Carpet falls within the midrange of flooring costs. It’s typically cheaper than hardwood, stone, and ceramic tiles, but more expensive than most vinyl flooring materials. In addition, carpet typically requires a pad beneath it to make it more comfortable, adding to the total cost of materials.x
Which fabric should your carpet be made of? Wool is the most expensive and longest lasting, but it is less resistant to stain than synthetic materials. Nylon is long- wearing and highly resistant to stains. Olefin or polypropylene fades the least, but is less durable than other synthetics. Polyester is soft, fade-resistant, and stain-resistant. Read the label on the back side of samples for the fabric content and care instructions.