Some homeowners also try to save money by skimping on underpadding to go along with their new flooring, especially if the flooring itself is really plush and soft. The fact is, however, that the softer the carpet, the more necessary the underpadding becomes. Everyday wear and tear is going to happen, and the lack of absorption underneath could lead to a premature reduction of life span. What this does, in actuality, is cause you to have to replace your flooring sooner than expected, thus costing you almost twice as much as originally intended, over the course of a few decades.
Finally, you want to make sure you have a qualified, professional service to install your flooring. With carpet, there are many specialty tools that will be necessary, and experience goes a long way too.