According to homeadviser.com, most homeowners pay $3.50 to $11 per square foot for carpet installation. This consists of carpet materials which average $2 to $7 per square foot (with a broad range of $1 to $20 per square foot), and labor, which adds $0.50 to $1 per square foot.
But the Bordens aren’t most homeowners. If we want carpet, we want the best.
So what are we talking here?
How about $6,000 per square foot? Yes, you read that correctly, six thousand dollars per square foot.
How is that possible?
Our dog Nellie, for whatever reason, ate some carpet the other day (it was actually less than a square foot, but we’ll just round it up to keep it simple).
This caused Nellie to become ill, and so we took her to a vet. It was determined that she needed emergency intestinal surgery, and the total cost of the surgery and the two day stay was $6,000.
So to my way of thinking, that makes the cost of that carpet $6,000.
The good new is that the surgery seemed to be successful, but our worry is that when she comes home, what will stop her from doing it again? I doubt if she has learned her lesson and put two and two together that eating the carpet made her ill.
After all, this is the same dog I wrote about a few years ago after she ate some fake plastic apples. Here’s the mess she made from that debacle:
and here’s the proof that we knew she was guilty:
This time around the evidence wasn’t so pleasant to look at, so I’ll spare you the photos.
But we will keep our fingers crossed that her recent visit to the E.R. has knocked some sense into her.
And if worse comes to worse, at least we can tell everyone that we have the most expensive carpet in the neighborhood…