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What should you expect to pay for a new carpet? Carpets are a major investment for your home; adding comfort, warmth and even soundproofing your space. But what price should you expect to pay for a new carpet? If carpeting a room where you will be spending a lot of time, such as a living room or bedroom, then investing in a high quality carpet should be a consideration, if funds allow. A more luxury carpet will nearly always be made from natural materials such as wool, which is resilient and highly durable. Wool also feels beautiful and soft underfoot. This is what really distinguishes an expensive carpet from a more cheaper one as less expensive carpets tend to made from manmade carpet fiber, such as Polypropylene. You’ll often be looking at spending anything upwards of around £30 per square meter for a really good quality carpet. Certainly not cheap, but if you can afford the investment, it’ll certainly offer that ‘wow’ factor. If spending a large sum of a new carpet isn’t an option, there are many options available for mid range budget carpets. These are still soft and durable but do not quite match up to the luxurious feel of the more expensive carpets. That said, carpets in this range are still a perfectly viable option for areas such as living rooms and bedrooms. They are mostly made from man-made fibers that are hard-wearing and resistant to stains. Most will also come with a 10 or 15 year warranty for that extra peace of mind. Generally speaking the more dense a carpet is, the better quality it offers. The density is determined by how closely knitted each fiber is to another - large gaps mean the carpet will loose its resilience more quickly. This shouldn’t be too much of a concern in this range but it’s also worth checking, just in case. For a a mid-level quality carpet you’ll be looking at spending around £15 to £25 a square meter. This should get you a fairly decent carpet that will last a good amount of time and offer some good resilience against everyday wear and tear. If money is a real concern than it is possible to carpet any area of your home on a budget by looking at low budget carpets. Carpets can be brought for as little as £5.00 per square meter and can look and feel of a reasonable quality but as is always the case, you get what you pay for. A cheap carpet will tend to deteriorate more quickly as they will be less durable and less resistant to everyday wear and tear. As a result carpets in this range will often not come with a warranty. With this in mind they’re often not recommend for high traffic areas but are a perfectly viable option for rooms that are unlikely to see much use, such as a spare bedroom. A budget carpet may also be fine as a temporary fix, for example, if trying to sell your property or for a rental property. When working out how much you can afford to spend on a carpet make sure you factor in the cost of any underlay that is required, along with door bars and carpet fitting. Underlay is always recommended, particularly for main living areas, and so you should always make an allowance for this. Good quality underlay will normally set you back around £5 to £10 a square meter. To save some money when replacing carpets, it is often advisable to remove and dispose of the old carpet yourself as most fitters will charge extra for this. It may also be possible to reuse existing underlay, given that it is good condition, along with door bars. You can also save money by removing any furniture from a room yourself before it is carpeted as this will save time when the carpet is fitted.

What should you expect to pay for a new carpet?  

Carpets are a major investment for your home; adding comfort, warmth and even soundproofing your space. But what price should you expect to...

What should you expect to pay for a new carpet?  

Carpets are a major investment for your home; adding comfort, warmth and even soundproofing your space. But what price should you expect to...

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