seventeen dollar a yard carpet?

mdchambeJune 8, 2011

Hi everyone!

My wife and I are looking to build our first home andthe builder hasdid 17 dollars a square yard carpet. can anything decent be bought for this amount or do we need to spend more. like everyone we are on a budget and I'm looking for the best value option!


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If it is carpet, cushion, and labor for 17 a yard, you will not like your choices. if it carpet only, you have a fighting chance to like what will be available.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 11:02PM
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the govt has made retailers swith to SF pricing many yrs ago. 9 sf = one yd so we are talking less than $2 a sf. That does buy some cptng but not much. More realistic budget would be around $2.50 a sf then you have a broad assortment. I worked for Mohawk for many yrs and I can tell you that stepping up from base grade to a midgrade makes a huge difference. I do like Smartstrand and cpts with an appearance retention warranty.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 11:11PM
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$3 per square foot is about mid grade. You're not going to get much for your allowance.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 11:45PM
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Thank you all for your help. Not what I wanted to hear, but information I needed to know.


    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 8:54AM
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