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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.

Reviews for Saint Matthews carpet installers
Joe P.
Kris was efficient and the carpet installation was amazing! He was able to work with me over the phone to determine what material was needed, arrived the next day, and the job was completed within two hours! He saved me 3 weeks of waiting on Home Depot for carpet and installation and the quote came in nearly $350 less than them too! I highly recommend Kris for anyone needing quick, affordable, and quality work!
Dickey's Quality Flooring LLCDickey's Quality Flooring LLC
Marilyn A.
J&H Tile Professionals did a great job on the installation of the carpet. They were punctual, professional, and they cleaned up prior to leaving. We will definitely be using them again for future projects.
J&H tile professionals L.L.CJ&H tile professionals L.L.C
Donna B.
We just had carpet and flooring installed in our home.The owner Kris is very professional and works really hard to fit your budget with the best quality of work. He was on top of things and had everything done in a timely matter. Highly recommend!
Dickey's Quality Flooring LLCDickey's Quality Flooring LLC
Robert J.
Kris Dickey did a wonderful job in taking care of my carpet needs. He stayed on top of the order and worked around his schedule to get me taken care of. From install to clean-up! Well done. I highly recommend him and his team.
Dickey's Quality Flooring LLCDickey's Quality Flooring LLC
Maggie O.
Kris Dickey was an exceptional hire from Thumbtack! I highly recommend him. He was punctual for the estimate and installation, and was very pleasant and prepared with flooring samples. He and his team worked tirelessly to make sure everything was done perfectly, and it was! They installed gray nylon carpeting in our basement and gray hardwood paneling in our basement bathroom. Their work was extremely detailed and quality. I recommend Kris without reservation and look forward to hiring him again in the future.
Dickey's Quality Flooring LLCDickey's Quality Flooring LLC
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