Carpet Removal and DisposalThat carpet is worn. It’s old. And, it’s dirty. Which means it needs to go and go as soon as possible. What you must know upfront is that carpet removal isn’t too big a deal. Yes, it does require some time and effort. However, it’s not something that takes specialized skills and/or tools. Just empty the room (don’t leave anything inside). Then, pull up the carpet starting in a corner.
…hate your carpet? Want to exchange it for something that is easier to maintain, cleaner and lasts longer? Do as we did and consider laminate flooring. My husband and I did, and we have never regretted it. Recently some good friends replaced their carpet with Pergo. It was beautiful, and they told us it required only minimal care. This caused us to start thinking about the fact we might want to do the same because the carpet in our condo was causing numerous problems. —Den GardenIf possible, pull it up along the wall from one side to the next. Roll it up as you go across the room. Stop about half way, cut the carpet in half. Then, roll up the other half. Doing so will make it much easier to handle and a lot less heavy. Then, roll up the padding and carry it out of the room. Thereafter, you can have a junk removal service pick it up and take it away.
Best Oakland Carpet Replacement OptionsOkay, if you need carpet replacement, then what are the best options? Well, there are four strong contenders and each has its pros and cons. Here are the best carpet replacement options to consider:
- Tile. Beautiful and durable, tile costs between $1 and $20 per square foot. So, there’s a huge price range. And, there’s all sorts of options available. But, it’s typically expensive. Also, it’s not ideal for some spaces, like bedrooms.
- Vinyl. One of the least expensive option is vinyl (it only costs about $1 to $5 per square foot) and it comes in a wide variety of styles. But, it’s not as durable as tile or hardwood, or engineered flooring.
- Laminate. If the lowest price is the goal, go for laminate. It costs just .50 cents to $3 per square foot. Although it also comes in a big variety of styles, it’s not always water-resistant and doesn’t fare well for resale.
- Hardwood. For durability and beauty, hardwood is the way to go. But, it comes with a substantial cost, ranging from $3 to $12 per square foot. Select engineered hardwood and pay less but get more out of it.