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When looking for a thick, soft, and comfortable carpet for a bedroom or living room, cable carpet makes an ideal choice. Cable carpet is very similar to shag carpeting. It is a longer, thicker fiber that can create a soft, comfortable carpet. Cable carpet is not quite as long as a shag carpet and has a thicker fiber, so it is slightly easier to maintain, while having a similar appearance and cost.
Cable carpet can be found in most fiber types, including polyester, nylon, and wool. This results in a range of costs, durabilities, and maintenance levels.
The national average cost range for cable carpeting is $1,000 to $3,000, with most people spending around $2,000 on 200 sq.ft. of installed nylon cable carpeting in a blend of colors. The low cost for this project is $600 for 200 sq.ft. of polyester cable carpeting in a single color installed. The high cost is $5,600 for 200 sq.ft. of installed wool handmade cable carpeting.
Cable carpeting can be found in many different fibers, colors, and styles. This leads to a wide range of associated costs. In general, polyester cable carpeting is the least expensive, while handmade wool cable carpeting is the most expensive. The material is also available in acrylic, nylon, and triexta, which have more moderate costs. Below is the average cost of cable carpeting in three different qualities, based on a 200 sq.ft. installation.
Cable Carpet Costs
|Cable Carpet Cost (Material Only)||$400 - $600||$800 - $2,000||$2,500 - $5,200|
|Cable Carpet Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$150 - $200||$200 - $250||$300 - $400|
|Total Costs||$550 - $800||$1,000 - $2,250||$2,800 - $5,600|
|Cable Carpet Cost per Sq.Ft.||$2.75 - $4.00||$5.00 - $11.25||$14.00 - $28.00|
Cable carpeting has a longer, thicker fiber than what is used in most other residential carpets. This makes it an ideal choice for bedrooms and living rooms, but because of its crushability, it should be avoided in high-traffic areas. The longer, thicker fiber strands make this carpet soft and comfortable underfoot but more expensive than other carpet types. It can be used in wet areas if you use polyester fiber, which helps repel moisture. This material can be slightly higher in maintenance than other carpeting, but this depends largely on the carpet material.
Cable carpet can be cared for like any other type. Vacuum it regularly and steam clean as needed.
The average cost to install cable carpeting is $1,000 to $3,000, with costs depending on the fiber type.