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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 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 do you plan for a carpet installation project?

Start by researching your options and figuring out the following:

  • What kind of carpet do you want?
  • How big are the rooms where you plan to install the carpet?
  • What type of backing is required?
  • Does the subfloor need to be prepared?
  • Do you need to make any repairs to your flooring?
  • When do you want the installation process done?
  • What is your budget?
  • Who is the best company or contractor in your area for the project?

Next, remove furniture from the room and give it a deep clean. Hire contractors to remove the current flooring if necessary. Schedule your carpet installer to have access to the room for as many days as they need for the project.

How do you measure for carpet installation?

The first step is to measure your room’s length and width, adding 2-3 three inches to each dimension to account for doorways and  trimming. Measure additional sections, like the other part of an L-shaped room. Multiply the length times width to get the overall area of carpeting. When measuring for stairs, make sure to measure all the way around the nosing of the stairs to account for extra carpeting needed.

What is tackless carpet installation?

Tackless carpet installation (or stretch-in installation) involves installing carpeting without the use of tacks. With this method, your flooring contractor will place the carpet over separate carpet cushions and secure it in place with a power stretcher, according to the Carpet and Rug Institute.

How long does carpet installation take?

You can expect carpet installation to take anywhere between several hours and a day. The length of the job depends on the scope of the project, room size, the type of carpet being installed and the condition of the work space. If your carpet crew needs to move furniture or work around other contractors, expect the project to take longer. Odd-shaped rooms with nooks and carpeted closets will also add time.

Reviews for Charlotte carpet installers
Lauren E.
Great, quick experience with new carpet install on a budget!
RugsInstalled LLCRugsInstalled LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Color Visions installed carpet and vinyl flooring and did a great job for us.
Color Visions FlooringColor Visions Flooring
Rachelle B.
Enjoying our new carpet very much! Our installer Derrick worked everything out.
Unlimited Carpet CareUnlimited Carpet Care
Tim W.
Cesar was great. Very proffesional amd quick installation. I highly recommend Cesar for your carpet projects.
lipscomb carpetinglipscomb carpeting
Thumbtack Customer
Cesar and his crew did a very nice job. Would definitely recommend to others looking for carpet installation.
lipscomb carpetinglipscomb carpeting
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing Work!!!!! Quality and Professionalism at its best. I hired Cesar to install carpet through out my entire home. He did an amazing job and worked diligently the entire time. The carpet looks fantastic!
lipscomb carpetinglipscomb carpeting
Thumbtack Customer
Cesar was great, he went to pick up the carpet I purchased, and they turned out to be closed the day after new years, after he had already made a trip there to pick it up. Cesar went the very next day to pick up the carpet when the store was open, he was very nice about it. Did a great job installing the carpet with a very fair price. I already hired him for my next project.
lipscomb carpetinglipscomb carpeting
Latisha H.
I’m a designer and I contracted Lee Hardwood Floor Company for my client’s flooring. They did a great job installing not only carpet but laminate as well. I will definitely work with him again!
Lee Hardwood Floor & Remodeling CompanyLee Hardwood Floor & Remodeling Company
Thumbtack Customer
You Call We Install Flooring did an outstanding job! They replaced the carpet on my stairs and it looks amazing. Mike and Brandon were always on time, informative and very pleasant. I highly recommend this company!
You Call We Install FlooringYou Call We Install Flooring
Donna R.
Just hire Jim.... If you are like me you want a fair price a good product and a skilled Craftsmen to install your flooring...call Jim. I am so impressed with the carpeting, the workmanship, and how easy it was to work with Jim.
James YatesJames Yates
Jared H.
If I ever need any flooring work done in the future, or friends or family need a recommendation, I am sending them to Jim. I had to get all of my carpet replaced (3 bedrooms, living room, stairs, office) in preparation for selling my home. My house looks brand new with the carpet Jim installed for me. Great customer service, great prices, great experience, excellent work!
James YatesJames Yates
Michael S.
I highly recommend Jim Yates and am very satisfied with this work. Jim installed 1,200+ sf of carpet in my home: a living room, foyer, 2 bedrooms, 3 closets + a staircase. Installation was completed in one day - on-time and on-budget. Everything went smoothly, the carpet looks great and he didn't leave a mess behind. All communications (phone/email/text) were unambiguous and prompt. Jim brought 2 additional workers on installation-day that were just as courteous, professional, and dog-friendly. When the manufacturer unexpectedly delivered my carpets 10 days early, Jim was very accommodating. He moved up my scheduled installation date by a whole week on only a weekend notice. Generally speaking, I find remodeling to be stressful, but with Jim there were no unwelcome surprises. Right away, I was impressed when he correctly estimated the total carpet needed at 240sf less than any of his competitors. The care he took to obtain accurate measurements and avoid unnecessary waste saved me nearly 20% on materials. That is no small savings and speaks to his level of precision and integrity. In summary, I am very pleased to have found an honest, skilled, and dependable contractor. Not only do I recommend Jim, but I'll be hiring him again very soon to install LVT flooring in my dining room/kitchen. Thank you, Jim & team, for doing great work, on-time and hassle-free, exactly as advertised.
James YatesJames Yates
Hannah H.
Humberto installed 3 bedrooms carpet and repaired my subfloor too. There is no hiding fee or any over charges. His price is also very reasonable. He has lot of experience. He tested my floor humidity level with a electric meter device. He also showed up to work site on time.
Metz Carpet & Flooring LLCMetz Carpet & Flooring LLC
Iris N.
James and his work partner was a life saver. I he responded right away came to my house the same week. Had my carpet installed the next week just in time for the holidays and the did a very great job. I would highly recommend them. They were a life saver. Thank you again James and his work partner.
James YatesJames Yates
Jennifer D.
Being out of town and managing repairs is already a big task but Antonio made sure I was kept in the loop during the process so I felt comfortable throughout the carpet install. I am extremely pleased with his work, responsiveness and him genuinely enjoying his work and being he best value to his customers. Not to mention after confirming I wanted to move forward he was able to get in and out the next day!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing flooring and he has a list of friends who do other repairs so you are covered if you book him. Thank you Antonio again for your teams hard work.
Lee Hardwood Floor & Remodeling CompanyLee Hardwood Floor & Remodeling Company
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