Wall-to-wall Carpet and Installation
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We are buying some wool carpet online from a wholesaler at a
great price. Now we just need someone to install the carpet for
us in our Berkeley home. It seems that all the local carpet
retailers either won't install carpet that's not purchased from
them, or charge an arm and a leg for it. We're looking for an
experienced contractor to do this for a good price. Any
We were in similar situation last year. we bought a discontinued
line of bamboo/coconut husk floor (from plyboo) ourself and
needed someone to remove the old carpet and install with bamboo
floor... Mr. Phat from PH Construction Inc. did a wonderful job
for a very reasonable price. He completed the work and did a
thorough clean up and removal within 2 days. Below is his
We just got a quote for carpeting our stairwell (12 stairs) and
stair landing. It came to $1997 which includes the carpet, pad,
minimum installation cost, capping, working with the patterned
carpet, serging, carpet freight. So, it is for all the costs.
Only 25% of the cost is the actual carpet (171 square feet), so
75% is labor.
Does anyone have a reliable trustworthy stairwell carpet
installer? Or can anyone recommend a reasonably priced carpet
place? We'd like to get another quote to compare with. It just
seems $1997 for 12 stairs and a landing is too pricey. What do
you think? This is with S&G Carpet. I've read the other reviews
on the web site but they don't really address this issue. Thanks
for any and all input you might have. By the way, we are wanting
to carpet the stairwell because it is too slippery for my elderly
father-in-law so we do need to make sure the carpet installation
is done properly.
I've had great luck with Tradeway Carpet in Richmond. They're
distributers of mill ends, overruns and also carry high ,
and rental quality carpeting by the yard. They're in an old
warehouse in Richmond and it's ''do it yourself'' looking for
carpet pieces if you want a great price on the aforementioned
overruns, etc. (I got a darling piece from the Disney Resort
years ago to do my classroom with for $115-compared to the $600.
the school supply places wanted) This last time I carpeted the
entire second floor of my home, the landing and about 12 stairs
for $4200 for the carpet. VERY high quality stuff I ordered.
Their installer did the job INCLUDING MOVING BEDROOMS OF
FURNITURE for $900. Yes, I do think you might consider some
options including Tradeway, which I can't recommend more highly.
I use Floor Dimensions ( http://www.floordimensions.com ). I
don't install carpet but do many other build outs/ updates/
remodels... they always square me, working with them has been
excellent. They just installed hollywood style carpet and pad
for one of my clients, Dave the installer did an EXCELLENT job.
They also supply me with various linoleum and bound area rug
options... and if you order something that's in their
warehouse... you can save some $$
good luck with that.
We just had a very unprofessional experience with The Floor Store in
Richmond. We purchased a remnant to be installed and two days later when
they were suppose to install it we found out they actually sold the
remnant to someone else without notifying us. Their customer service was
unsatisfactory around this so I am letting folks know that I would NEVER
go back to this store for any carpet needs.
Hi, I just went to a major carpet store, selected a carpet I
really like, only to be quoted an outrageous amont to have it
installed! Can anyone reccommend an independent carpet installer
who charges reasonable rates but does a good job? Also, would I
delegate that person to buy the carpet, or should I buy it
directly? Could there be a warehouse when I can find the same
carpet for a better price? I am not sure how to go about doing
this. Thank you,
For Laura who complained about the outrageous cost of carpet installation, you should ask what "installation" means to that company. We've found that sometimes costs like underlayment (sandwiched between the sub-floor and the flooring or carpeting) have been folded into the "installation" costs. I don't consider this a dishonest practice -- the underlayment may well be necessary to install the carpet -- but it leads to confusion. Ask them to break down this cost and see if it makes more sense.
Wanting advice on the idea of putting carpet over our
hardwood floors in the bedrooms. About to have a second
baby and hoping this will keep the house quieter and
warmer. Any experience with this? Will it help muffle all
the creaks in our old floors? Any suggestions on where to
get the carpet? Anything specific to do to protect hardwood
floors? Thanks for any advice!
Most carpets are full of formaldehyde. It is very toxic,
and it is at its worst when the carpet is less than a year
old. It is a very bad idea to put a new carpet in when you
are expecting a baby. Unless you get a non-toxic carpet,
like those at Nirvana Safe Haven.
I have never done any business with this company, and don't
know anything about them, except what is on their website.
I checked out most or all of the carpet sellers recommended
in our postings, and a couple of others besides, and found
Tradeway in Richmond to be the best. They sold me carpet and
vinyl and recommended an installer. Not only were prices the
best: they had the largest selection of remnants, though I
ended up buying cut pieces for the carpet. When my preferred
installer was busy and would not specify a time, the
salesman, Rich, got him on the job the following day. Rich
also took back the padding and refunded the purchase price
when it turned out I did not need it, and declined my offer
of a re-stocking charge. Tradeway, 350 Carlson Blvd., near
Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably priced,
decent quality wall-to-wall commercial carpet install?
Dick's Carpet just off Hegenburger in Oakland has a huge
selection of all types of carpet and other floor
coverings. They have some new and lots of remenents (sp?.
The staff is helpful and the prices great. They can also
install and I found them to be quick and good.
We would like to put wall-to-wall in a playroom and on the
stairs that lead to the playroom. We would love a
recommendation from someone who has worked recently with a
carpet ''store'' in the Richmond/Albany area. We are
looking for great service, price and quality...isn't
Thanks for any suggestions,
We just recently had our carpets re-done and, like you,
were looking for good quality, excellent work, and
reasonable prices! We found all three of those things
through Straus Carpets located in Okaland. They sent
a ''sales guy''- he didn't really push anything on us, just
recommended some different syles that would suit our needs-
within 24 hours of our calling them, we had a quote in
hand by the end of that vist, the installers came two days
later, installed our carpets and the carpets in our
downstairts rental and it took them just about 3/4 of the
day to do it. They were professional, fast and tidy. And
we paid exactly what the quote said. I can not recommend
them enough. We will never look for another carpet
installer again! Their phone number is 428-2828.
I need a recommendation for a good, cheap source for buying
Call Home Depot in Emeryville, which has a large carpeting department
with a huge range of carpets (and prices). Ask for Pasquale
who is a very nice salesman in the department. 601-9400
I did have Anderson Carpet
some industrial carpeting in hallways at an apartment building I
They did an excellent job in terms of delivering what they promised
the work itself (edging work at the doors to people's apartments,
and angles all smooth and seams are hidden). I also had them clean
carpets last month and they did an amazing job at stain removal. I
them very pleasant to deal with. I had one other quote on the carpet
installation (from Carpet One) that was outrageous. I also preferred
business with someone from Oakland since I live here.
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