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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.
Reviews for Columbus carpet installers
Thumbtack Customer
Brent and his crew installed carpet on two sets of stairs. They were very professional. Showed up on time, installed carpet in a timely manor, and cleaned up after install. They did a great job. Price was very fair. I will definitely call them next time I need carpet. Thanks.
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
Claudia M.
Brent will be installing my next carpet project. Very nice person
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
Jennifer F.
Brent was great to work with. He was very timely responding to emails and messages. He arrived when he said he would and overall the installation was great. We are very pleased with the outcome of our carpet installation and would recommend Brent to others.
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Humberto (I'm sorry i spelled that wrong) was very polite and knowledgeable about carpet installation. I am very excited to be working with him and his family.
Universal Ohio LLCUniversal Ohio LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Brent came out on a Sunday, took measurements, got the carpet and had it installed that day. Job was done quickly and very well. Will hire again for any flooring needs. Price was reasonable as well.
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
Kortney F.
Brent was wonderful to work with. He was prompt to respond when we initially reached out to him via thumbtack. He was patient with us, even when we took quite a bit of time to decide on which carpet we wanted. He provided suggestions. He installed the carpet the day after receiving it from the mill, and was flexible with scheduling (especially since it was just before Christmas). He installed it with the help of his daughter and it looks excellent. We cant even tell where the seams are. Great value and quality of work. Highly recommend.
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
Thumbtack Customer
He did a great job and the padding he used on the carpet install was phenomenal. He was very flexible with my requirements and had a great attitude. I have already asked him to provide me a quote on my next home flooring project!
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
Corinne M.
I couldn't be happier with the work that Brent did. He really goes above and beyond. He carpeted one bedroom, stretched existing living room carpet (was not installed by him) and even got rid of some of the squeakiness in the bedroom floor! I am bringing him back to do another room and can't wait to see the finished product. I know it'll be just as awesome as his other work in my home.
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
Lisa C.
I enjoyed working with Brent, his professionalism and his sincerity about getting the job done. Brent is very honest and fair. He did an amazing job in the carpet looks beautiful. I will recommend his services to everyone in need of any type of flooring repair or installation.
The Floor CorpsThe Floor Corps
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