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rtbeck820

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I got my first quote today for replacing our carpet upstairs. Approximately 750 sq. ft., quality pad, carpet just above builder's grade and installation was $2,230. Definitely plan on getting a 2nd quote...would really like to cut that price by $200-$300. Does anyone have any advice on getting a good deal on carpet? I tried asking if it would cut cost if we tore out the old carpet and they said it's included in their price already.
 

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So their price includes YOU doing the tear out?
If their price includes them tearing out the ask them how much less if you do the tear out.
Definitely get a second bid.
They typically will be within $100 between them for apples to apples.
 

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Is the "quality" pad 3/8" FHA foam, or 100oz rubber?
 

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8 lb rebond 1/2" pad would be your best option. Don't let them sell you 3/8 foam pad.. It will flatten out in a year or so and feel like you are walking on the wood. I don't think anyone uses rubber pad anymore, have not seen any in 20 years.
Get a couple more bids. Try an independent store or even see how much to just buy the material and find an independent installer.
 

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