When most people think about carpet, the image that comes to mind is a level material made of many small tufts of fiber packed closely together. This particular style, which is made from cut loops that are a single length with a twisted end, is called Saxony. Saxony is one of the more common types of mid-range carpet. It comes in many different fibers, from polyester to wool, and is available in several colors.
The national average cost range for installing Saxony carpet is $900 to $2,000, with most people paying around $1,300 for 200 sq.ft. of installed triexta Saxony carpet with a textured pile. The low cost for this project is $800 for 200 sq.ft. of PET polyester Saxony carpet installed. This project’s high cost is $3,400 for 200 sq.ft. of installed wool Saxony carpet with a natural backing.
Saxony is a carpet style made of cut fibers that have been twisted together. The fibers are all the same length, and they may be smooth or textured. This style is available in many different materials, which is partly what drives its quality. Below are the average costs for different qualities of Saxony based on a 200 sq.ft. installation.
Saxony Carpet Costs
|Saxony Carpet Cost (Material Only)||$600 - $800||$800 - $1,700||$2,300 - $3,000|
|Saxony Carpet Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$150 - $200||$200 - $300||$300 - $400|
|Total Costs||$750 - $1,000||$1,000 - $2,000||$2,600 - $3,400|
|Saxony Carpet Cost per Sq.Ft.||$3.75 - $5.00||$5.00 - $10.00||$13.00 - $17.00|
Saxony carpets can be made from polyester, acrylic, triexta, nylon, and wool. Of the three, polyester - particularly the older polyester types - is the most basic and has the lowest cost. PET polyester falls into both the basic and the low end of standard, with acrylic, nylon, and triexta filling out the rest of the standard bracket 1. The more textured the surface, the higher its total costs. This texture can help hide wear, making it slightly longer-lasting. However, depending on the fiber, texturing may make it hold onto soil, which can make it harder to clean.
For the best quality of Saxony carpet, look at wool. Wool carpets can come in blends with other fibers for a lower cost, or they can be made of pure wool. Wool with natural backings and toxin-free dyes has the highest cost and is also the most sustainable and healthiest.
Bolder colors, thicker weaves, and stain resistance can increase the cost of Saxony carpeting.
This largely depends on the fiber type it is made from. Some fibers resist crushing, while others crush easily. If you are worried about crushing, avoid polyester and acrylic and opt for nylon or wool.
Saxony is made from twisted carpet fibers that have been cut. These fibers can also be left uncut, which makes it more durable. However, Saxony’s durability depends a great deal on what the fibers are made from.
Vacuum the carpet regularly to remove soil and wipe up spills as they occur to help prevent stains. Steam clean yearly if using nylon fibers. Otherwise, steam clean as needed.