We are going to recarpet our house. The dog has basically ruined our current carpet (very cheap, put in by the previous owner), and because we are adopting a child from Russia, we don't want that child crawling around on nasty carpet. We went to a local carpet store, and they came in with a bid of $4000.00 for our 3 bedroom home. Seemed a bit high for our 1400 square foot house, and of course, he wouldn't let us see how he measured the house. The carpet was a "private label" carpet, meaning they peeled the original label off, and put their own on. Then, we went to another place, and they are showing us a Mohawk Horizon carpet, made from P.E.T., which is recycled plastic bottles. The information on the net says this is decent carpet (not the best, not the worst), and that it should do well. It's very thick, and feels nice. Plus, it's about $1.00 less a square foot then what we looked at originally. Anyone have any experience buying carpet? Any advice, what to look for, look out for, etc.