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How much does it cost to install carpet on stairs?

The number of stairs you want carpeted in your home will directly affect your carpet installation cost. Putting carpet on stairs generally increases the labor time and requires a higher degree of detail than laying carpet flat. Where you live in the country also plays a role in your carpet installation cost. Carpet installation companies in smaller towns with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business (insurance, company vehicles, employee labor, etc.) can usually offer their customers lower rates than companies in large cities where the cost of living and the cost to do business are higher. Carpet pros will often quote you a flat rate per stair once they do a site visit to provide an estimate. They’ll take into account the size of each stair you want carpeted (including both the step and the riser), and what type of stair it is. For example, the cost might range between $3 and $10 per stair for labor only. On the higher end of the spectrum, box stairs or staircase stairs with spindles that must be worked around might cost between $15 and $25 per stair.

How much does it cost to carpet a bedroom?

If you’re building a new home, remodeling, or ready for new carpet in your bedroom, you’ll want to know carpet installation costs. Here are the factors that affect the cost of your new bedroom carpet:

  • Installation cost per square yard: From under $2 to over $6. Carpet companies have a labor cost per square foot for installing your new carpet. Depending on where you live in the country, that rate can vary greatly. This rate does not include the cost of the carpet.
  • Type of carpet: from $1 per square foot to $20 or more per square foot. The fibers that make up your carpet will have a direct effect on cost. As an example, specialty wool carpets may start at about $10 per square foot, while a manufactured fiber like nylon may be about $2 per square foot.
  • Removal of old carpet: from $1 to $4 per square yard. Old carpet is labor-intensive to remove and also costs money to dispose of or recycle. The cost to remove carpet will depend on how much carpet you need removed and whether your installation pros offer a discounted rate for installing your new carpet at the same time.
  • Subfloor repair: from $40 to $70 per hour (plus materials cost). If the flooring underneath your old carpet is damaged, it must be repaired before the new carpet is installed. Many carpet pros can offer this service, or you can hire a handyman to handle the job.  
  • Type of carpet pad: $1 per square yard and up, depending on the thickness. The cost to install carpet pad is typically included with the labor cost per yard of installing the carpet itself.

How much does it cost to install carpet?

If you’re ready to bring new life into your house with a makeover from the ground up, you’re ready to learn more about carpet installation costs. Installation costs vary greatly, depending on a number of factors such as the type of carpet, the number of square yards, any necessary repair work, the number of stairs you have, and where you live. Due to these variables, the national average cost of carpet installation ranges between $200 and $4,500.

To start planning for your new carpet, measure roughly how many square yards of carpet you’ll need. Research the main carpet styles and materials you like to get a feel for what they cost. Nylon carpets are typically the least expensive, and wool is one of the higher-end carpets. Prices per square foot might range from under $2 to over $10, depending on materials. Count the number of stairs you want carpeted; each one might average between $3 and $10 (or more for box steps). Carpet removal can be an added cost as well, averaging $1-$4 per square yard, depending on the company and regional disposal costs. 

How much is the cheapest carpet?

If you’re looking to reduce carpet installation costs, there are several ways to save. Start by considering your carpeting needs. Manufactured materials such as polyester and nylon will be cheaper than natural fibers such as wool. From big box retailers, starting prices for olefin-based carpet are approximately 50 cents per square foot — making the cost under $5 per square yard. Indoor carpets made with olefin fibers are typically the least expensive on the market. Keep in mind that olefin fibers are not as soft on bare feet as other fibers, so are often used in areas like basements, playrooms or indoor patios. Nylon and polyester are good options to reduce carpet installation costs while still creating a cozy feel. The face weight, fiber construction and density of a carpet all affect the cost per square foot. The cheapest nylon or polyester carpets can start at just under $2 per square foot, making them about $18 per square yard. Lower-cost carpet tends to wear out more quickly and show stains more easily, so avoid light colors and vacuum regularly to keep the fibers clear of dirt that might age it too quickly.

Do flooring professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Because flooring work has to be done in-person, flooring professionals are typically unable to perform work virtually. If you come across a pro's profile that states they're offering remote services, message the pro to see what those services include.

If you plan to get indoor flooring installed once the pandemic is over, you can ask potential flooring specialists if they host virtual consultations through video calls and digital messaging. Compare flooring professionals in your area online to find the right fit, and book an appointment.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a flooring professional when social distancing?

