Choosing between carpet installation estimates
I stalk this board a lot, but this is my first post. We're undergoing a huge reflooring project and need some advice. We've chosen a carpet we like and have gotten installation estimates from 4 different places. Our problem is, the prices are vastly different!
Each estimate is for the same carpet (level II series of Shaw Anso), 8 pound pad with moisture barrier, installed, including tearing up and removing old carpet and moving furniture. It's about 1800 sqft. Prices we got, in $/sqft are:
$5.79 (includes lifetime install warranty)
$4.28 (1 yr install warranty)
$3.99 (1 yr install warranty)
$3.29 (1 yr install warranty)
So, my two questions are:
Is it worth looking for a warranty of more than 1 year?
Why would these prices be so different? Is there a concern that if we go with the cheapest bid we may not be getting skilled workers?