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Old 08-09-2015, 10:48 PM   #1
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How much carpet would I need to order for a 13'x18' room? It's my mother in laws bedroom and she doesn't have a lot of money and one installer has given her an estimate. I'll find out tomorrow how much needs to be ordered but the price she told me tonight sounds crazy.
We live in Arkansas and she was told $1,400.00 but I don't know yet the amount he wants to order.

One more thing. She is buying from Lowe's and it comes with FREE installation.....lol

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Old 08-09-2015, 10:53 PM   #2
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(13 x 18) /9= 26 sqyds. Right? Depending on doors, closets, etc., it will probably require a little more.
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Rectangle room no closets. Looks like easy job to me
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If it comes with free installation, the cost of the carpet will vary with the quality of the carpet chosen.
According to the figures that's $53.84 a sq. yd.
The cost of the installation is built into the price by the way.
Price out the same carpet in other places and see what you get.
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Sorry MT Stringer, but that's not how to determine how much carpeting to buy to cover that floor. That would only work if the carpeting came 13' wide and there was enough to include the doorway. In this case it's very close though.

Since most carpeting is 12' wide, this is what's needed; 12 x 13 + a 12 x 6' 6" plus a little waste to square the cuts. So, 12 x 20' or 26.67 yds. Doing it this was requires a "T" seam. but that's normal.

Of course we don't know the cost of the carpeting or pad and any other prep that may be required.

It does sound kinda high though.

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This morning I'm going to find out ALL the costs. No other prep work needed. We removed the old carpet and pad and the tack strip is all attached.
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Sorry MT Stringer, but that's not how to determine how much carpeting to buy to cover that floor. That would only work if the carpeting came 13' wide and there was enough to include the doorway. In this case it's very close though.

Since most carpeting is 12' wide, this is what's needed; 12 x 13 + a 12 x 6' 6" plus a little waste to square the cuts. So, 12 x 20' or 26.67 yds. Doing it this was requires a "T" seam. but that's normal.
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As it turned out in this case your answer was very close. Width X length works with tiles or planks, not so much with carpeting.

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It makes my knees hurt just watching carpet being laid. Not envious of those guys at all.
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Razorbak57:

If possible, try to buy NYLON carpet. Carpet is made from three different kinds of plastic, and one natural material, namely wool. The three kinds of plastic carpet are nylon, polyester and olefin. Nylon is the strongest synthetic fiber used to make carpet, and so nylon carpets are the longest wearing. Over 90 percent of the commercial carpet made and sold in the USA is made of nylon.

Also, ask what kind of underpad is included in the price. Underpad is rated by it's weight per cubic foot. Cheap foam chip underpad will weigh 3 to 4 pounds per cubic foot and will be referred to as "three or four pound pad". Better underpad is denser and weighs 7 to 8 pounds per cubic foot. You get the most bang for your buck with 7 or 8 pound pad, but if you can afford the higher cost, get a premium pad. I use an underpad called SP380, which means it weighs 38 pounds per cubic foot.

The denser your underpad, the more energy it absorbs from foot falls, and that means that the carpet has to absorb less energy. Lessening the amount of energy the carpet pile has to absorb with each foot fall increases the lifespan of the carpet. Like I say, 7 or 8 pound pad is about the best value for underpad, but denser commercial underpad do make the carpet feel much more luxurious underfoot.
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27 yards.and you should be right around $24 a yard installed with half inch rebond pad under $700 i own a carpet store in az

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