If you hire a flooring professional for an outdoor project, you may be able to avoid person-to-person contact with the pro. If you hire a pro for an indoor job, avoid physical contact, sanitize surfaces and use virtual payments like PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay and Square Cash App to complete transactions instead of using cash or checks. Determine a strategy with the flooring professional when you contact them.

Does a flooring professional need to enter my home?

If the flooring project is located inside your residence, performing the job would require the flooring professional to enter your home. This is not recommended by the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if a flooring project takes place in a separate location outside of your home, the flooring professional will not need to enter your home. 

Talk to flooring professionals in your area to see if it’s necessary for them to enter your home. If so, you might want to postpone the project until social distancing guidelines are relaxed by the government.

Can I use digital payments to pay for floor installation, replacement or repairs?

Many local flooring professionals offer digital payments to conduct transactions for floor repairs, installation, replacement and more. This trend has been increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is prompting flooring professionals to take payments through Venmo, Square Cash, PayPal, Google Pay, Zelle and other convenient platforms. 

To ensure you can safely pay for the service, contact the professional beforehand and ask which services are acceptable. Take any measures necessary to comply with guidelines on social distancing.

How can I find out if a flooring professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a flooring professional is considered an essential service in the current coronavirus pandemic, consult your city or state’s government website. To get a sense of the national recommendations, check CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage

This page lists 16 different infrastructure sectors that are officially considered essential during this time. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. Ultimately, you should consult with your local government. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a flooring professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To safely set up a consultation or appointment with a flooring professional and avoid the risk of transmitting COVID-19, start with an online search. Contact the professional through a message and ask to set up a video or phone call to discuss the project. This lets the professional visualize what needs to be done without physically needing to be there. Discuss the project’s timeline, budget, virtual payment capabilities and adherence to guidelines set forth locally and by the CDC.

