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Consider plush carpeting when looking for a soft and dense carpet that works well in bedrooms and living spaces. Plush carpets are made from cut fibers that are twisted and densely packed for a softer feel underfoot. They can be made from multiple fibers, including polyester, nylon, triexta, and wool. Each of these fibers contributes to the material quality and its overall price.
The national average cost to install plush carpeting is $1,050 to $2,000, with most people paying around $1,600 for 200 sq.ft. of installed Silk Reserve plush triexta carpeting. This project’s low cost is $800 for 200 sq.ft. of PET polyester plush carpeting installed. The high cost is $3,400 for 200 sq.ft. of installed wool plush carpeting with a natural fiber backing.
Plush carpeting comes in many fibers and qualities. Some fibers, such as polyester, produce a soft carpet that will not hold up for long. Others like wool produce a very soft, durable, and sustainable carpet, but it can be much more expensive than other fibers. Below are the average costs of different qualities of plush carpeting based on a 200 sq.ft. installation.
Plush Carpet Costs
|Plush Carpet Prices (Material Only)||$600 - $800||$800 - $1,700||$1,800 - $3,000|
|Plush Carpet Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$150 - $200||$200 - $300||$300 - $400|
|Total Costs||$750 - $1,000||$1,000 - $2,000||$2,100 - $3,400|
|Plush Carpet Cost per Sq.Ft.||$3.75 - $5.00||$5.00 - $10.00||$10.50 - $17.00|
Plush carpeting has a wide range of costs within each category due to several factors. The first is the fiber. The better-quality fibers like wool and some triexta types have higher costs, polyester has low costs, and acrylic and nylon fall in the middle.
Fiber density also influences the cost. The more fibers packed into the weave, the higher the cost. This produces a thicker and plusher carpet, however. So while the cost is higher, many people enjoy the thicker and softer carpet feel.
Color also plays a major role in the costs. Brighter colors, colors made from non-toxic additives, and stain-resistant and color-fast carpets have higher costs than those with softer colors or those not treated against staining or fading.
Yes, plush carpets are generally thicker and denser than other types. This helps make them particularly soft underfoot.
The average cost to install plush carpeting is $1,050 to $2,000 for 200 sq.ft. Costs range depending on the space size and fiber type.