Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 17:05:27 -0500
Subject: Re: Coupe Carpet wrote: > While I know this has been discussed before, its now time for me to pay > attention to my carpets.  I'd like to hear experiences in replacing carpets - > where to buy, approx cost, problems with installation, etc.

Here's the suggestion from Cheap Charlie:  use your old carpet as templates for new carpet at your local carpet store.  Since the original material isn't 3-D (molded), you can get way more plush stuff, with padding, in a greater choice of (non-original) colors for probably a lot less than you'll pay for "the real thing".  It'll feel better on your tootsies, and quieter as well. 

One thing to note:  you'll want the exposed edges bound.  My calls indicate that hereabouts in sunny Hawaii, this will cost about a dollar a running foot.  The color and material of the edge binding can be varied, for some nice trim options.

Charlie BMW CCHawaii