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by Jon Nunan

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Carpet is one of the most popular flooring options in the country. When you consider the fact that there's no other flooring material out there that comes close to how comfortable carpet is or the variety carpet can be found in, it's no surprise that so many Americans choose carpet for floors in living areas, hallways, and bedrooms. Though no material is without its drawbacks, installing carpet in the Bay Area has several benefits; if you're considering installing new flooring, it's good to know the cons as well as the pros of San Francisco carpet installation.

Benefits of Carpet Installation in San Francisco
In San Francisco, carpet installation is an excellent choice for many reasons. When compared to other flooring projects, installing carpet is an extremely fast process. In some areas of the country where snow, ice, and salt are likely to be brought into the house for several months out of the year, Bay Area carpets will not be exposed to such harsh abuse, and are likely to last longer because of it.

Households on a budget will find that many carpet choices are much less expensive than other types of flooring; families expecting children might install carpet to make the inevitable trips and falls of growing up a little less painful. In fact, families with kids might consider installing inexpensive carpet over hardwood flooring to protect it from spills and scuffs; once the kids grow old enough, the carpet can be torn up and the wood exposed without fear of extensive damage!

San Francisco Carpet Installation: What's Available
When it comes to carpet installation, San Francisco homeowners will have a lot of options. There's a carpet out there for just about every taste or situation. There are carpets with pads and without, glued-down carpets, kicked-in carpets, stain resistant carpets, outdoor carpets, plus natural and synthetic fibers: After all that, you've still got to choose the color!

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Keeping Carpet in Good Shape
Though there are many benefits of installing carpet, San Francisco homeowners who choose this option should be aware of carpet's biggest drawback: its maintenance needs. Where materials like vinyl or tile will be fairly easy to take care of, carpet will require attention at least once a week in the form of vacuuming if it is to go the distance. Vacuuming regularly and getting at least one professional deep clean a year will remove the tiny dirt particles that can sever carpet fibers and age your flooring prematurely. Carpet won't last as long as hardwood or tile, but if you take care of it, you can greatly reduce the frequency of replacement and keep up its appearance, too.

San Francisco Carpet Installation Prices
HomeAdvisor keeps records of every job we process, including Bay Area carpet installation. Nationwide, our figures show an average cost of about $1,700 for carpet installation; San Francisco residents can probably figure on prices being a bit higher. Even though we've seen carpet installation in the Bay Area go as high as $4,500, when you compare that to some other flooring installations in the area, which can easily go over $10,000, carpet is still an economical flooring option.

Jon Nunan is a freelance writer who draws on his experience in construction, ranging from landscaping to log home building, for his articles on home improvement.