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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 Lowell flooring installation and repair professionals
Anne B.
Dubon Flooring was by far the best estimate that I got for refinishing my upstairs floors. The estimate was fast, the work was done quickly and neatly. They patched some holes in the floor from the removed radiators very well. The floors look great!
Dubon FlooringDubon Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Having been in the construction construction trade for over 30 years my self I have seen many floor finishers and I have to say Pedro is one I would highly recommend to finish your floors. Pedro is very meticulous and a true craftsman. We are having him back to refinish all our the rest of the floors.
Alcantara Hardwood Floors, LLCAlcantara Hardwood Floors, LLC
Socrates J.
Alex was great He and partner did an amazing job The floors are beautiful They were on time, cleaned up after And even moved my furniture around I will definitely use them again for future floor projects
Alex FlooringAlex Flooring
Jay S.
I recommend Duilas to do your floors and I'm a hard man to please!
DF FloorsDF Floors
Tim P.
John tackled a floor for us that was CAKED with solid coverage of old, old, old linoleum glue in our new home. (Yup, someone covered these floors with linoleum and THEN carpeted over it. He rocked it! He was fast, affordable and the work is BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to hire him again!
Mark Hardwood Flooring serviceMark Hardwood Flooring service
Jeff L.
Amazing Flooring lived up to the company name... my floors truly look AMAZING! Thank you. Bobby buffed 4 hardwood rooms and 1 wide pine room for me and he really did an EXCELLENT job! Would highly recommend and not hesitate to work with again.
Amazing FlooringAmazing Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Great work installing the wood floors. I will use them again!!! Very reasonable price as well.
Alcantara Hardwood Floors, LLCAlcantara Hardwood Floors, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had requested Alcantara Hardwood Floors LLC to refinish the hardwood flooring in my new condo and put on two coats of poly. They offered competitive pricing and both Pedro and Jenny were great to work with. Unfortunately, when Pedro came to see the floors to ensure we had everything right he informed me I had laminate not hardwood floors. Without his assistance and attention to detail I may have destroyed them. I only wish I had the hardwood to have him and his team to work on. I would definitely recommend and refer them to anyone looking. Their customer service was above and beyond. And this is coming from someone who works in hospitality and truly appreciates great service!
Alcantara Hardwood Floors, LLCAlcantara Hardwood Floors, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I got a very nice floor for a very nice price.. the work was very well done.. and the quality was right on the money....
Alcantara Hardwood Floors, LLCAlcantara Hardwood Floors, LLC
Michelle B.
These guys were great!!!! Professional, responsive, quality of work, very fair pricing. I contacted them and they got right back to me, a few questions and we had our project booked. They brought color samples after our meeting for a quote. They listened to all my concerns and answered every question. They were very easy to talk to and they were patient. They got here this morning on time and 5 hours later our beautiful new floor was done!! They cleaned up after themselves as well. Not only did they move the big bulky furniture around so they could work but the also emptied out 2 closets that we didn't put the floor down and put everything back. We hired them for 1 floor but we are definitely looking at them for other projects!! They don't just do floors!!!!
Pros in my area inc carpenterPros in my area inc carpenter
Kristen R.
From start to finish, Russ was responsive and very easy to work with. He brought lots of samples to the house which made it easy to select a flooring option. Unfortunately the one I selected was discontinued when he went to order but no problem - we found a similar replacement online and Russ was flexible to obtain the product that I wanted. On the day of installation, the two-man crew showed up and got right to work. They removed tile and laid wood floor laminate in the kitchen and office in one day. And it’s beautiful! They cleaned up after themselves and were professional throughout the process. I will definitely use Shop At Home Flooring again!
Shop At Home FlooringShop At Home Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Jenny was amazing! She was flexible and willing to do anything to get the job scheduled on time. Pedro did a beautiful job on the floor. I would absolutely recommend them.
Alcantara Hardwood Floors, LLCAlcantara Hardwood Floors, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Russ Thanks Again! I must say I am really happy with your work and help with color selecting my office carpet and flooring. You took my office design & class studio space idea and assisted me in choosing the appropriate carpet colors and flooring that would bring the full design out best. As well you were clearly knowledgeable in large spaces with sharpe and uneven corners. The full 1700 Square Foot space now looks great! Thanks for finishing on schedule and allowing room for the furniture to be set up and arranged! You were my second estimate priced solidly in the middle but if needing flooring or carpet again you will be my first choice. Thanks again!
Shop At Home FlooringShop At Home Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
The Dias brothers were great! My wife and I were very happy with how the floors came out. They were always on time, communicated well and were all around professional. Thank you!
Dias Hardwood floorsDias Hardwood floors
Jose L.
He came on time ready to work. Very careful when done clean after himself and took trash with him. Attention yo detail open to any suggestions or changes on the fly. Floors came real good. Will use him again
Jeff L.
Alex runs a "tight ship." In other words a solid business. He and his team are everything you'd want... responsive, punctual, professional, does great work at a reasonable price. Don't hesitate to hire Alex and his team to get your flooring project DONE!
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Mari R.
Alex and his helper were hard workers! I hired them to put down LVP throughout my main level (including throughout a kitchen). They were precise where it counted, and worked fast when they could, and the work looks great. I am very pleased with the result. The price was very good for the work! I would call Alex again when I’m ready for the next floor!
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
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