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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for Modesto flooring installation and repair professionals
Bambi M.
Was quick to respond, fast to deliver bid, flooring looks great!
VIRGEN Construction services LLCVIRGEN Construction services LLC
Rick A.
Steve was terrific. He was professional and his work ethic is beyond reproach. I couldn't have asked for a better installer to work on my floors. I feel that he worked on my floors as if they were his own. Nothing but quality work.
Graff's Flooring ServiceGraff's Flooring Service
Ariana P.
Casey did a great job patching up my floor. While pushing back my stove the floor got damaged so it needed a section repaired. Casey came out and repaired the section in less than an hour at a great price! Thank you Casey!
Casey VargasCasey Vargas
Omar G.
Ben and his team are awesome! They showed up on time, and were very professional. They installed hardwood floors in my family room and stair case and it looks amazing! They hauled off all of the old material and left everything clean. We had a few concerns after the work was done and Ben came back and took care of all of them. Reliable, honest, patient and courteous. I would definitely recommend Ben and his team to anyone looking for a flooring professional. Very happy customer here!
Ben's Flooring, Tile and MoreBen's Flooring, Tile and More
George E.
I called Ryan last minute, He helped me out by laying over 2000 SF. Of wood flooring awesome job by them I have used them again a few times and will again
Creekstone ResurfacingCreekstone Resurfacing
Thumbtack Customer
Shaun Dobbs of Quality Flooring, did an AMAZING transformation inside my home! He was very professional, honest, and an extremely hard worker. I would definitely recommend him, and hire him for more work.
Ben's Flooring, Tile and MoreBen's Flooring, Tile and More
Parkview M.
Ben installed vinyl flooring in the bathroom of one off my rentals. His work was excellent quality as well as timely. Thank you again Ben & Buddy. Looking forward to hiring you again in the future.
Ben's Flooring, Tile and MoreBen's Flooring, Tile and More
Minnette H.
I would definitely recommend Ben for any floor job. He did such an excellent job for what I heard and for that I ended up hiring him additionally to do the rest of the flooring in the house because the guestroom an adjoining bath turned out so well. He’s great and easy to work with he’s very cordial and even though he likes to talk to you on the job he doesn’t stop working while he’s talking. All-around a great guy. And I plan on hiring him again for another project in my home
Ben's Flooring, Tile and MoreBen's Flooring, Tile and More
Chuck M.
Wood Pro installed my hard wood floors. I was in a time crunch because I had another installer not show up and a lot of other work going on. Wood Pro was flexible and did a great job. I will be using them again for my next project.
Wood Pro (Wood Products and Pro. Finishes)Wood Pro (Wood Products and Pro. Finishes)
Jennifer T.
Has a great work ethic works a full day is on time and very clean. But I had talked to him about making sure my foundation was level which he didn't do. In my kitchen I can feel the dips in the floor and in my livingroom I can see a hump that should have been grinded down. Also I love that he didn't use transition pieces but by my fridge and in my laundry closet he left gaping that you can see and could have been done a lot better
Raso WoodRaso Wood
Jennifer G.
I contacted Juan for a project we were working on at my mothers home. We were reflooring her living room with laminate flooring and needed someone to complete the transition from the living room to the entryway. We also needed the entryway done because the angles were more tricky and felt we needed a professional installer. Juan responded almost instantly! He found time to fit me in the very next morning! He was very punctual, very helpful, professional and kind. I would highly recommend him, and call on him again! Here’s some pictures, we are adding baseboards later. Juan did a wonderful job! Thank you again Juan!
ragu flooringragu flooring
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