DIY Network's Amy Matthews answers all the right carpet-buying questions.
Choose the right pad. Check manufacturer guides to select type, thickness, density rating and breathability.
Beware of hidden costs plus material and labor fees. Basic carpet installation specials may be limited in scope.
Check references of carpet installers. Many states require a contractor's license, bond and insurance.
Get several free estimates. You should never have to pay for an estimate or to measure.
Select the right grade of carpet to meet your needs, goals, lifestyle and budget.