What Affects New Carpet Price Ranges?


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Three factors affect the cost of new carpet: how many square feet of carpet are necessary, the cost per square foot and the cost of the padding and installation. Installation costs are variable depending on labor costs where the carpet was purchased.

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Carpet is usually priced by the square yard. The square footage of a room is determined by multiplying the length times the width. There are 9 square feet in a square yard. The total square footage of a room is divided by nine, then an additional 10 to 20 percent more carpet is added to the total to allow for cutting and waste.

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