Average Carpet Prices Per Square Foot

Article Written By Nena | Category: Carpet

The average carpet price per square foot starts at about $0.81 for a plush polyester fiber that’s been treated with a stain resistant formulation, while authentic Stainmaster carpet prices can go up as high as $2.44 or more for a nylon frieze, and over $3 for the Tactesse line (and this will not include the carpet pad or foam underlay you’ll also require). To help you choose which is the best flooring solution for your particular needs, here is a detailed outline of carpet types and manufacturers with the average carpet prices you can expect to pay per square foot and square yard.

Stainmaster Carpet Prices

It’s not the cheapest choice, but in many circles it’s considered one of the best options. However, when you start to price carpets, you’ll find that the same company offers many different levels of quality and styles for different budgets, and that’s true of Stainmaster. About the cheapest Stainmaster carpet prices you’ll find will be those offered by places like Owen, where they have nylon frieze in all the popular neutral colors for about $2.44 per square foot, in other words, just under $22 per square yard.

This price quote, of around $22 per square yard, also includes the famous Stainmaster Tactesse collection as well.
What is Tactesse? It’s a carpet that uses two-ply twisted yarn in what is called barber pole, which means it twists two different colors together, to allow for a subtle blend of color that appears evenly distributed throughout the carpet.

Depending on how the fibers are twisted, and what colors are mixed, the effect can be very subtle or more dramatic. In the Tactesse collection, you can choose from 25 different colors, all blended perfectly to give a rich designer quality look to your floor.

However there is also another Tactesse line that’s part of the Soft Luxury collection that’s a little more expensive. Although also a twisted nylon fiber, it’s even richer and plusher underfoot. This is one of the top collections that offers you a choice of 20 colors, many are modern and vibrant, with the well-known Stainmaster Xtra Life warranty, which if you aren’t aware is a 10 year quality guarantee that it will retain its texture and will not soil. That line costs just over $3 per square foot (or almost $28 a square yard), and comes in up to 12 foot widths, especially good when pricing wall to wall carpeting solutions.

Just as a help to choosing the brand names, which can be confusing, here are some of the collections that are Stainmaster quality and fall within the average $2.44 to$3.11 carpet price range:

  1. Irresistible
  2. Dream World
  3. Artist’s View
  4. Fresh Perspectives
  5. Ride the Wind
  6. Soft Luxury

Within these categories you’ll find tweed, frieze, the Tactesse collections, as well as twisted and textured variations.

Looking Specifically For Berber Carpet Prices?

If you’re looking for berber carpeting, then you probably already know that this is a looped design that is usually chosen for high traffic areas or commercial spaces, and often has a versatile multi-tone coloring that doesn’t show wear or dirt as easily as some other choices. Berber was exclusively wool at one time, and therefore high quality but quite expensive, however with technology have come some more affordable options.

There are now some good alternatives that offer a choice of cut and uncut loops, and even combinations that give the carpet a textured look and are crafted more affordably using high-end nylon fibers.

The Off Broadway Stainmaster collection that has the 10 year warranty, as well as a 7 year stain and soil resistance assurance, and a lifetime antistatic guarantee, and also retains its color, and is protected by the Dupont Teflon patented soil and liquid repelling system, costs just $2.60 per square foot (about $23.40 per sq. yard), and is available a little cheaper if bought by the roll. Choose from over 30 colors!

If you need large quantities of carpet consider another solution. Instead of buying retail, check out:

Cheap Wholesale Carpet Prices – Berber Collections

The best wholesale carpet prices on the Berber lines are available through Georgia Carpet Industries and offer a complete series called Jessica’s Jewel Berber carpet, which comes in 8 color blends, and also the second series called Jake’s Gem which is a line with pronounced color combinations, for just $0.84 per square foot if it’s cut, or even better at $0.67 if bought by the roll. It’s 100% olefin carpet fiber with a 23 ounce weight, and if purchased by the roll, has a 12 or 15 foot minimum.

Mohawk Carpet

Carpet pricing for Mohawk lines is also varied like the other well-known flooring manufactures because of the various different collections and fibers available.

The main collections are crafted with what they call SmartStrand fibers and come in eight different styles under three basic lines called Design Savvy, Fashion Knowledge and Intelligent Style. They also claim an incredible resistance to stains because of having been treated with a product that can’t be washed off.

The other unique thing about the SmartStrand carpeting is that it is said to be eco-friendly. The Mohawk carpet prices range from about $1.96 for the Sweet Dreams Frieze sold in rolls, or $2.26 for cut pieces, to the plush designs in the same series, like the Warm Fuzzies for $2.60 per square foot (or just $2.28 by the roll).

The rich colors available are impressive, too many to list, like Grape Jam, Eggplant, Candy Kisses, Bamboo, Honeysuckle and Sweet Potato. There are also Sculptured Tapestry lines for about $1.80 a square foot or just over $16 a sq. yard. If you buy in rolls, with a minimum charge that will apply, you can save even more by paying just $1.53.

Georgia Carpet Industries Discount Carpet

For a series that’s ultra plush and only coats $.063 a square foot, check into the Dedication II collection that’s sold through Georgia Carpet Industries and is a textured plush carpet that comes in all the colors you can imagine, including Mahogany, Candy Apple, Powder Puff, Purple Passion and soft neutral tones like Hazelnut, Wheat and Sunset Beige.

If you see something you like in their online catalogue and want to be sure the color is the same off-screen, just click to order some real carpet samples which will be sent to you.

Carpet Installation

While budgeting for your wall to wall carpet, especially if you require a large amount, please consider two additional factors:

One factor is the delivery time it will take to get from the warehouse to your home. Consider these timeframes when ordering online. It can take as little as two or three working days to receive your orders in some regions, but as much as a week or more in others.

The second factor is that there are sometimes additional charges per square foot (or square yard) for delivery and this can seriously affect your overall carpet price. Sometimes there is just a flat shipping rate based on the palette weight which may be as little as $50 or as much as $90. Please be sure to get an exact quote and a free sample to verify the color, BEFORE placing your order online.

You want to know all costs are included and be sure that the color is what you desire. Remember that is some cases when you buy carpet online, if you have not requested a sample, and your carpet arrives and it’s not what you’d hoped, you won’t be able to return it. It’s a strange policy that some companies hold to, but a good one, because it forces you to get a sample and know what color and texture you’re getting in advance. This saves a lot of hassle for both you the buyer and the carpet retailer.

The last concern is finding good carpet installation prices, and we can’t help too much in this area because you’ll have to hire a local carpet installer, and prices vary from region to region, although it’s possible it be around $.050 a square foot (that may or may not include cushion /underlay).

Some people claim that it’s cost effective to use places like Home Depot, and as far as we know, their carpet installation price are set at about $0.88, however that was also for cushioning. Some independent carpet installers can charge as little as fifty cents a square foot as stated above, but will likely have a minimum charge for the overall job. It is well-known that bathrooms are always a bit more expensive (usually you should add about $50) and stairs….ouch! there’s usually a minimum of $150 to start.

For more information regarding Stair Rods and Carpet Underlay, please browse related topics. Aside from wall to wall carpet recommendations, and price information, we also have suggestions for Accent Rugs, Decorating with Round Rugs and even tips for Wool Rug Cleaning.

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