Reviews for Gaslamp Quarter flooring installation and repair professionals
Kevin J.
My experience with Presto Floors, specifically Jose was outstanding. He was a great communicator, easy to work with and was able to install my floors within 4 days of initially speaking with him. I would highly recommend Presto Floors for your flooring needs!!!
Presto floorsPresto floors
Lauren W.
Jose redid the floors in my entire house and did a beautiful job. He demo-ed the tile floor, leveled and prepped the floor and installed engineered hardwood throughout. He also put in some new baseboards. The result is spectacular. He is very skilled in flooring. We had very uneven floors and he did an expert job at leveling the floors. I highly recommend him and his team!!! Check out BEFORE and AFTER pictures in just one of our rooms.
Presto floorsPresto floors
Leslie j.
I am so appreciative of Zelo Flooring. The professionalism, personalization and honesty we received was first rate. The project finished earlier than quoted and my floors look great! If you want a flooring project done well by a kind man with excellent attention to detail Zelo Flooring is your referral.
Zelo FlooringZelo Flooring
Lana K.
SW Flooring was a fantastic experience to get our laminate floors done! Sergio was very responsive and knowledgeable. The whole installation process was fast and flawless. Amazing Job!
SW FlooringSW Flooring
Matthew P.
Javier and his crew were amazing! Javier quoted us a great price and the floors came out amazing. I highly recommend Jauregui Hardwood Floors.
Jauregui Hardwood FloorsJauregui Hardwood Floors
Peter s.
Did a great job leveling my floor.
Matias Flooring C-15  1016614Matias Flooring C-15 1016614
Ashot M.
Very happy with luxury vinyl flooring installation that Pergomasters Flooring has done. Project started and finished on time without delays. Team was supportive and friendly. Jacob was very responsive before the start of the project as well as during the work. His recommendations were very helpful. I will recommend these company for flooring installation.
Pergomasters flooringPergomasters flooring
Michelle G.
Chris and his team are amazing and did amazing work on my floors and baseboards. They work fast and very efficient. They will work with you and help you choose what's right for your floors. Once you request them Chris will respond in a timely matter. I love the color of my floors and Chris helped me looked for what I was looking for. They are the best and I am definitely going to use them again for my other floors.
4Front Hardwood Floor Service4Front Hardwood Floor Service
Thumbtack Customer
When you need a floor guy and you want perfection, hire Saud. He was on time, at his quote, and his work is excellent. Saud is also a really, really nice guy. An excellent floor guy, smart businessman and a gentleman. He will get every floor and woodworking job I'll ever have. Thanks, Saud!!!
Alverson FlooringAlverson Flooring
Venus G.
They did a great job on our flooring and were very affordable.
Old School FlooringOld School Flooring
Sharee C.
My floor look amazing! Thank you so much.
Matias Flooring C-15  1016614Matias Flooring C-15 1016614
Kim H.
Chris and team did an outstanding job of matching and replacing a section of damaged floor in my condo due to a leaky wine refrigerator. Super happy with the work and my floor looks great now - thanks, Chris!
4Front Hardwood Floor Service4Front Hardwood Floor Service
Angie S.
Jacob and his team did an amazing work installing a beautiful luxury vinyl plank floorings in my condo. They were able to complete the project in just two days, which was very impressive and faster than I expected. Jacob and his team are the masters of flooring installation, very skillful and knowledgeable. They were very kind, helpful and courteous. They also had my best interest at heart. Jacob was very responsive throughout the whole process and showed up on time as scheduled. I also appreciate Jacob very much for helping me with getting the correct transitions for my flooring and helping me get the baseboards as I was too busy to go buy them myself. I’m so happy that I chose Pergomasters Flooring to install my new floors. I highly recommend Pergomasters Flooring and will certainly choose them for future projects.
Pergomasters flooringPergomasters flooring
Elle M.
Victor and his team did a great job on our new floors and were a pleasure to work with. They were efficient, trustworthy, and responsive. Our luxury vinyl plank floors turned out great throughout our condo.
Arias Custom FlooringArias Custom Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I are very pleased with the work that Saud and his team did on our house. Living room and 3 rooms done in a day, wow. The new laminate floors are great. Pacific Flooring Design sales top of the line flooring and they get the job done right. From the estimate process to the final touches Saud was very thorough and listened to my preferences as well as gave his advice on what the standard is in the flooring industry. Much thanks to you Saud and your team. I will definitely use them again for future projects.
Alverson FlooringAlverson Flooring
Saugan S.
I did vinyl planks flooring throughout my house and the level of work is A+. The product quality he provides are far beyond better than Lowe’s or Home Depot. Also he has a lot of varieties to pick out of. I’m super happy with how the floor came out. He finished the project in a time manner. I highly recommend David for all your floor needs.
Brighten FlooringBrighten Flooring
Michelle G.
Victor and his crew did a wonderful job installing the floors at my home. He also had a great suggestion of how we should do the stairs and figured out a way to make each step deeper (on our 1970s shallow steep steps). He used a tread that matched our vinyl floors nearly perfectly and used our vinyl floors as the riser. Thank you Victor!!
Arias Custom FlooringArias Custom Flooring
Linda J.
good communication, good value, would definitely use this floor expert again.
Jauregui Hardwood FloorsJauregui Hardwood Floors
Daniel P.
Excellent work by the installer. He was on time and did outstanding work installing the flooring.
Joe G.
Benito did quite a bit of flooring for us and it all came out great.
Matias Flooring C-15  1016614Matias Flooring C-15 1016614
James S.
It was an awesome experience with Benito (Matias Flooring); he was on time; professional in every aspect; he explained what he needed to do and how he was going to complete the work. We had a floor board the was cut by a falling piece of furniture and he was able to fix that one board without tearing up the entire floor. It looks like it was their from the beginning. He also repaired some poor workmanship on two base boards and they look brand new. Highly recommend Benito for any type of flooring repair or installation. Great price as well!! Thanks Benito!!
Matias Flooring C-15  1016614Matias Flooring C-15 1016614
Kori L.
Floors look fantastic. Dust was minimal, floorboards will need to be repainted. Overall very pleased.
Jauregui Hardwood FloorsJauregui Hardwood Floors
Dave F.
We are very happy that SW Flooring was prompt, efficient, cost effective, neat and honest.
SW FlooringSW Flooring
Chris M.
The floors turned out great. Even was able to get some deep scratches out.
Jauregui Hardwood FloorsJauregui Hardwood Floors
Lysa E.
I am so happy with my bamboo floors! Javier repaired the floors, sanded, varnished a darker color for me and they look great, like brand new floors! He was on time each morning, got right to work! I asked him to do the stairs a little different but didn’t like them. That was no problem he came back and revarnished them for me. If you are looking for a professional job at a fair price, this is the Harwood Floor Company for you! I have already recommended Javier to several of my friends and I hope they give him their business. A true craftsman in his field. Thank you Javier!
Jauregui Hardwood FloorsJauregui Hardwood Floors
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