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Old 09-18-2012, 11:40 PM
Location: SoCal
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Default How much to replace the carpet in a single bedroom?

How much should it cost to have the carpet replaced in an average sized bedroom (including everything: labor, materials, moving the furniture around, etc.)
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Location: Phoenix AZ
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You can pay as much or as little as you want for carpet - it's easy to spend $4 per sq ft for fancy brands, and there are guys who advertise $1.25 carpet, pad and labor. Decent carpet is about a buck a foot at the depot, so for only one room
, with labor & pad i'd guess $250~ish for a 10 x 12 "average" bedroom. It can vary wildly though, based on where you buy & how much labor cost is.

The carpet guys I know don't want anything to do with moving furniture - id expect that to bump the cost significantly if there's much stuff in the room.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:51 AM
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Because you are posting in this forum, I am assuming that you are a renter. The first step should be to speak with your landlord! You will need carpet that matches the rest of the house, and you will also need their permission. Depending on the wording in your lease, you may be evicted if you rip up the current carpet and install different carpet (or if you install carpet over the existing floor). Or, you may be charged extra at the end of the lease for the landlord to return the property to its original condition.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:34 PM
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If it is a small room, I've been able to pick up a roll balance at one of the local warehouse places for between 80 and 120...

Installation can vary because you have to figure labor and pad into the mix.

The two carpet companies I use avoid moving any furniture... If there is one dining table with everything else moved they will do it...

If there is a bedroom to move... they won't... too much liability in taking apart furniture, moving electronics and computers...

Also, they no longer trim doors for the same reason...

You might consider an area rug?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:54 PM
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I moved all the furniture and ripped out the existing 20 year old pukey carpet and what was left of the pad.

I went with the best.. Mohawk Smartstrand with 8 lb frothed foam pad.

$793 with Lowes. Room measures 12 x 13.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:59 PM
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Carpet is generally priced by weight and sold by the square yard or more recently the square foot.

The price paid puts you at the higher end of the spectrum so it should wear very well.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:04 AM
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Sounds more like they may be asking about a security deposit deduction...?
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