Carpeting Estimating Guide
Contractors Solutions Inc.

Cost estimates and informative support.
Measure the length and the width of each room or area to be carpeted.
Sketch out the shape of the room, indicating doors and other recesses, and note adjoining floor surfaces
(this helps determine the carpet needed in doorways).
Laminate Flooring is made by a high process procedure, which fuses or glues together a sandwich of materials. The top surface has traditionally been wood, but these days just about any flooring material finish can be emulated, even marble or ceramic tiles. The strips of laminate often have an edge that clicks together and pulls itself to the next plank, ensuring that there are no unsightly gaps, as is often the case with badly laid traditional wood flooring material.
Vinyl can be produced that looks just like wood or slate, can be mixed with other materials to incorporate borders and motifs or can even be custom made to your own preference. Rubber continues to gain popularity with consumers and manufacturers are responding with a greater range than ever before. Cork is a wonderfully warm and sensual material and if treated properly can last as well as any flooring material while linoleum has come a long way.
 

 

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Demo.  Remove all Grades of Carpeting, except glued down.  No hauling costs or dump fees included. SY $ 2.20
Demo.  Remove Glue-Down Carpet Tile.   No hauling costs or dump fees included. SY $ 2.75
Demo.  Remove Padding.   No hauling costs or dump fees included. SY $ 1.27
Installed Rebond Carpet Pad SY $6.77
Installed Urethane Carpet Pad  SY $ 6.31
Installed Rubber Slab Carpet Pad SY $ 6.42
Installed Rubber Waffle Carpet Pad SY $ 6.18
Installed Jute Hair Carpet Pad SY $ 5.81
Installed Fair Grade Carpeting, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $ 20.83
Installed Standard Grade, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $22.83
Installed Good Grade, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $29.83
Installed Premium Grade, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $34.83
Installed Indoor-Outdoor, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $20.34
Installed 100% Wool, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $45.56
Installed Berber, no pad, tack strips; or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste SY $32.33
Installed Glue-Down Carpet Tile $ 4.00 Ea 12" x 12" PSF X 9= $ 36.00 SY $40.00
Installed Standard Commercial, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $24.19
Installed Good Commercial, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $25.96
Installed Better Commercial, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $26.11
Installed Premium Commercial, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $30.48
Installed Designer Commercial, no pad, tack strips;
or hot melt tape on seams with 7% waste
SY $53.99
Installed Padding for Commercial includes labor and material,
rebound pad under commercial quality carpeting. No waste
SY $6.09
Add Floor Prep for Glued Carpeting,
existing slab or sub floor, reflects average time to prep including sanding mastic
SY $13.62
Add for Waterfall Steps for Carpeting EA $18.10
Add for Wrapped Steps for Carpeting EA $20.94
Add for Sewn Edge (1) Side Carpeting LF $18.66
Installed Carpet Tack Strip, Includes cost for the removal of the old and new tack strip LF $3.49
Installed Carpet Conversion Strip LF $4.49
Steam clean Carpeting  SY $7.82
Minimum Charge Premium Grade Carpeting,
travel to the job, set up, minimal materials, equipment on the job site
MC $128.61
Minimum Charge Other Grades Carpeting,
travel to the job, set up, minimal materials, equipment on the job site
MC $118.62
Minimum Charge Add Floor Prep for Glued Carpeting
travel to the job, set up, minimal materials, equipment on the job site
MC $99.08
Minimum Charge Steam clean Carpeting,
travel to the job, set up, minimal materials, equipment on the job site
MC $90.00
Contractors Solutions Inc. - Price Information for Carpets
Length in feet X width in feet, divide by 9 =SY     LF=Lineal feet (running feet)
This is a Pricing Guide to estimate the approximate cost of carpeting services.
Basic materials are included in these costs. Equipment purchases are not included.
All costs must be confirmed by email to a staff member of Contractors Solutions Inc

