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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 Forest Glen flooring installation and repair professionals
Lori T.
Vintage Flooring did an excellent job. The floors are gorgeous. We will hire them again for all floor refinishing projects.
Vintage Flooring CompanyVintage Flooring Company
Yesenia S.
We love our new floors! Martin and his team refinished existing floors and added new maple floors to our kitchen. The work included stairs, closets, and removing many layers of poor quality floors. I highly recommend this team and look forward to to enjoying our floors for years to come.
A.M Hardwood Flooring Inc.A.M Hardwood Flooring Inc.
Jennie J.
We had to have flooring installed fast as we were expecting a baby. Tudor and his team were very responsive and installed new flooring one our second floor in one day. The floor looks great still. Very impressed and would highly recommend!
Kristal L.
Nick and his team worked on my floor (sub-flooring included). Very professional and quality work.
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
Micah H.
IDC Flooring did an amazing job installing vinyl flooring throughout my home. They provided expert advice (installing 1/4 inch plywood underneath the vinyl flooring) and and expert services at a reasonable price. They went above and beyond, even going so far as crushing the empty boxes from the flooring and placing them in the recycling cart. I highly recommend IDC Flooring.
Nikki L.
Working with Chicago Flooring Installations was a great experience! Nick quoted me the floors and was able to start almost instantly finishing our floors in one day! Would definitely work with them in the future :)
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
Jessi M.
Thanks for coming on short notice to fix our DIY flooring mishap! Floor looks flawless now.
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
Jennifer H.
Jayson and his team did a great job on our floors! We hired Vintage to sand and restain our hardwood floors on first level of our home. This incuded stairs. The floors turned out amazing and project was completed on-time. I would highly recommend Vintage Hardwood Flooring.
Vintage Flooring CompanyVintage Flooring Company
Omar L.
Excellent experience. I went from a plain looking floor to perfectly, beautiful floor. This is a great company! Thanks Nick.
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Refinished hardwood floors
DP Hardwood Flooring, IncDP Hardwood Flooring, Inc
Thumbtack Customer
We had Procare stain and refinish our floor and it was outstanding! The floors were professionally done as they look like brand new floors versus refinished floors and the service was excellent as they completed it quickly and with zero complications. Add to the fact the cost was very competitive and I would 100% recommend Procare for anyone and use them again.
Procare Restoration Inc.Procare Restoration Inc.
Lorien C.
Nick did an amazing job installing our new kitchen floors. Their quote was the best value for a full-service (provide flooring) installer we quoted, and the price on the day of install matched the quote exactly. Nick was very responsive to all my questions. The team was efficient and courteous during install. I am thrilled with our new floors- and Chicago Flooring Installations will be my first call next time I need any flooring work
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Special Floors did a good job for a good price.On completion of installation of new hardwood floors I noticed rippled look to the newly finished floor.Owner told me that it was normal for it to look that way due to the deflection of the floors while running his new sander on them .Other than that Special Floors were quick and on time to complete the job.
Special Floor, INC.Special Floor, INC.
LaShawn M.
Chicago Flooring Installations did a fantastic job with the new flooring in my home. Nick did a walkthrough and answered my questions about the process and what to expect. He also brought floor samples and explained the different vinyl plank options. The crew showed up early on the 1st work day and quickly removed the damaged laminate flooring and installed new vinyl plank in 1 workday! I’m so happy every time I look at the floors!
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
Helen B.
Peter did an excellent job on our floors. We had a small window when our floors had to be done and he was able to meet our timeline perfectly and even adjust the original plan. You won't go wrong with Studio Floors.
Elizabeth C.
IDC flooring was the most professional and satisfying experience we have had to date in the seemingly endless remodel of our fixer-upper home. Peter put creativity and intelligence into troubleshooting the refinishing of our complicated flooring project. We tore down walls, which left gaps in the original flooring, we didn't have uniform types of wood throughout the first floor (oak, maple and pine), and we had holes and and weird patching from the previous owners. I never thought the floors would look good, and was sure I would have to put in a whole new floor. No other flooring specialists put the thought into the job that Peter did, AND his bid came in under that of others. Lastly, his crew was nothing but professional. They came in, taped our shelves and kitchen off with efficiency, and were in and out in two days, as promised. The floors look BEAUTIFUL! Do not give up on your original floors. Go with IDC.
Frances G.
Had a great experience with Vintage Flooring. Their communication before, during, and after the work was great and the finished product looked fantastic. Thanks, Vintage Flooring!
Vintage Flooring CompanyVintage Flooring Company
Sheng Z.
I had an urgent issue with the flooring in my rental unit and found Nick. He helped me with everything with new flooring selection, scheduling, installation, and even follow up with my tenants. And on top of that, great looking floors! I couldn’t be more happy.
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication and the floors look great!
Becky m.
Vlad's skill and work quality, refinishing our wood flooring, was exceptional! The floor looks exquisite, and we could not be more thrilled with how beautiful our once rough, damaged floor turned out. I cannot recommend him enough, and told him I would be sharing his info. with friends and neighbors looking to have any floor work done. Additionally, his responsiveness, punctuality and prompt service were equally as top-notch. If you need flooring work done, Vlad should definitely be your first call!!
Vlad home ConstructionVlad home Construction
Joseph P.
Footprint Floors exceeded my expectations for my flooring install. Kyle was on time for both visits. He gave a fair estimate for the job. I received the estimate the same day however not on the spot (this is good as it gives an accurate bid). Kyle was very easy to schedule with. They arrived on time and finished the job in 1 day as promised. They did a great job of installing the floors around a radiator that my condo does not allow to be removed. They installed the floors exactly how I wanted. They also did a great job cleaning up. It is extremely hard to find good work like the work provided by Footprint Floors. I would 100% recommend to anyone needing flooring to contact them.
Footprints Floors of ChicagoFootprints Floors of Chicago
Andreea S.
Great service,would highly recommend! I needed carpet removed and the wood floor refinished quickly! The floor looks amazing and I'm pleased with the results! Thank you !
Saran C.
Noe did an beautiful job on my floors!
Thumbtack Customer
My floors were a total mess due to a burst pipe. I got an estimate from another floor company with a price that was out of this world crazy. Their estimate included removing the damaged floors in the kitchen where a bulk of the damage was and removing flooring all the way to the front of the home where there was no damage. Neal came in and explained to me that such extensive work wasn't necessary and gave a much more reasonable quote. His work is absolutely beautiful. I was told that the floors couldn't be matched, Neal matched them. I am completely pleased with Neal, his companions and the completed project.
Sherman FlooringSherman Flooring
Jan P.
Nick and the Chicago Flooring Installations team are experts and true professionals. The team installed my hardwoood floors and the end results exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them.
Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.Chicago Flooring Installations, Inc.
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