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How do I find a good carpet installer in Houston?

Start by searching online for the best carpet installation services in the Houston area. Look at the type of services they offer, and read reviews from past customers. Contact all of the top companies or contractors who seem like a great fit, and ask for free cost estimates.

When you’re ready to hire, verify that the professional has the proper business insurance and any relevant licenses in Houston and/or Texas.  

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?

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 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 Houston carpet installers
Mo R.
Nice carpet install
Finesse home solutionsFinesse home solutions
Ken H.
The right carpet professionally installed.
C-O-T FLOORSC-O-T FLOORS
Thumbtack Customer
Fred Carpet was fast and efficient installing my carpet. He did a great job.
Fred Carpet and Flooring InstallationFred Carpet and Flooring Installation
Mike B.
Great work on the carpet replacement, really appreciate the advice in improvements to carpeting since it was first installed!
Floor Coverings International of Houston HeightsFloor Coverings International of Houston Heights
Julia D.
I had a small amount of carpet that was water damaged from a leak. I had pulled up the carpet and thrown out the carpet pad to dry out the carpet. I needed someone who could relay the padding and stretch the carpet back to the tack strips. Luis promptly responded to my request with an estimate and was very easy to communicate with. He did a good job re-installing the carpet. His team was professional and worked efficiently.
Luis AguirreLuis Aguirre
Thumbtack Customer
We had carpet installed in two bedrooms downstairs and in the entire upstairs. The crew was on time, professional and did a great job.
Fred Carpet and Flooring InstallationFred Carpet and Flooring Installation
Rachel P.
Finesse Solutions did carpet demo, haul off, and install in my house. They were efficient with the work itself and at a very reasonable price.
Finesse home solutionsFinesse home solutions
Lisa B.
We had carpet installed in 3 bedrooms. and 3 closets. Luis and his associate were great. They worked fast and did an excellent job.
Luis AguirreLuis Aguirre
Bronson K.
Amazing craftsmanship, easy communication and a fair price for a special-order wool carpet. Michael with Carpets of Tomball is the real deal when it comes to his knowledge and expertise in the field of carpet and carpet installation. Michael helped steer us in our initial search as we decided what carpet best fit our home, being honest with certain products and the possible difficulties those products would present in the future. When we finally decided on a wool carpet, Michael kept us updated on the status of the order, shipping and arrival. The install looks incredible with a true eye for detail and flawless artistry. Michael worked in our home alone with total trust, able to get the job done while we worked. I am thankful for Michael and the beautiful work he did in our home. We have come home everyday marveling at the new carpet. Thank you Michael
C-O-T FLOORSC-O-T FLOORS
Johanna S.
Federico did an amazing job at a reasonable price! I will definitely be going through him again the next time I need carpet installation
Fred Carpet and Flooring InstallationFred Carpet and Flooring Installation
Amy H.
Great experience working with these guys. Very attentive to all my questions and did a wonderful job installing my carpet. Would definitely work with again.
Castro’s CarpetCastro’s Carpet
Claudia A.
Carlos did a great job installing my new carpet!! His prices were reasonable. He was courteous and professional. I will definitely be recommending to all my friends/family.
JCP CARPET CAREJCP CARPET CARE
Amr H.
Wonderful experience with Joe and his team. Once we selected the carpet and agreed on pricing, they were in and out the next day and had new carpet installed in my 3 bedrooms within a couple of hours. Management is responsive and transparent, crew was on time, and provided reasonable pricing. Thank you for accommodating our tight schedule.
Finesse home solutionsFinesse home solutions
Temmy O.
Carpet of Tomball was very professional and gave a very reasonable quote. I told him what i wanted and he made it happen. The workers were efficient and got the job done in no time. They did a very clean job for my carpet installation. I will definitely use this contractor again and will recommend him anytime.
C-O-T FLOORSC-O-T FLOORS
Jose H.
Great contractor to work with. Fair prices, easy to communicate with, and super fast installation and quality work. I would highly recommend and use them again. They completed a full carpet and pad replacement on a 4 story townhome.
All American floorsAll American floors
ADAM N.
They replaced the carpet in my master bedroom and connecting closet. They were in and out in four hours and were able to install the next day after I contacted them. The price and quality of the work was great. Would use again.
All American floorsAll American floors
Blake D.
I needed a quick carpet job at my rental property. Didn’t want to break the bank. Carlos was available next day and provided quality installation at a great value. Very professional and responsive. Will use again. Would highly recommend!
JCP CARPET CAREJCP CARPET CARE
Thumbtack Customer
This was a one room job. John was very professional. He walked me through exactly what needed to be done. Met me at Home Depot to pick out the carpet, loaded it in his vehicle, and installed quickly. He even came back to better secure a piece that flared up a couple weeks after more foot traffic was going across it. He will be the first person I call for carpet going forward.
Jd's Flooring and More..Jd's Flooring and More..
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet installation went fine. Floor refiniahing had issues due to multiple activities but Katrina supported us till the end. I would give 5 stars but some of the hole patching in the trevertine did not come out as good as I would have expected
KD DKD D
Prashant t.
Luis did an amazing job installing carpet on all our stairs. I found him to be very genuine, honest and just someone who is not out there to loot you. Very honest pricing and actually the best I received. Work quality was also top notch. They left the place very clean. Will definitely recommend.
Luis AguirreLuis Aguirre
Stephanie T.
We're very pleased with our beautiful new luxury vinyl plank and carpeting from Finesse Home Solutions! Joe (owner) provided us with high quality flooring options along with competitive pricing. Not only did Joe and his team install a beautiful final product but we also had great customer service along the way as well. If you’re looking for someone who is hardworking, forthright, honest, dependable, and communicative on top of it all, Joe is your guy; he was a real pleasure to work with and we'll definitely do business with him again!
Finesse home solutionsFinesse home solutions
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