Looking for advice on selecting carpet and installer
We found a carpet we like...it is a style by Sutton (I believe Shaw is the
parent Co.). The question is how do we know if this is a good / durable
carpet...what do we look for?
I have talked to 2 stores who carry it and both recommend a 6lb
padding...The 1st says not to go higher, the 2nd says we could upgrade to
As far as installation and price...
The 1st has it priced at $33/sq. yd installed...the 2nd at $28...both stores
are within the same local area....why such a diverse pricing??
The 1st store is Carpet One and the 2nd is Floor Expo (Not Home
Depot)....Anyone ever deal with these guys?
I work for Shaw, but I do not speak for my employer...
When I buy carpet, I look for Nylon fiber (I don't care if it is Nylon 6 or
6.6), filiament yarn (i.e. continuous fibers in the yarn, not spun yarn),
and a dense piece of carpet. By density, I mean something with a tightly
tufted pile. Density is what gives carpet wearability. Branded vs
non-branded fiber is not usually a performance issue. Branding generally
gets you a better guarantee.
I won't address the pad issue - there are too many products out there.
Sometimes the weight means something, sometimes it doesn't mean much.
As far as pricing - it varies between stores and geographically. Prices in
the Southeast are far less than elsewhere, because so much carpet is made in
I heard that the common carpet installation scam is to overestimate the amount
of carpet needed. I think, but am not sure, that you need 10% more carpet than
area of layout. Some overstimate the layout, others overestimate the extra
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.