Re: Cost of a wool carpet2
Jul 14, 2007 7:54 pm
There are the standard prices that apply to promotional ranges in stores. They probably start at about $110 per linear m (12ft broadloom). That would be a really cheap basic quality wool, and not such a good buy. For decent quality wools, they would start at about $140, but truly good quality tufted wool carpets will be about $250. Then you have magnificent quality woven carpets like axminsters and wiltons at around $330 to $450 per linear metre.
But then, if you need carpets just for a room or few, often you can get real bargains by looking for remnants. Many warehouse stores will have a selection of remnants (the end of rolls they've sold) at about 40-50% less than their usual price.
Can I ask what you are looking at doing? I might be able to advise you in more specific terms as to the most suitable floor-covering for your project.
Re: Cost of a wool carpet3
Jul 14, 2007 9:13 pm
Thanks Ash. We are building a house and putting carpet in the bedrooms, hallway to the bedrooms (not the main hallway) and a home office. Being fussy as I am, I only like one style, I think they call it sisal and some loop piled ones.
Quite shocked by the prices though .
Re: Cost of a wool carpet4
Jul 14, 2007 10:02 pm
http://www.cavbrem.com.au/cbconsumer/in ... 4E8E5E8406
There's some to look at. Cavalier Bremworth make some of the better sisal style carpets.
I'm not a great fan of many of the sisal style carpets, although some quality wool ones are quite nice. (Check out the Cav/Brem Marquetry range) They will normally be about $250 per m (broadloom).
Cheaper ones are just that.
I advise against this style of carpet in an office. Really, a more suitable carpet should be fitted where office chairs are wheeled around.
Compared to other floorcoverings, carpets are excellent value for money. I really can't understand people saying they are expensive when they readily pay mega $$$ on other floor-coverings such as timber, stone etc.
A good sized main bedroom at say 3.6m x 5m will cost around $1250 + underlay and laying, $1400 for a nice quality wool carpet that will give good service for at least around 14 years.
A quality timber floor to that room would be around $1800-2000.
Food for thought!
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