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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 Malden flooring installation and repair professionals
Marsha B.
I read alot of good reviews about Grand Flooring so I met with Alex to discuss my flooring needs. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. His crew did an excellent job in two of my basement rooms. They removed my dirty old carpet, installed vinyl flooring and cleaned up everything when finished. This was all done in less than 6 hrs, very impressive! I would highly recommend Grand Flooring and will definitely use again for any future needs. Thank you Alex and crew! I love my new flooring!
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Marsha B.
Josh did an excellent job on my bathroom floor, very happy! He is a true professional and I would highly recommend him for any flooring needs, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Josh!
Burnham worksBurnham works
Lauren S.
Alex and his team were absolutely incredible. I hired them to replace the vinyl flooring in my basement. As soon as they started to bring up the old floor, it was met with rotted plywood and basically a disaster that needed to be fixed. Alex was great about explaining to me the issues with the floor, told me what the solution would be, and was immediately up front about the fact that it would change the cost because of extra labor and materials (reasonably so). Despite the unexpected barrier, Alex and his team worked quickly and left my floor looking absolutely amazing. I would 100% hire him again.
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Neal W.
Alex did a awesome job on my floor. His quote was fair and the final job came out great!
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Sheetal c.
Alex performed laminate floor installation for my new house. He stuck to his timings, and did a very good job. He is considerate, hardworking and a genuine person too. He will say yes to jobs only if he is confident about it. He will never say yes, just for the sake of making money. I would recommend Alex for all flooring jobs. He is young and looks more younger :) so i was little doubtful initially, but he impressed me with his work. He definitely had good amount of experience in flooring activities. Good Luck Alex. - Sheetal (Malden)
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Sage R.
We hired Carlos to lay down a new floor in our basement, which required doing a full skim coat on the entire existing floor first and then laying all the new VCT tile. Carlos purchased all the supplied, and moved around some of the heavy furniture that we were unable to fully get out of the space, which made the whole project incredibly easy for us. He was responsive to every text, did the whole job in less than a week, and every night left the space cleaner than he found it. If we ever have flooring work again, Carlos will be the only person we call!
Marsha B.
My experience with Lan was excellent. He was able to start working on my floors two days after the consultation. He made my dull, old wood floors look like something out of a magazine, I could not wait to see the final results and I could not be happier with the way they look, I don't even want to walk on them! Lan is a true professional and you will not be disappointed with his work, another satisfied customer! Marsha - Malden, MA
Lan's Floor CareLan's Floor Care
Thumbtack Customer
We contacted Thumbtack to find someone to refinish our floors in our nearly 100-year old house. Mike responded within hours and dropped by to look at the job. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in advising us so that we were able to make a more informed decision on the direction to go. We agreed on a few possible options and Mike got back to us with pricing when he said he would. Mike installed a new floor in one room, refinished the floor in another, and refinished the stairs. Mike is a great communicator, explains exactly what the process will be and we really enjoyed having him around. He also came back and installed a bow window for us, and we cannot be more thrilled with the work. Mike is professional and takes great pride in his work and I highly recommend him.
Eastcoast Wood FloorsEastcoast Wood Floors
Annie L.
Alex is AMAZING. This is my first time successfully hiring someone from thumbtack. Alex was very responsive from the very beginning and he was so easy to schedule with. We arranged a time for him to come and assess the damages I had on my floor and I could tell he was very professional the moment I met him. He was punctual, very knowledgeable about the industry. It was my first time doing the floors so I had a lot of questions and concerns but Alex helped me get through it all - he has so much patience, which was important to me the last thing i wanted to do was to feel stressed by my contractor. On the day of installation, Alex and his colleague came on time to do my floors. He even helped me pick up my material because my car wasn't large enough to transport. For about 250 square feet of flooring, the two guys took only 5 hours to do. They were extremely efficient & the word was incredible. I highly recommend them. Thank you Alex & team! P.S. I have to add - Alex is very transparent with his pricing. There are no hidden fees that he will try to slap on later. This is important because another of the vendors I looked into kept trying to nickel and dime me. #nothanks
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Paris L.
We're really impressed by Alex and his crew's work for our whole house flooring! Alex's job is one of the most efficient and professional projects we got during our house renovation process!! The price is decent also, and he is also super helpful on bringing all the good quality materials for us, that saved lots of time and energy for us! Highly recommend!!! Attached a picture taken 30min before the project fully finished!!
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Thumbtack Customer
They gave a great quote but did not do what they said they could. I paid for 100 square feet of new wood they used 10 square feet total. They used one hour drying stain then polyurethaned. The job was supposed to be 4-5 days they were done in 2. They were supposed to do a threshold only with my arguing while I was on vacation they went back to do it. Mind you the rooms were completely empty and they had all the time they would have needed. When I came home and saw how bad it was I called them. They came back a week later and tried to fix their mistake. Jorge the brother stands there and does nothing. He drives his brother. He commented to me that he was ashamed of himself when he saw how bad it was. Once again they tried to repair it. Then they stained and polyurethaned that area again so the floors look even worse. They leave their coffee cups and all their debris. They tell you it is dustless. They LIE. They did not even hang anything to contain the dust My biggest regret is hiring these two. Don't do it if you cannot be home to babysit them. They are nothing like they sell
Dias Hardwood floorsDias Hardwood floors
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