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Buying Carpet Wholesale

By Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate


Buying Carpet from Dalton Carpet Wholesalers


Preparation - Before you begin shopping for carpet


Before you can buy carpet from anyone, you have to know what your needs are, in order to determine what specifications your carpet should have. How long do you want your carpet to last? How heavy is the traffic in your home? Do you have small children or pets? There are a lot of questions you need to answer before you should begin shopping for carpet. 


After you have determined your basic needs and budget, you must determine exactly how much carpet you need, as well as what quality, grade and fiber type you need and can afford, and then select a style that suits you and a color that matches your furniture. All this must be decided long before you get out your checkbook. You call call and ask for samples to be sent to you from Online Carpet Sellers as well as Dalton Carpet Wholesalers, or you can visit local carpet retailers to get a basic idea of what carpet you want, need, and afford. 


Once you have decided what areas you want to have carpeted, determine if you want to have the same carpet throughout or different grades and styles or colors in different areas. 




The Typical Retail Cost for New Carpet. 

Pad and installation is extra.

  • Low grade - lasts 5-10 years or less - costs up to $15 per yard

  • Apartment or builders grade carpet is designed to last up to 5 years, has a face-weight of 32 ounces or less. May be made of Nylon, Polyester or Olefin.

  • Medium grade - lasts up to 7-15 years - costs up to $30 per yard. 

    Upgraded carpet has face-weight of 30 to 45 ounces. Made from Continuous filament Nylon or Sorona, with anti stain and anti static protection.

  • High grade - lasts up to 12-20 years - Costs up to $60 per yard.

  • Wool Carpet - Up to $200 per yard. Can last a lifetime if cared for properly.


How long will my carpet last?

  1. Carpet lasts longer if the foot traffic is low. 

  2. Carpet lasts longer if it is cared for properly.

  3. Carpet lasts longer without kids and pets.


Based on the amount of traffic you have, you can begin to determine how long your carpet will last.



Now, if you want different  grades and styles in your home, divide the areas into groups.

  • Group 1: These areas that will have heavy traffic

  • Group 2: These areas that will have medium traffic

  • Group 3: These areas that will have light traffic

Then decide how long you want your carpet to last. 





If you put a low-quality carpet into a medium or high-traffic area, the carpet will not last very long. 



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