Live in Minnesota and would like to replace my basement carpet with something inexpensive but easy on the eyes and durable. I was over at a bud's house and he had some type of Berber carpeting. I spoke with his dealer who offered me a price of $0.90 p/sq.ft to cover a ~$500 sq.ft area. My friend has 8lb padding left over from his installation that he will give to me for free - it should be enough. Am I missing anything? We run a humidifier in the basement during the summers so I want to avoid plush carpets. The basement also serves as my home theatre and will be a play area for the kids. Menards is has a special on Dreamfied Berber Woven Back Carpet for $0.95 p/sqft. Is this a good deal? How is woven back better or worse than others? Thanks. PS. I also plan to rip up and dispose of the carpet myself to keep the cost down. Any tips/advise on this is also appreciated.