What is the right price to pay for flooring?
Many homeowners fear they’ll receive an inferior flooring product by paying too little, or get overcharged by unscrupulous contractors.
For the average consumer, it’s hard to know a good deal from a bad one. To help consumers crack the flooring price code, Angie’s List asked three flooring experts how much homeowners should expect to pay for new carpet, hardwood and tile flooring.
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Carpet: Unlike tile or wood flooring, which is priced by the square foot only, carpet is priced by the square yard or square foot, making an apples-to-apples comparison challenging.However, converting the square yard price into square feet isn’t difficult; just divide it by 9. For example, carpet priced at $27 a yard costs $3 a square foot, says Tom Manion, owner of Manion Door to Door Flooring of Austin, Tex.
Average carpet prices start at $2 a square foot and increase with quality. Middle-grade quality carpet ranges from $3 to $4 a square foot, and high grades and designer grades cost about $5 or more per square foot. According to Costhelper, expect to pay an additional $2.50 to $6 per square foot for padding and $2 to $6 per square foot for installation.
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