I just installed all new carpet in my home. The best deal I found was by going through Home Depot. The installation was a flat fee of $96.00 for a superior and professional installation by their installers. I removed the old carpet and pad as their cost for this was around $400.00. The sales associate that I worked with coordinated the installation and checked back to make sure it was completed to our satisfaction.
A couple of tips:
1) Ask the sales associate for a discount. If the material cost are over $2,500 they can obtain a bid from the professional desk (we ended up with a sizable discount on the materials).
2) Go with a heavier pad as it will make the carpet last longer then the standard minimum pad. The heavier pad cost in minimal when compared to extending the life of the carpet, (This is something that I learned while doing new construction sales and while working in the building supply business.)
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