Is hardwood standard then? When carpet is standard feature of the house, then the builder charges you additional $10-18 sq ft on top of the carpet cost. You will not get credit back for the carpet but you should definitely not be paying extra for it! If you are not sure what you want, therefore it might be best if you go directly with the builder for the hardwood.wind13 wrote: ↑ Installing carpets now everywhere to reap it completely of right away is about 8k of lost money, as the builder chargers at least 4$ per sq.f. (not inclusive the labor for removal). For that Laurentian hardwood, it comes to about 11$ per sq.f. including install and waste via builder (yes it can be done cheaper somewhere else), and to be honest, our maximum budget as of now is 12$ per sq.f. And the builder can consider go with another brand if we tell them which one would fit in our budget, but we simply do not know, there are too many of the hardwoods around, we really tried, but it is hard if you knew nothing a month ago. If we go that way with carpets we will be not able to afford any better hardwood afterward as it would leave us with 8$ per sq..f. money left and it is not much of hardwood varieties for that price, including labor. I am not sure I understand the rationale of the path with carpets...
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