Residential / Value for Money

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Carpet is the major floor covering in Australia because of its beauty, comfort, quietness safety, providing a slip resistant surface which is particularly important for vulnerable groups (the elderly and young children).

With the wide range of carpet available, there is a solution for practically every budget and décor need. The table shows indicative or approximate prices for ‘wall to wall’ carpets classified as entry-level, mid-level and top-level. The prices include installation on underlay of a comparable quality to the carpet.

Approximate installed cost with underlay


Entry Level
$30/sqm
  • Light weight
  • Synthetic carpets


Mid Level
$50/sqm
  • Moderate weight
  • Woold blend and synthetic carpets


Top Level
$80/sqm
  • Heavy weight
  • Wool, wool blend and synthetic carpets

Tip: When comparing prices on vinyl, wood ceramic tiles, etc remember that carpet is often sold and quoted by the linear metre or ‘broadloom metre’ (1m x 3.67m). Most other products are sold and described in square metres (1m x 1m). That means you are getting around 31?2 times more carpet for the comparable square metre price of other products.

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Hidden Carpet Benefit

The total thickness of carpet and underlay can mask minor imperfections in the sub-floor and in some cases avoid the need for potentially expensive repairs to be carried out prior to the installation of the floor covering.

Carpet Institute Publications

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