When it comes to home renovations, carpeting can be one of the most expensive renovations available when it comes to furnishing your home.
The market for carpeting is a massive one with several different types to select from and associated benefits and disadvantages of each. From high end to low end, there are also several different types of carpets and related costs associated with carpet installation.
Pricing for carpeting is quoted based on the square footage amount required. If you are uncertain of how much carpet you are in need of, the first step in determining the carpet price is to measure the room which you will be having carpeted.To determine the square footage of a room, you will need to multiply the length of the room by the width. When dealing with partial numbers, such as a decimal, it is also better to round up your figures so that you do not end up short of carpet and materials. The next step is to determine what type of carpet you would like to purchase, and what the store sells the carpet for per square foot (or square yard).
In general there are approximately twelve different styles of carpets. These twelve different styles are produced by roughly about four different types of threading, or in more general terms, four different methods of sewing the stands of yarn into the backing material to create the desired pattern.
The four different types of threading include Cut Piles, Loop Piles, Patterned Loops, and Cut and Loop. These four sewing methods can then be used to create woven carpets, tufted carpets, needle felt carpets, flat weave carpets, hooked rug carpets, knotted pile carpets, cut an loop carpets, Saxony, textured Saxony, plush/velvet carpets, frieze carpets, and level loop pile carpets.
The most expensive type of carpet of these twelve to purchase is that of the woven variety due to the much slower speed of their manufacturing technique. A rough approximate of the cost of woven carpets is around $43.00/square yard. On sale, you may be able to purchase woven carpet as low as $23.00/square yard, however you may have to do some hunting in order to find such deals.
Some of the most durable carpets produced are of the needle felt variety. These are extremely durable, and most often used in commercial buildings, such as hotels, for their ability to resist wear and tear. They average at about roughly $2.25/square foot. Another type of very durable carpet is berber.
Berber carpets are popular in homes for high traffic areas due to their ability to withstand staining and their high resilience. They are comprised of a tight weave and make great indoor as well as outdoor carpets. The average cost of berber carpeting runs at approximately $7.50/square foot or about $23.00/square yard. In addition, you can also purchase berber carpets in natural materials such as wool.
Carpets made of wool are highly desirable as they are better for the environment, and have added health benefits as well. Wool carpets can range upwards of $99.00/square yard, and availability is limited because it is made from a natural resource.
Before making a definite decision on what type of carpet you would like to purchase, take the time to visit many different vendors and research companies online. This will help you make an informed price-savvy decision on whether or not the carpet price matches your budget and it will also help you to find the best price available. Also, do not be afraid to ask questions about the carpet prior to purchasing. Many carpet sales are due to a lack of knowledge about the carpet on behalf of the sales staff, asking questions will aid you in determining this and deciding whether the carpet will be functional and suite your particular needs.