Home   Sitemap   Foot-Traffic Test  Trusted Dealers

Carpet Professor  

Nylon Carpet Cost and Prices

©2022 Alan Fletcher - Consumer Advocate

 

Lets take a look at the cost of a typical residential NYLON carpet and how long a carpet might last depending on your application and what grade or quality level you choose. 

 

 

To learn what grade of carpet you may need to select for your home, take my free Carpet Foot Traffic Test.

 

 

1. Apartment Grade Carpet 

 

Average Longevity:

  • Low traffic                  5 years

  • Medium traffic            4 years

  • Heavy traffic              3 years

Average Cost per square yard installed $18.00 to 25.00

  • Carpet Cost $12.00 to 18.00 per sq. yd. 

  • Specifications - 24 to 28 ounce face-weight, 100% Nylon fiber. 

  • Fiber: Staple or Continuous Filament

  • Pad Cost $2.75 to 3.50 per sq. yd.

  • Pad Specs - 3/8" to 7/16" Rebond pad, 3 to 6 pound density.

  • Installation Cost $3.50 to 5.00 per sq. yd. 

There is no manufacturer's warranty for carpet installed on rental property. Shaw and Mohawk both make plenty of apartment-grade textured plush style carpets to choose from. Looped Berber styles made of Olefin are not recommended for rental properties because they snag easily, are hard to keep clean and do not tolerate heavy foot traffic.

 

 

2. Builder Grade Carpet

 

Average Longevity

  • Low traffic                   8 years

  • Medium traffic             6 years

  • Heavy traffic                4 years

Average Cost for Carpet, Pad & Installation - $28 to $40 per square yard 

  • Carpet Cost $15.00 to 25.00 per sq. yd. 

  • Specifications - 28 to 35 ounce face-weight, 100% nylon fiber. 

  • Fiber: Staple or Continuous Filament

  • Pad Cost $2.00 to 3.00 per sq. yd.

  • Pad Specs - 3/8" to 7/16" Rebond pad, 5 to 6 pound density.

  • Installation Cost $3.75 to 5.25 per sq. yd. 

Many home builders require homebuyers to select carpet upgrades from the builders predetermined sources. The builder may receive a monetary kickback from any upgrades selected.

 

3. Upgraded Residential Carpet

          

Average Longevity

  • Low traffic                 12 years

  • Medium traffic             9 years

  • Heavy traffic                7 years

Average

  • Carpet Cost $20.00 to 30.00 per sq. yd. 

  • Specifications - 30 to 40 ounce face-weight, 100% Nylon BCF fiber. 

  • Fiber: Continuous filament

  • Minimum Carpet Density 1800

  • Minimum Tuft Twist 4.5

  • Pad Cost $3.50 to 4.50 per sq. yd.

  • Pad Specs - 3/8" to 7/16" Rebond pad, 6 to 8 pound density.

  • Installation Cost $3.75 to 6.25 per sq. yd. 

Check installer qualifications and references, make sure a power stretcher is used. Select from Berber, Plush, Saxony, Textured Plush, frieze, or Sculptured styles. There is no carpet warranty for any carpet installed on stairs. 

 

 

4. High Quality Residential Carpet

  

Average Longevity

  • Low traffic                  20 years

  • Medium traffic             15 years

  • Heavy traffic                12 years

Total Cost for Carpet, Pad & Installation - $48 to $75 per yard.

  • Carpet Cost $35.00 to 60.00 per sq. yd. 

  • Specifications -

  • Fiber: Continuous Filament

  • Minimum Carpet Density 2500

  • Minimum Tuft Twist 5.0

  • Pad Cost $4.50 to 6.50 per sq. yd.

  • Pad Specs - 3/8" to 7/16" Rebond pad, 6 to 8 pound density.

  • Installation Cost $4.75 to 8.25 per sq. yd. 

 

Berber, Frieze and Cut & Loop styles wear exceptionally well. You must use a well-qualified installer for this grade of carpet. Popular carpet brands are Stainmaster, Karastan, and Royalty. Non branded carpets are Shaw, Mohawk and Beaulieu. There is no carpet warranty for any carpet installed on stairs. Visit my Carpet Care Guide to learn how to make your carpet last years longer.

 

 

Note: Many factors contribute to the longevity of carpets. This is a basic estimate of carpet longevity and cost. it assumes you follow the manufacturers maintenance and care guidelines. The more foot traffic you have in your home, the faster your carpet will wear out. The purpose of the information on this web page is to help you choose a suitable carpet to meet your needs, goals, budget and lifestyle. Having pets in the home was not factored into the estimates of this guide.

 

How Much Carpet Do You Need?

This can be a simple "rough" measure you can do yourself or an accurate measure done by a professional. Learn how to measure for carpet yourself.

 

 

Q. Why Do Carpet Retailers and Carpet Salespeople PUSH Polyester Carpets? Profit!

Polyester & P.E.T. Polyester are among the cheapest fibers to manufacture which is often why manufacturers and carpet salespeople work so hard to convince homeowners to buy it. When you buy a carpet made from Polyester... It translates into more profit for the carpet dealer for the carpet manufacturer and higher commissions for the carpet salesperson too!

 

Continue...

 

 

Best Carpet Dealer List

 

Alan's Carpet Buying Guide eBookOrder Now 

Carpet Buying Guide eBook

(Instant Download to Any Device)

Alan's Complete Carpet Buying Guide

Only $9.99 at Amazon.com

 

____________________________________________

 

Free Carpet Articles

Print my Free Coupon and Shopping Forms

Recommended Carpet Stores Near Me?

What to know more about Carpet Specifications?

Buy Carpet from Lowe's, Home Depot, Empire or Costco?

Carpet Installation Costs, Charges and Fees

 

Selecting the Right Grade of Carpet and Padding

Choosing the Right Carpet Pad

Best & Worst Places to Buy New Carpet

Measure Your Home for Carpet Yourself

Best Carpet & Padding for Stairs

Best Carpet Choices For Stairs

 

200+ Common Carpet Buying Questions Answered

Top 20 Carpet Buying Questions & Answers

 

 

Related Websites:

CarpetProfessor

AbcCarpetPro.com

HowToBuyCarpet

BestCarpetChoice

 

Alan's Blogs and Social Media Sites:

Facebook

Twitter

 

©2022 Alan Fletcher - All Rights Reserved.

All content is the opinion of the author.

 

 

Carpet Professor

Email     Homepage      Sitemap     Disclaimer / Privacy Policy Statement