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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.

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. 

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.

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 Minneapolis flooring installation and repair professionals
Derek J.
Floors look stunning!!
S&S Hardwood and FlooringS&S Hardwood and Flooring
Tammy Z.
Seth of Midwest Flooring came to my rescue after I had a flooring company leave me with a less than adequate laminate floor install. Even though it wasn't a big job, he was willing to repair and finish the floor . He was honest, punctual and did an awesome job. I would most definitely hire him again.
Midwest FlooringMidwest Flooring
Tegan B.
Seth & his team did a fantastic job installing hardwood floors in the second floor of our home. We had a lot of questions and Seth made sure we were informed and comfortable with every step of the process. From recommending a great wholesaler to navigating tricky spots in our subfloor— Seth had great recommendations and advice. Most important, our finished floors look phenomenal! If you’re on the fence with who to book for your next flooring project—this is your sign from the universe to choose Midwest Flooring!
Midwest FlooringMidwest Flooring
Collin R.
Refinished floors turned out great!
Footprints Floors of MinneapolisFootprints Floors of Minneapolis
Stacie l.
My new floors look amazing!!
Quick FloorsQuick Floors
Susan A.
Ravin and his team did a fabulous job restoring our original 1917 maple floors. They got the job done very quickly and the floors look great.
S&S Hardwood and FlooringS&S Hardwood and Flooring
Alexandra S.
S&S refinished all hardwood floors in my house (they were quite worn down). Floors were done professionally and in a timely manner. I was informed up front in detail about the process. The floors look absolutely beautiful, and the total cost was approximately 2/3 of what other businesses would have charged me. I would definitely hire S&S Hardwood and Flooring again!
S&S Hardwood and FlooringS&S Hardwood and Flooring
Dayna L.
Quick Floors lived up to its name. They installed my floor within days of me contacting them, while Home Depot was still putting together a quote. The floor is gorgeous and just what I wanted. They were meticulous about the installation to get it done right. The price was also reasonable.
Quick FloorsQuick Floors
Erin M.
Cody did an amazing job on my floors!
Frontier HardwoodFrontier Hardwood
Barbara P.
Very good experience. All of the Quick Floor folks were so easy to work with. Donna and Sarv took time to explain the process, and follow through was prompt. The men who installed the flooring were hard working, respectful and thorough. I think the floors are beautiful, and would highly recommend this team to anyone.
Quick FloorsQuick Floors
Bill C.
Cody was great. Floors look wonderful on the timeline promised.
Frontier HardwoodFrontier Hardwood
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful! My hardwood floors turned out fantastic!
Floors with HartFloors with Hart
David N.
Our floor is almost 70 years old and had some issues. Cody did a great job addressing those. The floor looks great! We would definitely hire him again.
Frontier HardwoodFrontier Hardwood
Michelle A.
Really enjoyed working with Jeff and Tom to install flooring for my parents’ kitchen.They were able to quickly get the job done and took extra steps to help them out! The floors look great!
Bridget H.
Excellent repair of my oak floors on a quick turnaround. Thanks!
Mr. SandlessMr. Sandless
Mercedes B.
S & S did a fantastic job on our wood floors. We have received so many compliments on the our beautiful floors. We were also very comfortable with the competitive pricing. **Highly recommend!!**
S&S Hardwood and FlooringS&S Hardwood and Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Ray made the whole process very easy for me, and the floors are beautiful.
Floors with HartFloors with Hart
Thumbtack Customer
Refinished existing hardwood floors and laid two new rooms of wood floor. He should've removed a subfloor but didn't so now there is a uneven transition between dining and living rooms. At the bid, he stated it would take him 5 days, it took him 15 days! Asked my husband to dispose of the sanding dust. Left a gaping hole at the back door with no wood at all on the floor, about 2 1/2 inches! Did not leave one extra piece of flooring. He told me he would put three coats of finish in the floors, I believe he only did one coat.I am not pleased with the work he did in my home.
Real Floor SolutionsReal Floor Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Greg installed an extremely hard wood walnut flooring that had some defects. In the end, our flooring (done throughout our home) looks great. I appreciate his hard work and would hire him again.
Gigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson InteriorsGigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson Interiors
Anna S.
Ran into a few issues along the way but overall pleased with my new floors!
Gigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson InteriorsGigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson Interiors
Ricardo J.
Way beyond what I thought could be done with my red oak floors.
All-Starr sand and refinishAll-Starr sand and refinish
Harrison E.
Did a great job refinishing and adding floorboards to our 114 year old floor.
S&S Hardwood and FlooringS&S Hardwood and Flooring
Nance Lee M.
S & S flooring did a phenomenal job! My 100 year old red oak floors look spectacular. The floor in the powder room was not in great shape. For no increase in cost they tore it out and replaced it with matching wood. It's never looked so good! The guys worked 12 hours one day to keep on schedule for me! They also dusted window sills and other places dust had collected. Above and beyond. I'm thrilled.
S&S Hardwood and FlooringS&S Hardwood and Flooring
Emily P.
Ravin and his team did an amazing job. I purchased an older home where the floors were badly scratched and worn. Ravin and his team came in and refinished the floors in a matter of days getting the job done before we moved in. Very competitive pricing!
S&S Hardwood and FlooringS&S Hardwood and Flooring
Dee D.
The communication was perfect all the way through and everyone was polite and respectful. My floor looks amazing.
TNA Carpet LLC.TNA Carpet LLC.
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