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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 Lackawanna flooring installation and repair professionals
Joseph C.
Good work on floors
KMS HOMES INC.KMS HOMES INC.
Barb P.
floors came out great and very polite professional.
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Thomas B.
Floors look great. Excellent job overall, very pleasant experience.
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Dave M.
Jeff did a great job on our floors. Would highly recommend.
Dream-It Designs of WNYDream-It Designs of WNY
Arlen B.
Shawn replaced our carpet in our living room with hardwood flooring. Upon contacting him, he responded in a timely manner. He was professional, meticulous and hard-working. He removed the old carpet and seamlessly joined two adjoining rooms to continue the same hardwood throughout the main floor of our house, including the finish trim. He cleaned the floor and all of his mess when he was done. He went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. Highly recommend Shawn if you need flooring installed or refinished!
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Kimberly C.
Great job putting in my new floor. Hired again for another project.
Schifano General ContractingSchifano General Contracting
Catherine G.
We love our new floor. Alex was polite, professional and extremely reliable.
180 Properties180 Properties
Hannah E.
Matt was amazing! He helped us figure out exactly what materials would be good for our unique project. He was very responsive and installed the floors in a timely manner. Super accommodating and incredibly professional, we are completely in love with our new floors and very happy we chose Matt.
Arquette Flooring LLCArquette Flooring LLC
Jessica M.
Working with Matt was a great experience. He answered all of my questions quickly and helped with every aspect of the job. He was great with communicating time frames, was pleasant and personable, and was professional in his execution of the installation. His price was clear and fair- and any changes were communicated up front and agreed upon prior to occurring. Our floors looks great! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Matt to anyone looking for flooring installation, and would call him again in a heartbeat if we decide to install flooring in any other areas of our home.
Arquette Flooring LLCArquette Flooring LLC
Anthony G.
I have had many floors done over the years in various pieces of property… This was by far the best job ever… The floors were in very poor condition… And Mac made them unbelievable… If I could give 10 stars I would… Very competitive pricing…Conscientious… … You will not go wrong by hiring this person
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Dee J.
Mac is a true professional with a great work ethic. I would hire him again when we’re ready to have another floor refinished.
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
John W.
Jeff did an amazing job with our small bathroom flooring project. Took on all the small details that other professionals who quoted the job wouldn't do (remove and replace baseboards, remove and replace toilet with new hardware, added trim to vanity base, repaired small part of rotted sub-floor). And he did it all at an extremely reasonable price. Very pleased with the result!
Dream-It Designs of WNYDream-It Designs of WNY
Cathy M.
After an excellent job on our vinyl plank flooring, he kept us updated and was always very prompt we would highly recommend him
Arquette Flooring LLCArquette Flooring LLC
Ashley W.
I honestly never wanted to do a review this much in my life. We didn't do the trim yet but wanted to share before and after photos! I truly feel like everyone should know what great work Matt does. I feel so lucky to have found him. I waited years to finally get rid of my ugly maroon carpet and he gave me my dream floor! He came here for my estimate and the day of the job right on time and ready to work. He had his mask and stuck to all covid guidelines. Matt talked me through everything, was super professional, responsive, and was just an all around great person. He worked the whole way through and got my floor done in just one day! I was honestly in shock. I almost cried seeing his finished work. My floor was uneven and you can't even tell! Every cut is so perfect. And let's not talk about his amazing pricing! I will forever hire him for flooring needs! I know it's just a floor, but it really makes a room and I am so impressed and SO HAPPY. Thank you for your hard work Matt!! It's beautiful and meant alot! :)
Arquette Flooring LLCArquette Flooring LLC
Sherette S.
Mac's Home Improvement is a great company. I had my hardwood floors refinished and they came out better than I expected. The floors looked better when they were sanded than they did before anything was done. Each step of the way was a great improvement. The guys took their time and made sure that the job was done right. I would definitely recommend them and I will call on them again the next time I need some work done.
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Elise S.
Jared was able to come out right away and did an amazing job laying down the vinyl flooring. I am so happy with the end result! The kitchen looks like an entirely different kitchen now.
Jarad's Handyman ServiceJarad's Handyman Service
Christina G.
Our experience with Mac's Home Improvement was extremely positive. Our home was built in 1963, and the hardwood floors had never been refinished. Prior to having the floors restored, they were incredibly stained, and in many spots, warped. Shawn got back to us right away after we put in our request for an estimate. We found his rates to be consistent with other estimates, and ended up committing. We couldn't be more pleased with the level of service we received. Shawn's attention to detail is exceptional; his meticulous attention to detail at every level of the job was highly impressive. He was most concerned with the quality of his work, and we couldn't be more grateful. We never expected our old floors to look like new, but they do! He was professional, courteous, and a true craftsman. It is without hesitation that we recommend Mac's to anyone looking into home improvement projects!
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Andrew G.
It was a pleasure working with Mac. He responded promptly after me sending a message and he was flexible when scheduling the estimate. Honesty, workmanship, and quality along with price are my biggest things i look for in a contractor, and he hit them all! The job done for our floors in our new home was amazing. Honestly, better than we thought they could be! Mac was also personable, and trustworthy and held himself to a high standard of work. He also cleaned up after each night on the job which is much appreciated. Highly recommend Mac for any hardwood floor refinishing.
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Jacqueline B.
Jeff did an amazing job. He removed carpet, replaced it with vinyl plank flooring and replaced our kitchen faucet in less than a day! He was very responsive and friendly. His work was excellent quality at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend him!
Dream-It Designs of WNYDream-It Designs of WNY
Susan R.
Matt is not only very skilled but also detail oriented and takes pride in his work. He is especially easy to deal with as he is professional, yet personable, promptly returns calls and is punctual. His pricing was very fair as well. I highly recommend him and wouldn’t hesitate to use Arquette Flooring again!
Arquette Flooring LLCArquette Flooring LLC
Greg S.
Matt did a beautiful job installing our floor. He is a true craftsman at his trade. Very professional and polite. Arrived right on time, finished the job on one day. John also helped part of the day. They both work very well together. Would highly recommend them. Greg & Debbie
Arquette Flooring LLCArquette Flooring LLC
Stephanie H.
Shawn refinished and stained our hardwood floors and he did an excellent job! He responded quickly to our quote request with a good price, finished the job quickly and made sure we were happy with the finished product. The entire process was smooth and professional. Plus, he's a really nice guy too! I would highly recommend him.
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
Robert W.
This has been a terrific experience - Mac (Shawn) is the best - he genuinely cares about his work. The man is a wood whisperer who made our floors look better than they ever have. He has my endorsement and I will be telling all my friends, It is rare to find this quality of work these days. Punctual. Professional. Neat. Priced right. He should be cherished. Thank You again Mac!
Mac’s Flooring & RefinishingMac’s Flooring & Refinishing
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