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How Much Does Commercial Carpet Cost?

Commercial carpeting can add a warm touch to any office, waiting room, or store. It may also be used in apartments, condos and rental homes.   When it comes to commercial carpet cost, prices can vary widely. Mohawk commercial carpet comes in a variety of materials and styles.

Cost of Commercial Carpet

The minimum is $2 per square foot.  A higher quality commercial carpet may cost over $3 per square foot.  High-end commercial carpets may cost as much as $7 per square foot. To learn more about pricing, ask for a free quote from Peeks. 

Is carpet a good choice for the money? Carpet offers these advantages over other types of flooring:

  • temperature insulation
  • significant noise abatement
  • softest floor covering choice

Commercial Carpeting Cost Factors

As you consider what type of carpet to use, you will want to understand how materials and construction affect the price.

Material: Olefin vs Nylon

If your main concern is the cost, it is more likely that you will choose olefin. This material is cheaper than the others on the market. However, it generally is less durable. 

For durability, nylon is a better choice. You can find truly attractive styles with stain resistance. Mohawk commercial carpet warranties have a ten-year span. During the first four years, the company will reimburse 100 percent of costs. After that, the amount is pro-rated.

Construction: Cut vs Loop

If your business needs a high-end carpet, you will probably go for cut pile.  This is plusher and more luxurious. You can get something durable and stain resistant, but it will also be beautiful and inviting.

On the other hand, loop carpet is the best choice for heavily trafficked areas. It is less expensive, but it doesn’t necessarily look it.   Loop pile has not been cut and is less likely to fray. 

Carpet tiles can come with either cut or loop pile.  Commercial buyers like these because it is easy to replace them individually and maintain the overall look. 

Residential vs Commercial Carpeting Considerations

If your business is furnishing rental properties, you may consider residential carpets instead of commercial.  It depends on the nature of your rental.  Obviously a middle- or high-end residence will require a plusher carpet. 

Advantages for Rental Homes

  • Sturdier, designed for long wear
  • Stain-resistant
  • Cheaper than residential (usually)
  • Versatile
  • Many colors and patterns

Disadvantages for Rental Homes

  • Uncomfortable to sit or lie on
  • Rough texture
  • Doesn’t feel good to bare feet.
  • High-end commercial carpets may be more expensive than residential.
  • Stain-resistant residential carpet may be a better choice.

Commercial Carpeting Tips

  • Large areas are cheaper to carpet with commercial products.
  • A thick underlay can make a rough carpet more pleasant to walk on.
  • A thick underlay will help any carpet last longer.
  • Stain resistant carpet costs more, but it will last longer.
  • Professional installation is essential for warranty coverage.

Peeks Carpet Co. has the selection, financing, and installation you need.  Stop by or call our store for more information.

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