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Carpet Prices: Five Tips for Getting a Good Deal

By Michael Hilton

When shopping for carpet, you may start with no idea of what type of carpet you want or you may be ready to comparison shop for prices on a carpet type you've already chosen. Shopping online is a convenient way to gather information from vendors, and can help you identify the carpet and installation package that matches your needs.

Economical to Expensive: Comparing Carpet Prices

Here are a number of other things, in addition to cost, you want to consider to accurately compare carpet prices:

  • Shopping price between brands: Whether you want expensive or economical carpeting, comparing prices for the same carpet between suppliers can help you save money, provided the features offered with your purchase are identical.
  • Know what's included for the price: Determine the actual cost of your carpet purchase, installation labor, and supplies (including padding, if needed), and how the vendor backs up its products and services. Buying inexpensive carpet won't save money if it's defective or improperly installed.
  • Selecting the right carpet: It can be challenging to choose from a variety of carpet colors, styles, and grades. If you're considering carpeting your home with one kind of carpet, make sure it can stand up to high traffic, pets, spills, and dirt. Buying in quantity can save money, but carpet that doesn't last can cost more than choosing different carpeting appropriate to each area of your home.
  • Shopping Online: Carpet wholesalers can offer great deals and shopping for carpet online is a convenient way to compare products and services.
  • Get referrals: Ask friends and family members for referrals. If you're having home improvements done by a contractor you trust, ask them for a carpet supplier referral. Referrals can often lead to a great deal on both carpet and installation.

Shopping online and comparing carpet prices, features, and benefits can help you get the best deal on carpet and installation.

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About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.

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