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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for York carpet installers
Tom R.
Just have to give a shout out to Greg for the great job he did on our carpet. We had a lousy install years ago and had been tolerating it for way to long. They restretched the carpet and it looks brand new. Great job!!
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Nike A.
Steve did a great job with our carpet installation. He came to give an estimate and got right to work same week. The final look is beautiful and I will definitely recommend him to others and will use Mobile interiors for other projects.
Mobile InteriorsMobile Interiors
Jose V.
Tiznados installation is simply amazing. I contacted them with a very large job and almost no time to do it. They came the same day I contacted them and finished the job the next day!!! The they said they would be at my house at a certain time and where here on the exact minute. Their work is seamless, and pristine with a keen attention to detail. They maintained constant communication and were straight forward with their cost. I’ve used other companies before and I have to say that Taznado’s is absolutely a cut above the rest in both quality and prices. I will be using them for all my future carpet installation projects.
Tiznado's InstallationTiznado's Installation
Zak D.
My wife and I had a great experience working with Steve and his partner. When Steve came out for the initial estimate/consult he really took his time and explained all of the options that would make sense for our situation (carpet upstairs, laminate or luxury vinyl plank downstairs). Even though the LVP was a good bit more $, I am very happy we went that route. I was also repainting the home at the time (ceiling, walls and trim) and was amazed at how the paint splatters clean up, wet or dry. I even cancelled the 2 other installers estimate meetings I had lined up due to Steve's honesty and manner. Mobile Interiors works with a supplier in Lancaster and they were helpful in the selection process as well. Here's the kicker; I forgot to order the product on a Monday like I was supposed to and didn't get the order in until Wednesday, which pushed the delivery date back into the next week (the week they were supposed to install). Even though it was my mistake Steve and Damien got the job done when they said it would be, when they could have easily said that since the product wasn't there at the specified date they would not be able to get it done on time. I'm not saying you should do this but I was very pleasantly surprised they were able to make it work. Since I was trying to save some bucks I also removed all the old carpet, Steve was great in communication with me when I had questions, graciously giving up some helpful tips of the trade. And of course Steve worked with me on the price of the job since I did some of the "grunt work". The job came out amazing and both my wife and I and our tenants love the finished product. If you are looking for a quality job, no BS, and a flooring contractor who is willing to work with you to make your home look beautiful go with Mobile Interiors. From my experience you will not be disappointed and instead will be thrilled with the results! Zak Davies York, PA Sorry no photos, will try to update later. The job looks great!
Mobile InteriorsMobile Interiors
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