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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.

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.

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.

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. 

Reviews for Charlotte flooring installation and repair professionals
Jessica S.
Amazing job refinishing my floors and repairing areas that didn't have floor from removed walls! You cannot even tell the floor was not there before!
JDS Flooring LLPJDS Flooring LLP
Stacy M.
MPro Flooring did an outstanding job on out home!!!!!! Not only do our new floors look amazing they were early and completed our first floor and upstairs bathrooms in one day!!!!! Best flooring option hands down!!! Check out the before and after photos!
MPro FlooringMPro Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Great value for refinishing and staining our floors. They were easy to work with and our floors look great!
Fred's Flooring ProFred's Flooring Pro
Jonathan R.
I’ve used A Plus Flooring for multiple flooring projects over the past couple years. They’ve always done quality work for an affordable price. I highly recommend using them over larger flooring companies.
A Plus Flooring, Inc.A Plus Flooring, Inc.
Tia W.
This was a great experience from choosing the flooring to instillation. So friendly and the price was great. Will be using them again for hardwood flooring project!
Color Visions FlooringColor Visions Flooring
Reem S.
Take The Floor did an amazing job! My husband and I tried to DIY & failed miserably. John & his team came out the very next day and saved our hardwood floors. They worked around the clock to make sure the job was done. We couldn’t be happier with the floors and the company’s professionalism. If you are looking to refinish the floors, look no further.
Take The FloorTake The Floor
Dianna N.
I absolutely love my new laminate floors done by Workzy Contractors. They started on Friday and were done by Saturday. They removed my old glued down floors and placed the new floors down. They were efficient, fast and very accommodating.
Workzy Contractors LLCWorkzy Contractors LLC
Holly B.
John Prado's Take the Floor company did a fabulous job on our entire second floor with the removal of the wall to wall carpeting, sanding, stain and polyurethane finish of our 60 year old floors and stairs! The floors are beautiful! John and his crew were professional and thorough in all phases of the project. I couldn't have been more happy with the final product!
Take The FloorTake The Floor
Karen C.
Marcelo with MPro flooring did a fantastic job installing our hardwood floors. They look amazing and I would highly recommend them!
MPro FlooringMPro Flooring
Abby R.
Great experience getting our hardwood floors buffed and coated by Starwood Flooring! I would definitely use them again and recommend them.
Starwood Flooring LLCStarwood Flooring LLC
Ramesh P.
Flooring work was very good but flooring work requires other work like plumbing. Should clearly tell what they can do and what they will not do for non flooring work. At the end has left me scrambling to fix vanity and related plumbing.
Workzy Contractors LLCWorkzy Contractors LLC
Angela S.
We were upgrading our flooring on the second floor. I contacted Lugardo flooring and Brian provided me with a quote and availability. I’m very happy with our decision and Brian and his team were very professional. They arrived on time and completed the project within the time frame given. The upstairs is totally upgraded and the floors look amazing. Brian and his team installed the flooring that I chose along with the style that I wanted. We needed new door frames in the hallway and he installed them, which really enhanced the final outcome. Excellent job and we have already booked Lugardo flooring for the install downstairs as well.
Lugardo FlooringLugardo Flooring
Stefanie M.
Burgess Flooring did a great job! Great quality work and very clean and professional. I would definitely recommend them for your flooring needs.
Burgess FlooringBurgess Flooring
Krista B.
Floor after a year is in terrible condition.
home improvementshome improvements
Andrew G.
Quick floor repair. Good work.
Timmy Gunn Construction & FlooringTimmy Gunn Construction & Flooring
A. C.
I would reccomend Jennsey and Chris to anyone looking for reliable floor installers. They were always on time, easy to get in touch with, and our floors look great!
Astonishing FlooringAstonishing Flooring
Kiki K.
Lee did a great job refinishing our floors. The floors look awesome! He was very professional and punctual. Thank you Lee for a job well done!
Lee's Everyday CleaningLee's Everyday Cleaning
Ryan O.
Harry was responsive, down to earth, professional, and really cared about the work he did to my flooring in my master bedroom. The value also was great! All my floor squeaking is now gone! Would recommend Harry for any flooring need. Thanks again Harry!
Harry’s Carpet RepairHarry’s Carpet Repair
Hugh T.
I write this review to let you know that I’m a satisfied customer. Take The Floor did the resurfaced the existing floor on first floor and install the new hardwood up stairs. John is ver professional handling the process from quote to finish. The quality is excellent. The resurfaced floor looks better than the new floor. He didi a great job of matching the color. The price is very reasonable. By the way, John is always on time with his appointment and his works schedule is also on time. I recommend John and his company. You will be happy with the result.
Take The FloorTake The Floor
Cody W.
These guys were great. Got out and quoted so quickly and knocked out the floor fixes within a day of quoting. Floors look brand new again!
BROTHERS HARDWOOD FLOORINGBROTHERS HARDWOOD FLOORING
Thumbtack Customer
We are very pleased with Jim's work. He refinished reclaimed oak flooring that had paint & urine spots to a beautiful finish that matches the abutting floors perfectly.
Lee Hardwood Floor & Remodeling CompanyLee Hardwood Floor & Remodeling Company
Thumbtack Customer
Buffing and Polishing hardwood floor. Cornell was on time did a great job. We are very satisfied and would recommend him highly for any job regarding hardwood floor.
Starwood Flooring LLCStarwood Flooring LLC
Robert C.
John and his team were excellent! The quality of the work and responsiveness was second to none. Our floors look brand new! I would highly recommend Take The Floor.
Take The FloorTake The Floor
Anna S.
Ronaldo did an amazing job on installing my kitchen and den floors. He also trimmed down my door to fit the new floor. I would definitely recommend him.
home improvementshome improvements
Cheryl G.
My experience with HomeUp was excellent. Bruno was my first line of contact and was very helpful assisting me with understanding the process. Explaining the differences in the flooring And deciding the best type of flooring to replace the existing flooring especially since I was dealing with water damage. His familiarity with the product and going that extra mile to ensure I was comfortable With my decision made quite a difference in my experience with HomeUp. They come highly recommended and I will definitely be requesting their services for future floor replacements. A+
HomeUP ConstructionHomeUP Construction
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