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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
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.
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
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
How long will my carpet last?
Carpet lasts longer if the foot traffic is low.
Carpet lasts longer
if it is cared for properly.
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
Group 2: These areas that will have
Group 3: These areas that will have
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.