Need advice re carpet selection for condo
I need to replace approx. 900 sf of carpet in a condo unit that my highly functional 91 yr. old mother lives in. The unit is on the first floor on a cement slab.
I am looking for a good quality,low pile (cut & loop ?)carpet that will be stain and crush resistant in the midprice range.
I have visited a couple of local carpet dealers in my area (northern NJ) and have received the following carpet recommendations and prices:
$4.31 sf also includes all of the above
Dealer #2 : Shaw - Nylon
style: Passage II
$4.30 sf which include 40 oz felt pad but will charge .50 cents per sf to remove and dispose old carpet as well as $100-200 to move furniture during install
Shaw - Nylon
Style: Couture $3.00 sf plus all the above
Shaw - Nylon
style: Rush Hour $2.50 sf
What is interesting is that this dealer no longer carries Mohawk and/or Smarstrand as he does not feel that the company stands behind their products well.......I also found out that my local home depot no longer carries Mohawk carpets but offered no reason for this.....can anyone comment on this?
Dealer #3: Stanton
$3.39 sf + $1.40 pad(32 oz) and install (they do powestretching)
+ 55 cents per sf to remove and dispose old carpet
Style: Hilton Head II
$2.89 sf + other charges same as above
I would appreciate hearing your thoughts about these carpets and price quotes, as well as, any other carpet recommendations you may have.
Also, if anyone can recommend a good, reputable carpet dealer in the northern NJ area, I would appreciate it.
Thank you all so much for sharing your experience and knowledge!