Does anyone have an Angieslist account which they would like to pull a report for me?
We picked out a carpet and I've received 3 quotes.
The quotes were in the following range
$5,000 A+ BBB rating (BBB Accredited Business since 2/28/2006)
$4,250 A+ BBB rating (BBB Accredited Business since 6/28/2005)
$3,000 A+ BBB rating (Business is not BBB accredited) store is about 2 miles from my house and have been in business for 39 years...pretty old school operation
I have 2 more quotes coming in. The big difference between the 3 quotes is the amount of material which affects labor because "installation" is based on material ordered, not what is actually put down.
The room is perfect in width at 13' since the carpet runs 13' 2" wide. The intricate parts are the riser with steps as well as the curved stage area. Both of these locations add waste. The room is 25' long, but the riser and step add about a 2' to the length of the room making it a total of 27'
(remember the carpet is 13' wide, so each additional ft adds A LOT) There is also some variation in what they are charging me for material so it adds up quick.
1st Quote --> wants to order 34' of material. I think this is excessive, plus he was really killing me on installation with special upholstery work
2nd Quote --> wants to order 32' of material. This sounds about right with some left over which I told him I could use
3rd Quote --> wants to order 28' of material. I think this is too tight, the pattern would need to be matched on the riser and stage. I can see easily 2' of material wasted on this which would put me at 29' to 30' of material needed. If I select him, I would ask him to purchase 2'-3' extra ft of material just for comfort. I can use the excess because I want to make a 2" - 4" riser for the seats only to lift them a little higher in the back row. Thihs would probably bring him to $3,500
This is the carpet, so you get a feel of the pattern and the reason for waste when matching patterns.
We are going with the "Black Forest" color
As far as comfort level with the installers. I felt all 3 displayed the same level of confidence in completing the pattern match for the riser and stage. They all agreed it won't be perfect because you can't match a geometrical pattern onto a curved structure. They all said they would do their best to match and I agreed as long as it isn't blantantly obvious I am ok with it.