Stretching Your Commercial Carpet Budget: 3 Practical Tips For Business Owners

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If your business is in need of new carpeting, then you may be wondering how much it's going to cost to have your existing carpeting removed and new carpeting installed. Pricing can vary depending on your region and the size of your commercial space, but you should generally expect to spend at least a few thousand dollars on this project. The good news is that there are ways you can go about stretching your dollar, regardless of how big or small your budget for new commercial flooring may be.

1. Consider Modular Carpet Tiles

Installation of new commercial carpeting can be a huge expense; the task of rolling out, measuring, and installing carpeting in a commercial space can be complex, time-consuming, and costly. One possible way to cut back on installation costs is to opt for modular carpet tiles rather than ordering your commercial carpeting in one large roll. With carpet tiles, you can still achieve the seamless look of rolled-out carpet, but you'll save big time on installation due to the reduced labor and complexity.

2. DIY Your Removal and Leveling

If you have any experience in removing old carpeting, you might consider DIY-ing this step of the process. Otherwise, the costs of hiring a professional to tear out your old carpeting can quickly add up. This is especially true when it comes to removing the existing carpet adhesive from your commercial sub-floors, as well as leveling them to prepare for new carpet installation. Of course, if you don't have experience with this type of work or aren't very handy, it will probably be worth it to pay a professional to take care of the prep work.

3. Invest in Carpeting With a Moisture Barrier

While you might be able to save some money up-front by opting for a cheaper carpeting without a built-in moisture/vapor barrier, you'll end up spending more down-the-road because these cheaper carpeting materials won't stand up to the test of time. This is especially true in areas of high foot traffic, where visitors to your commercial space will likely be dragging in water and debris from outside. Spending a little more on a higher quality carpet with a moisture barrier can pay off many times over later on, as you likely won't need to replace it as soon or have it professionally cleaned as often.

By following these practical tips, you can easily make the most of your new commercial carpet installation budget.