What is a linear foot?

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Old 01-14-02, 09:49 AM
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Hi--I am trying to figure out the cost of carpeting. As an example, here is a room size--14 x 18. Let's say I go to Home Depot, they have a roll of carpet for 15.00 a linear foot, the roll is 15 ft wide, how do I figure the cost?

thanks, this is driving me nuts!!
 
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They should also have somewheer on the price tag what the sqaure yard price is. In one foot you have 1.6 square yards. Length x width / 9 is the formula to get your square yardage. You will need aproximately 29 sq yards of carpet. If the room is 14 x 18, you will need 18 linear feet of that carpet.
 
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Selling carpet

I thought the Federal Gov't started requiring that all carpet retailers start pricing carpet by the Square Foot. Most sold carpet by the Square Yard. A few would sell carpet by the Square Foot. $2.00/SF sure sounds like a better buy than $18.00 SY.
 
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Thanks for the responses! I was just at Lowe's in NY and they have the price posted as 12.?? a linear foot for 15 ft wide carpet. I didn't bother to ask them what that meant, the last few times I was there they were unhelpful. I asked a guy where the electric hard wired baseboard heaters were and he told me to check in seasonal! But, I got it now and I guess for that price that carpet can't be that good!

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Old 01-15-02, 07:59 AM
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Been there done that. We had a building supply comapnie in the Washington area go out of business for just such a response as you got. Have'nt had that experience down here with either Lowes or HD. Course I am in ther about 1 or 2 times a wee, and can almost put my hand on anything in the place. I have gone there with friends and been able to finds every thing they need. I've thought about maybe working part time for them but it wouldn't work because I would owe them money when it came to paycheck time.
 
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Small town service

I miss the days of the small town hardwares where you could find just about everything you needed in a small building and get old fashioned service. I use to take my lawn mower for service, my ax to be sharpened, my hoe for a new handle, and get help with those little things a woman needs.
 
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We've become a disposable society. With today's prices, it often cheaper to buy new rather than to get something repaired. You go to Sears to get a lawn mower worked on, the want something like $80 before they even do anything to it. Becomes cheaper to buy a cheap lawn mower and dispose of it after a couple of years. Also the items themselves aren't but with good enough materials to warrent the cost of the repair.
 
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CRI guidlines http://www.carpet-rug.com/ state that 3" must be added to each cut of carpet, to allow for proper placement and stretch. Don't forget to measure all the way into a doorway.

As Gary said, but I'll add the 3", you will need 18'3" linear feet. Linear feet is what a tape measure reads in one direction.
 
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Perry---your answer to what is a linear foot was JUST what I wanted! Thanks for your reply!

valerie
 
 

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