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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 Melrose flooring installation and repair professionals
Luciana R.
Duilas was great! I just bought a house that needed some work - The floors were run down, unleveled, painted over, covered with and old humid carpet for many years, and completely hideous. I didn't think there was a fix for some of the floors, but Duilas completed transformed them. He was very courteous, on time, and very responsive. The floors look amazing and I will be hiring him again to refinish some additional floors on the first floor D
DF FloorsDF Floors
Diefei Y.
Tiger did a very good job. We are happy with the new flooring
Foxboro Hardwood FloorFoxboro Hardwood Floor
Thumbtack Customer
I had upper stairway and guest bedroom refinished. They were very efficient and the floors came out beautifully. They did repair work as well and we were very pleased. The floors are over 100 years old and they look spectacular!
Peter's hardwood floorsPeter's hardwood floors
Lesley C.
WFD Hardwood Flooring was excellent to work with and we were very happy with the end result! Would highly recommend.
WFD Hardwood FlooringWFD Hardwood Flooring
Dilyana O.
Clayton installed the luxury vinyl plank flooring in our entryway and closets (~170 sq ft). He was responsive, quick, professional, polite and very accomodating. There were a lot of imperfections on the floor, walls, old baseboards, and uneven thresholds, but he managed to work around them and make the floor look as good as possible. He also had to make a number of custom adjustments, like shaving off the bottom surfaces of a few doors so they can close properly, and still managed to finish withing a day by himself. We would gladly use his services again.
Brothers Hardwood FloorBrothers Hardwood Floor
Alex did an awesome job on my hardwood floors. He showed up for the initial estimate quickly and was able to schedule the job right away. He uses high-quality Bona floor product. His work was very neat and clean. He texted me with updates throughout the job. The price was a fair price, not a cheap price, but fair. I definitely recommend him.
Alex FlooringAlex Flooring
Jessica G.
When we bought a new house, we were unsure of the quality of floors underneath the carpet. Bobby and his team worked their magic and got them in beautiful shape. They were clean and fast!
Amazing FlooringAmazing Flooring
Larisa K.
Could not have been done better ! Excellent job done in one day. Vinyl floor looks beautiful. Highly recommended! Fortunate to have found them. Arnold and Larisa. THANK YOU!
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Steve A.
Top notch experience working with Silvamora Flooring. Professional, first rate work quality, responsive to all of our questions and helped guide us along the way. Would recommend without hesitation. Thank you, Roberto and team!
Silvamora Flooring Services, LLCSilvamora Flooring Services, LLC
Dilyana O.
Alex and his team were great to work with - reliable, punctual, efficient and did a great job with our floor installation. Alex was responsive and thoughtful, suggested options and handled issues quickly. We'll definitely hire this team again.
Grand Flooring IncGrand Flooring Inc
Caglayan D.
I had great experience with Andy. He was transparent about what he can and can not do and he did all in a timely manner. His crew was careful and diligent. They have refinished our 100 year old floors. The result was much better than what we expected.
DIAMOND FLOORING LLC (Hardwood Services)DIAMOND FLOORING LLC (Hardwood Services)
Martha K.
I was very happy to find Alex Floors. Both Alex and Fernando were professional and answered all of my questions. I felt their prices were very reasonable and the job was finished quickly. Most importantly I felt comfortable having them in my house and leaving them the key while I was out.
Alex FlooringAlex Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Peter did a wonderful job! He did the floors of our entire house. He will work tirelessly to get the job done and his ultimate goal is to make sure you are happy with the work. He works with you every step of the way, is very accessible, and is very nice and easy to work with. He goes above and beyond!
PNP Hardwood Floors & Tiles/ Let us Floor You.PNP Hardwood Floors & Tiles/ Let us Floor You.
Thumbtack Customer
Michael is a very happy and enthusiastic guy. He was able to come right over to give estimate. He used a key to come and go. Job took 4 days to refinish dining living and stair treads. Floors came out beautifully. He also did great job on transitions between rooms. He took out all staples and replaced gaps in wood. Below are before and after. I would recommend Michael.
Michael's floor service LLC.Michael's floor service LLC.
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