Buying carpet for house that is for sale
We are selling our house that is located several hours from where we live. It has very high end carpet in the bedroom. It is whitish in color and does not show one day of wear despite that it is 13 years old. For the 12 years we lived there we had it professionally cared for every 3-4 months with a non-soapy cleaning technique. It feels good and looks good EXCEPT...where we just removed the bed. The bed was a large antique and where the legs were, it has ruined the carpet. I'm not just talking indentions. For some reason, a reddish stain transferred from the bedpost to the white carpet. Without a doubt it is now ruined.
My question is, what is the cheapest way to replace it? Are the box stores really more expensive? Will I have to replace the padding? Since the carpet is in perfect shape, why would the padding not be? (There were never any animals peeing on it or anything.) How much should I expect to pay? The room is 18' by 15' 7".