Originally Posted by Spaceman
I prefer the Masland and based on the pricing you are getting, I think it's a pretty good deal. The carpet store I went with gave me builder pricing and said the square foot cost I was getting would be the same even if I was doing the entire house. My 2nd quote was within $50 of this one.
For comparison, my cost breakdown looked like this:
Floor & Riser
309 SF Masland Quadrate-Times Square w/ 3/8" pad (floor & riser) @ $5.15/sf=$1591.35
Labor + extra charges for riser, riser steps & pattern match=$149.65
81 SF Masland Signet- Black w/ .45" pad @ $5.75/sf=$465.75
Labor + extra charges for stage steps=$96.25
.45" pad + labor to relay existing carpet in new media closet (30 sf)=$100.00
It's a big expense either way. I'd say go with the one that you like best.
thanks ..he was not charging any extra for the stage and riser
actually here is how he breaks it down
The first cut of carpet I need is running parallel to the length of the stage in the theater area. It will be 12' x 16' (192 square feet). The next cut of carpet will run from the wall behind the stairs all the way to the back wall behind the bar (before the bar begins). It needs to be 12' x 21'6" (258 square feet). The third cut will run from the doorway to the "game room" to the beginning of the bar. That cuts needs to be 12' x 15' (180 square feet). Finally, the final cut I need of the Quadrate will cover the raised platform in the theater area. Because I am running the carpet east-west, that cut needs to be 12'x 8'9" (105 square feet) to cover the platform and the drop down to the main floor. The remaining part of that piece is being used to cover the steps. The total needed of the Quadrate style is 735 square feet.
For the stage, I have to make sure the carpet I use covers from the far back wall all the way to the furthest south tip of the curves step. Because the stage is 15'7" at its widest point, to cover this without seams I would need a full 12'x15'9" piece of carpet (189 square feet) if I ran it east-west. However, as I mentioned when we met, I was willing to run the carpet north-south and put a seam on the stage in order to minimize the footage needed. To cover from the back of the stage down the front of the stage nosing, I need a 5' length of carpet. I need two of these 5' lengths to cover the stage and the step, so I am ordering a 12'x10'3" (126 square feet) cut.
There is obviously going to be some leftover small pieces of waste carpet, but that is a normal part of any carpet installation. By the nature of the beast, you have more waste associated with patterned carpets. I also explored the option of running the carpet in the north-south direction and no square footage would be saved.
The normal pricing for the Masland Quadrate is $5.52 per square foot, fully installed with padding. The normal price for the solid Mohawk carpet on the stage is $3.29 per square foot, fully installed. Your proposal is based on ($5.52 x 735) + ($3.29 x 126) = $4,471.74. The proposal then reflects the 10% home show discount included.