open to having insufficient coverage.

If you ended up not long enough carpet and they will spare patches within your home then it will end up being a lot more difficult to try to fill them in.

When looking for affordable carpet it is important for you to compare prices from a number of different retailers. Comparing prices is a fundamental trick and anyone should always be doing this regardless of what they are buying.

The best place to compare prices would be online and therefore you can spend some time looking for some suitable retailers in your local area.

Gather quotes and find out which is going to offer you the best quality at the most affordable prices.

Try to look for sales where you may be able to find some affordable carpet that maintains high quality. For example, at certain times of the year different retailers are likely to hold sales. If you simply shop for carpet during these times of year then you are likely to save a great deal of money.

You can also try to find retailers who are going out of business. It is an unfortunate truth that this occurs to all sorts of different carpet providers every single year. If there are any providers in your local area that are shutting down then they are likely to be selling on their stock at extremely low prices to recoup some of their losses. This gives you a great opportunity to bag yourself a bargain.

Look at professional carpet installation companies as well (or even just your local carpet layer.) These professional tradespeople will deal with carpeting large areas such as hotel lobbies, offices, and all sorts of other buildings.

They may, therefore, have large scraps of carpet leftover that would easily fill out an entire room in your home. PLUS the quality of this type of carpet can be very high (commercial carpet is often installed in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic – so it wears very well, and does not show stains easily.)

Find out if you can purchase these at a fraction of the price as they would cost brand-new from a retailer.

Carpet Cost – How To Calculate The Cost Of Your New Carpet

October 26th, 2010

carpet-costIf you are looking to recover that a portion of your home and then it will be important for you to first figure out a specific budget that you are going to be working with. The budget that you set out will determine what type of carpet you are going to be able to afford. Once you have your budget in mind you can then try to work out whether or not the type of company you want to install is going to fit within it.

Here are some tips on how you can work out on the carpet cost for your carpeting project:

The first step that you need to take is to measure out the room that you are going to lay carpet in. Measuring the width and length of the room is extremely important as this is going to determine the overall amount of carpet that you need to purchase.

When measuring the room you simply need to calculate the total requirements that you have by multiplying the length by the width. It is always best to go up to the nearest effort went captivating these specific figures. For example, if you were carpeting a room that measured 4.4m x 9.6m then it would be wise to cater for at least 5m x 10m.

(Remember also that carpet comes in limited widths – broadlooms, usually 3.66m – so you may need to cut and join two lengths of carpet to cover an entire room. In the case above, you would need to purchase two lengths of carpet 10m in length in order to get the best results – a single discreet join in the carpet.)

At the end of the day it is important that you always overcompensate on the amount of carpet you need.

Having a little too much that can then be cut off is a lot better than having to little that will cover the entire room.

Once you have completed all of your measurements then it is important for you to go through this process once more. It is very easy to make small mistakes when measuring the room and therefore it is always best to doublecheck. You should also go through the mathematics again, simple as it is, in order to be fully sure as to how much carpet you need.

When you are looking for suitable carpets you need to price them per foot. This will make the entire process very easy as you can then work out the entire requirement that you have how much everything is going to cost.

Once you have found out the specific price per foot of each different type of carpet you are interested in you then need to calculate the total costs of covering the room. This is simply a case of not applying the cost per foot by the total footage you need to cover. This will give you your final valuation.

After this it is simply case of comparing the different prices available and considering which one best fits your budgets and your needs. It may be the case that you would prefer to spend a little bit of extra money in order to get a slightly higher quality carpet.

Finally, it’s worth checking to make sure that the prices you are being quoted on the cost of your new carpet include sales tax (GST). This can make a big difference to the total cost of the carpet. If it isn’t included, calculate this percentage by multiplying the entire cost of the carpet by 0.1 (or 10%). Then add this figure on and you will have your final cost.

How To Buy Carpet For Your House

October 26th, 2010

Purchasing suitable carpet for your house isn’t necessarily as easy as you might think.

It is very important few to ensure that the carpet you purchase is going to fit in specifically within the specifications of your home, and the specifications of your budget and bank account.

buy-carpetIf you want to buy carpet to fit into your house then there are several things that you need to consider before you choose a suitable vendor to come and install it.

Your first consideration will involve the amount of carpet you actually need and the rooms that need to be carpeted.

Are you looking to carpet a single room within the house that has simply had a tough time where the carpet has worn down? Are you looking to recover that the entire house through a remodel?

If you are looking to simply carpet a certain area of your home then this can actually make things a little bit more simple in that you will be able to find a similar carpet to the rest of your home to install. This is important in maintaining the overall look of your home and it is very important for you to avoid purchasing a brand-new carpet that looks completely out of place within your household.

Before you go out looking for quotes you need to measure the specific room or rooms that you need carpeted. This will help you to get accurate quotes and you will be able to find out from the vendor’s about the exact price that they would charge for an installation based upon the specific measurements and figures that you are able to supply to them.

When considering the specific style of carpet that you want to include it is crucial for you to think about the grade and thickness of the carpet you are buying. This is important if you are looking to set down carpet in a high traffic area. For example, if you have a large family and you are looking to recarpet a hallway then you may want to go for something thicker that is less likely to wear down with everyone coming through the hallway every five minutes.

The quality of the carpet is something that should certainly be considered very closely as well. While it is important for you to stay within your budget you don’t want to have to simply carpet your home again should the carpet wear down due to a lack of quality. Really think about the amount of investment you are willing to input into this particular remodelling project. A bit of extra money spent now could potentially save additional money further in the future.

As mentioned, the carpet you purchase needs to fit in with the aesthetic look of your home. In order to do this you should gather together some samples to get a good feel for how the carpet may appear once it has been installed.

You should also be aiming to compare quotes and the more quotes you gather, the more chance you will give yourself of identifying those that offer the best value for money.