Important Note: The prices listed below are researched to be "industry averaged" and do not represent the prices or costs of any particular company affiliated with Contractors Solutions Inc.
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Carpets Industry Glossary of Terms
Abrash: A change in the carpet color due to differences in the wool or dye batch. The color change runs across the carpet, and is most likely to occur at the top.
Adhesive: A substance that dries to a film capable of holding materials together by surface attachment. An adhesive is used between the carpet padding and the carpet.
Antistatic: The ability of a carpet system to dissipate an electrostatic charge before it reaches the threshold of human sensitivity.
Attached Cushion: A material such as foam, rubber, urethane, PVC, etc. that creates a cushion and is adhered to the back side of a carpet. It can provide additional dimensional stability, thickness and padding.
Average Pile Yarn Weight: Mass per unit area of the pile yarn including buried portions of the pile yarn. In the U.S., it is usually expressed as ounces per square yard.
Backing: Fabrics and yarns that make up the back of the carpet as opposed to the carpet pile or face.
Berber: Loop-pile carpet tufted with thick yarn, such as wool, nylon or olefin. Often having random specks of color in contrast to a base hue, this floor covering has a full, comfortable feel, while maintaining an informal, casual look.  Currently, this term has expanded to describe many level or multi-level loop carpet styles.
Binding: To protect, strengthen or decorate the edge, a band or strip of material is sewn over a carpet edge itself.
Carpet: Carpet is a heavy fabric used to cover floor and made from a variety of fibers.
Crushing: Crushing is irreparable loss of pile height caused by traffic or weight.
Denier: Denier is the amount of yarn per area of carpet.
Cushion: Any kind of material placed under carpet to provide softness and adequate support when it is walked upon. Carpet cushion provides a softer feel underfoot and provides added acoustical and insulation benefits and longer wear life for the carpet.  In some cases, the carpet cushion is attached to the carpet when it is manufactured.  Also referred to as "padding" or "underlay," although "cushion" is the preferred term.
Density: Density refers to the amount of pile yarn per area of carpet or the closeness of the tufts. Higher density carpet improves resistance to crushing and matting.
Double-Glued Seams: Double-glued seams attach carpet to bare floor to prevent delamination and edge ravel. Installers should double-glue seams to prevent fuzzing.
Face Weight: Face weight is the number of ounces of fiber per square yard in the face of the carpet (not including the backing). The face weight affects performance and durability.  Face weight is different from density because it varies with carpet height.
Fiber: Fiber is the fundamental unit of carpet. Carpet fibers are made from nylon, polyester, cotton, acrylics, wool, and recycled material.
Flocked: Flocked carpet is made of tufts of wool or cotton fiber.
Fuzzing: Fuzzing occurs when fluffy particles appear on carpet surfaces. It is caused by fibers that loosen because of weak twist or snags. Professional carpet cleaners can shear the carpet to remove fuzzing.
Heatsetting: Heatsetting is the process of heating or steaming yarns to hold their twist. Most nylon, olefin, and polyester cut pile carpets are heatset.
Knitted: Knitted carpet is formed by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops
Matting: Matting is the usually irreversible adhesion of carpet yarn caused by traffic or dirt.
Memory: Carpet memory refers to texture retention.
Needle Punched: Needle punched carpet is stitched into backing material
Pile: A pile is a column of carpet fiber.
Pile Reversal: Pile reversal or shading is a feature of cut pile carpet. Traffic bends the carpet fiber in different directions creating an impression of light and dark areas. Regular vacuuming can create uniform shades.
Pilling: Pilling occurs when fluffy particles appear on carpet surfaces. It is caused by fibers that loosen because of weak twist or snags. Usually, you can simply cut the pills with sharp scissors.  If the pills are large, however, call in a professional carpet cleaner, retailer, or installer to resolve the problem.
Plush: This finish is normally achieved only on cut-pile carpet produced from non-heat-set singles spun yarns by brushing and shearing. It is sometimes called "velvet-plush" and is the luxuriously smooth-textured carpet surface in which individual tufts are only minimally visible and the overall visual effect is that of a single level of yarn ends.
Rippling: Heat and humidity can cause ruffles or waves in wall-to-wall carpet. A professional carpet retailer or installer can re-stretch the carpet with a power stretcher.
Shading: Shading is the same as pile reversal.
Shedding: New carpet tends to shed for a few weeks after installation. Regular vacuuming can resolve this problem. Shedding is more common in cut pile carpet and in wool carpet.  Synthetic fiber carpet (such as nylon) does not shed as much
Snags: Snags can occur when an object tangles in carpet. Usually, you can simply cut the snag with sharp scissors. If the snag is large, however, call in a professional carpet cleaner, retailer, or installer to resolve the problem.
Soiling: Soiling occurs when dirt particles build up in carpet fibers. Regular vacuuming and cleaning will prevent this problem.
Sprouting: Sprouting occurs when fluffy particles appear on carpet surfaces. Usually, you can simply cut the sprouts with sharp scissors. If the sprouts are large, however, call in a professional carpet cleaner, retailer, or installer to resolve the problem.
Static Electricity: Cold and low humidity often create isolated motionless charges of electricity. Some carpets provide static resistance. Humidifiers also limit static electricity buildup.
Texture Retention: Texture retention or carpet memory is the ability of tufts to retain their shape under traffic. Caring for care will help texture retention.
Tufted: Tufted carpets are pieces of yarn embedded in backing material.
Twist: Twist is the winding of the yarn around itself. More twist improves carpet performance (especially in cut pile).
Twist Level: Twist level is the number of turns per inch of yarn.
Waterfall Installation: Stairs are composed of a tread (the upper horizontal part of a step) and a riser (the upright member between two stair treads). Waterfall installation attaches carpet to two points on each step (one at the back of the tread and one at the bottom of each riser).  This type of installation extends the life of carpet on stairs.  When the carpet on the treads become worn, they can be taken up, reversed, and reinstalled with the worn areas placed over the risers.
Woven: Interlacing strands of fiber into a yarn forms woven carpet.
Yarn: Yarn is made of fibers that are twisted together to form a continuous strand.
Yarn Count: Yarn count reflects the amount of yarn packed into a given area.
Flooring & Carpet. Vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, carpet, maintenance & repairs for vinyl flooring, maintenance & repairs for carpeting, scratches, small cuts in flooring. Flooring can come in many different forms. There are several common floor coverings like vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, hardwood and carpet. Vinyl flooring is also known as "resilient flooring" and is the least expensive covering and the easiest to install. It's most likely used in kitchens and bathrooms.

