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Old 08-06-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I am hoping you all will give me lots of suggestions and recommendations for places to go to get the best prices for carpet and installation.

We have replaced the downstairs carpet with hardwoods, but time to carpet the upstairs. I have never bought carpet from anyone here.

I am looking for best price overall, including installation. I am not looking for the most expensive carpet on the market, but I do want something substantial, and above contractor grade (that is what we got rid of!) I am on a budget. I am not precious about it - don't care if there is a showroom or someone selling it out of a warehouse w/ small carpet samples.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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Home Depot is having an installtion special right now. We used them when we replaced our carpet in CA and would use them again here, oh how I would love to replace our carpet right now.
$139 Carpet Installation (http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Low_Price_Carpet_Install&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 - broken link)
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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A friend of mine just had carpet installed by Lowe's and was happy with the service and price, but the Home Depot special above sounds really good as well.

Good luck!
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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I had Lowe's do an installation of berber in a different home and they did a super job - at a great price.

Guess I should go check out HD and Lowes. The only thing with HD is, I had them price out carpet replacement in the past (in another home) and they charge extra for carrying away the old carpet, moving any furniture, etc. I was hoping to find a local dealer who would make a package price.

However, one good thing about Lowes and HD . . . they usually have financing deals that allow me to have maybe 6 months w/ no interest, wh/ I really like taking advantage of. No outlay of cash upfront and no carrying charges - always a good thing!!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I'm looking for a Mohawk distributor so if anyone can recommend one I'd appreciate it. HD carries Mohawk but doesn't carry the exact type of carpet I want. The funny thing is they sell it in a 5x8 rug but not to put in a house which I find odd.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I had Lowe's do an installation of berber in a different home and they did a super job - at a great price.

Guess I should go check out HD and Lowes. The only thing with HD is, I had them price out carpet replacement in the past (in another home) and they charge extra for carrying away the old carpet, moving any furniture, etc. I was hoping to find a local dealer who would make a package price.

However, one good thing about Lowes and HD . . . they usually have financing deals that allow me to have maybe 6 months w/ no interest, wh/ I really like taking advantage of. No outlay of cash upfront and no carrying charges - always a good thing!!!
I don't recall having to pay for them to move furniture at all or to remove the old carpet, I'd have to look at the receipt, have it but Lord knows where. We did that in 2005.

They were offering free carpet padding when we did ours.

I can hardly wait to get rid of this cream colored carpet and get something with speckles that doesn't show spots so easy, especially red clay dog prints!
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Ani, when I was looking before I found the floor refinishers I found an outlet listed in the phone book, about halfway to Hickory. Would that be too far for you, if it's still open?
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Carpet stinks. We don't have a stitch of it in our home. It causes alergic reactions, it's never clean even the very first day. Think tile, laminate, hardwood. Just my opinion.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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Ani, when I was looking before I found the floor refinishers I found an outlet listed in the phone book, about halfway to Hickory. Would that be too far for you, if it's still open?
You betcha! Do they also install? Do you know if they have the carpet shipped to them from the manufacturer?

When I was in Kansas, I had carpet shipped to me at unbelievably reduced prices - straight from the manufacturer in GA.

S&S Mills : Wholesale Carpets at Discount Price - Buy Factory Direct Carpet

The thing is, I had to line up installers myself and they didn't take away the old carpet - I had to pay to get someone else to do that. Plus, it was cash on the barrelhead. The savings were substantial - I literally paid $1700 for a whole basement - and the lowest bid for the job from local companies was over $5000. The carpet was gorgeous and a wonderful grade.

So I would just order from them again, but I hated to have to line up my own installers. I need to compare prices, too.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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I just had some carpet put in in my house and I went through a contractor that had a membership to prosource, a wholesale flooring club. The price was significantly cheaper that what Home Depot quoted me. I only had about 580 sf of carpet put in, but I saved 500 dollars by going with the contractor and prosource. I would be happy to DM you my contractors info if you are interested.
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