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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.

How long does carpet installation take?

You can expect carpet installation to take anywhere between several hours and a day. The length of the job depends on the scope of the project, room size, the type of carpet being installed and the condition of the work space. If your carpet crew needs to move furniture or work around other contractors, expect the project to take longer. Odd-shaped rooms with nooks and carpeted closets will also add time.

How do you plan for a carpet installation project?

Start by researching your options and figuring out the following:

  • What kind of carpet do you want?
  • How big are the rooms where you plan to install the carpet?
  • What type of backing is required?
  • Does the subfloor need to be prepared?
  • Do you need to make any repairs to your flooring?
  • When do you want the installation process done?
  • What is your budget?
  • Who is the best company or contractor in your area for the project?

Next, remove furniture from the room and give it a deep clean. Hire contractors to remove the current flooring if necessary. Schedule your carpet installer to have access to the room for as many days as they need for the project.

How do you measure for carpet installation?

The first step is to measure your room’s length and width, adding 2-3 three inches to each dimension to account for doorways and  trimming. Measure additional sections, like the other part of an L-shaped room. Multiply the length times width to get the overall area of carpeting. When measuring for stairs, make sure to measure all the way around the nosing of the stairs to account for extra carpeting needed.

What is tackless carpet installation?

Tackless carpet installation (or stretch-in installation) involves installing carpeting without the use of tacks. With this method, your flooring contractor will place the carpet over separate carpet cushions and secure it in place with a power stretcher, according to the Carpet and Rug Institute.

Reviews for Marietta carpet installers
Susan S.
Jose arrived on time He was very helpful, and efficient with both stretching some of my carpet and installing new carpet. We are very pleased with his work and price.
JC Carpet InstallationJC Carpet Installation
Thumbtack Customer
On time, nice, great work, and reasonable price. I had to have carpet on the stairs installed before the cleaning service within 2-3 days. Carl was able to get exactly the carpet I needed based on our conversation, and was there to install two days later and did a great job in a timely and clean manner.
Casey Carpet ServicesCasey Carpet Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and his team was great! They did an excellent job installing my carpet. I was very happy with the end result.
JC Carpet InstallationJC Carpet Installation
Thumbtack Customer
Alberto and his crew installed carpeting on the stairs and upper floor of our house. He was courteous, on time, and did an excellent job.
A&C Painting & RemodelingA&C Painting & Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was *perfect* for my job. I live out-of-town and needed to install left-over carpet remnants at my daughter's home. Everything had to work right for me to drive to Atlanta bringing carpet, Jose arriving on time, and installing carpet on 14 stairs and a landing. Through several emails and timely phone calls, Jose communicated well and met my schedule. Jose evaluated the carpet I had, recommended the best approach, and got right to work. He matched like pieces so that the different carpet types don't even show! In and out in an hour. Very professional and efficient :-) I have already recommended Jose to my other daughter!
JC Carpet InstallationJC Carpet Installation
Thumbtack Customer
Great carpet folks at affordable price who delivered with excellence. This project was an unexpected RUSH job for our investment group. Owner operated, Ralph and his professional carpet installer team went above and beyond to keep our property listing timeline on track. The carpet was reasonably priced for the carpet grade he selected. Our (non-smoking) installers arrived early and stayed late while they cheerfully moved a significant amount of furniture to complete the carpet project install. Midway through the installation, we discovered broken tile between the kitchen floor and hallway transition. Ralph was a true knight in shining armor. Without hesitation, he effectively assessed the situation. Then he personably drove at his expense to Home Depot retrieved a perfect threshold solution, stained it to match the kitchen flawlessly and installed it!!! Completely solved what could easily become an expensive tile job that could have derailed our listing schedule. We will definitely be using this flooring expert team again on future property management of rentals and/or renovation flip real-estate resale projects.
Installer DirectInstaller Direct
Thumbtack Customer
Recently installed carpet upstairs only and vinyl in the bathroom. Overall reasonably priced. Be sure to discuss all details initially. Good customer service and professionalism.
Charity Floors & Home RepairCharity Floors & Home Repair
Brad B.
Needed a value grade carpet installed in one room to place house on market. Musa delivered on all points, especially immediate response. Thank you Musa!
Sell and install carpet & repairSell and install carpet & repair
Robert H.
Ralph and his team did a great job installing my carpet. He was prompt, curtious and professional. I got three quotes from local professionals and his pricing was the most competitive. Would recommend to anyone.
Installer DirectInstaller Direct
Dienabou D.
Pro flooring was very professional and provided me with the right carpet choice and price. Installed everything on time and well. I first wanted to go with Home Depot but after reading the reviews and meeting the owner, I set my heart on pro flooring. I wasn’t disappointed! Would book again.
Pro Flooring 323 LLCPro Flooring 323 LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice installers. Only one person came at first because he didn't know I needed furniture moved even though I told the boss. Another installer did arrive about an hour later. They did a great job and the carpet looks beautiful. They cleaned up as they did each room but had to go back and finish up a closet and neglected to sweep after that one area. They were very careful with the furniture and put it back exactly where I wanted it.
Charity Floors & Home RepairCharity Floors & Home Repair
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