Ceramic tile is hard, durable and available in a wide variety of sizes, patterns and colors. There are some different categories of ceramic tile like glazed ceramic tile, which has a colored glaze, quarry tile, which is unglazed, porous, softer and thicker than glazed but has to be protected with sealer once in a while. Porcelain mosaic tile is extremely dense and naturally water-resistant and has the same color throughout its thickness.

Hardwood floors are durable and easy to clean. A hardwood floor could last forever if it's treated periodically with a strong urethane finish. Plywood-backed flooring and floating plank floors cost less than solid hardwood and can be used for do-it-yourself installation. Scratches can be filled and a badly damaged small area can possibly be fixed with new planks.
Carpet is most common in bedrooms, family rooms and hallways. The two basic types of carpeting are loop-pile, which uses uncut loops of yarn to make a textured look, and cut-pile, which has trimmed fibers that gives a more uniform appearance. The two pile types are sometimes combined in one carpet. Carpet has better appearance and comfort instead of durability, but maintenance consists of reducing wear by keeping it as clean as possible.
Maintaining and Repairing Vinyl Flooring - Today's high-quality vinyl floor coverings don't need any regular care besides sweeping and mopping. For repairing, it depends on the type of floor and the type of damage. It's better to replace the damaged tiles.
With sheet vinyl, you can use the surface or patch in new material. For small cuts and scratches you can use liquid seam sealer, a clear compound that's available anywhere vinyl flooring is sold. That will permanently fuse cuts and scratches so they're almost invisible. Clean the area with lacquer thinner and soft cloth. When it's dry, squeeze a thin bead of sealer into the scratch. For tears or burns, cut out the damaged area and glue in a patch cut from matching flooring. If it's badly worn or damage is widespread, all you can do is replace it.
Maintaining & Repairing Carpeting - The most important thing you can do to make a carpet last long is to keep it clean, vacuuming often and getting rid of stains as soon as they happen. You should be aware of any cleaning method that exposes carpet to too much moisture or leaves a soap residue; it often proves to be a magnet for dirt in the future. Burns and stains are the most common problems. If the burns are shallow enough, you can use small scissors to clip them away. For deeper burns, patch them by cutting away and replacing the damaged area. Remove damage or stain by using a "cookie-cutter" tool, available at carpeting stores. Press the cutter down over the area and twist it to cut it away. Use the cutter again to cut out a replacement patch from scrap carpeting. Insert double-face carpet tape under the cutout, positioning tape so it overlaps patch seams. Press the patch into place and make sure the pattern matches the existing carpet. Apply seam adhesive to the edges of the patch to seal the seam and prevent unraveling.

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