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Old 03-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Carpet Question - PLEASE HELP!

Hi Everyone, please help!

My wife and I are building a $400,000+ house (almost 3200 finished sqft) with a fairly high level of finishes.

We are using a custom builder and he is doing a great job. Basically for each item in the house, he will give us an allowance. We can use his item that fits that budget, or choose something on our own. If we choose something under that, we get a credit. If we choose higher, we pay the difference.

Carpet seems to be the one issue we are stuck on. He is offering us a Shaw carpet called Gardendale (style # KA333).
It has a face weight of 25oz.
Its polyester.
Thickness is 0.690
Total weight 056.9
Weight Density 32600
Density 0001304
Ply Twist 6.43
Durability Rating 3.0
Gauge 3/16
FHA/MEA 52256
10 Year "Cleartouch" Warranty.

PAD to be installed is a 6 lb, 3/8" thick.

Everything I'm seeing says these specs are not good and it would be for a much cheaper house. Can anyone comment?

If we choose not to use this carpet, we are being given an allowance of $18 per yard, installed, with pad. Does this seem reasonable?

Please help!


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Old 03-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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Builder's grade carpet. Mediocre pad. Polyester carpet will mat, nylon is much better. I would ask for 8 lb pad. $18 a yard will not buy much. Installation and pad is at least $10 of that.


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