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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 Chicago carpet installers
Cyril N.
Excellent carpet installation. The carpet is very high quality and Roman is great to work with.
Roman's CarpetRoman's Carpet
Darren F.
Very responsive and quick installation. Performed carpet install as expected.
Fernando’s carpet and flooring servicesFernando’s carpet and flooring services
Niko M.
Was fast to install and the carpet looks great
Luis CarpetLuis Carpet
Ryan W.
Did a great job installing carpet in our basement. Really flexible and friendly. We love the new carpet!
Spectacular Carpet and Floors Inc.Spectacular Carpet and Floors Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Michael installed a carpet runner on our stairs and did a great job. He was quick, courteous, and fairly priced...and the carpet looks perfect.
J&A Carpet Service Inc.J&A Carpet Service Inc.
Billie m.
He did an excellent job installing carpet for us at an affordable price.
Fernando’s carpet and flooring servicesFernando’s carpet and flooring services
Andy w.
Hector showed up exactly when he said he would and did a great job installing the carpet on our stairs. Would recommend and rehire without question. If you have any carpet installation needs look no further.
Hector's carpetingHector's carpeting
Taylor M.
They did an amazing job installing the carpet in my bedroom/closet! It was really impressive honestly, they ripped out the old carpet and installed the new one all in an hour! I also really appreciate how they were able to book my installation in less than a week while all the other carpet places I called had a 3-4 week wait. I’d definitely recommend!
Fernando’s carpet and flooring servicesFernando’s carpet and flooring services
Will W.
Hector’s work is recommended to ALL. Showed up early and was well equipped. The carpet looks amazing, very professional and efficient. He was a tremendous relief on getting the new carpet installed into my condo before I moved in. Worked quick and clean. If you are looking to get carpet installed at a fair price I am suggesting Hector, contacted him on a Wednesday, the carpet was completed by Friday morning.
Hector's carpetingHector's carpeting
Tivia D.
Kept communication; punctual; professional; completed carpet removal and installation in a timely manner.
MT Carpet Installers LLCMT Carpet Installers LLC
Jade V.
Hector was very responsive and did the work on time as we agreed. He removed and hauled away the old carpet and installed new carpet in two bedrooms including the closets. I would recommend Hector for your carpeting needs.
Hector's carpetingHector's carpeting
Thumbtack Customer
Roman's carpet Co . showed professionalism that is refreshing for a new company.He was prompt and fast. His work is very good. I would recommend him to anyone needing carpet installation.
Roman's CarpetRoman's Carpet
David R.
I had a very good experience with these carpet installers. They did a better than average job.
MT Carpet Installers LLCMT Carpet Installers LLC
Brian N.
Installed carpet in my second bedroom / office. Price and quality beat out all competitors.
Maxwell's Carpet Sales & InstallationMaxwell's Carpet Sales & Installation
Thumbtack Customer
Michael and team did an amazing job! They were reasonably priced, prompt, quick and clean. The carpet they installed on our stairs is plush and well installed. While at our place Mike also fixed a couple of areas in our existing carpeting. I would use Michael again and would recommend him for future jobs.
J&A Carpet Service Inc.J&A Carpet Service Inc.
Amy L.
He did an amazing job with our carpet installation for our nursery. He was communicative, professional, and efficient! Highly recommend!!
Fernando’s carpet and flooring servicesFernando’s carpet and flooring services
Thumbtack Customer
Adrian and his team were very fast, professional and reasonable. I highly recommend them for any carpet installation!
J&A Carpet Service Inc.J&A Carpet Service Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My contractor decided not to put in the carpet himself and the Home Depot had a 3 week installation time (I am 8 months pregnant) Luis saves the day by replying within minutes and coming next day to install the carpet. He not only picked it up but he contacted me every step of the way to let me know his exact time of arrival. The carpet looks beautiful and the job was done in less than two hours!
Luis CarpetLuis Carpet
Thumbtack Customer
Gabriel was the best! Super responsive, super reasonable, and best of all, did a great job for my carpet install! Thanks again!
GS Flooring Solutions
Christopher i.
Fernando was very knowledgeable about the type of carpet and padding that would best suit my needs. He was very professional and worked quickly to both remove and install carpet in my bedroom. A true gem indeed, I highly recommend.
Fernando’s carpet and flooring servicesFernando’s carpet and flooring services
Thumbtack Customer
Luis was very professional and fast. I hired him for my Mother-in-Law. She bought a condominium in on Sheridan rd. She was very frustrated with the professionals at Home Depot, they were going to charge her $591 just to remove the old carpet, they didn't tell her that is going to take three weeks from the time she put the order in by time the carpet is going to be installed. I realized she needed help and I search the internet, and I stumbled on Thumbtack, found Luis Carpet, signed in , half a week later the carpet was installed. My Mother-in-law was thrilled with price, quality of the carpet, efficiency, and work. We will recommend Luis to all our friends.
Luis CarpetLuis Carpet
Brooks H.
They did a great job installing a new carpet runner on our stairs. They moved quickly but with good attention to detail. We are very pleased.
Spectacular Carpet and Floors Inc.Spectacular Carpet and Floors Inc.
Anthony B.
They did a great job installing my carpet, I have no complaints and his cost was the lowest of 4 Estimates I had gotten..
Luis CarpetLuis Carpet
Maria M.
Very fast response. Excellent quality of work and very professional. When others said it wasn't possible to install the carpet I purchase, Fernando's carpet showed up and did an amazing job! Thank you so much. I would definitely recommend.
Fernando’s carpet and flooring servicesFernando’s carpet and flooring services
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was quick to give an estimate and set up a date to install the carpet. He was great with communication and getting the job done. He included pictures of process as it was being done, which was nice since I am out of state. Additionally, his bid was much less than other carpet installers and was ready to do the job immediately. I would highly recommend him to others.
J&A Carpet Service Inc.J&A Carpet Service Inc.
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