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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.

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 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 Holladay carpet installers
Paul K.
Carpet installers came and installed the carpet. No problems found.
Utah Flooring & DesignUtah Flooring & Design
Rob O.
Did a great job and will have the carpet installed here in the near future.
Big Bear FlooringBig Bear Flooring
Kate L.
Wonderful experience with Utah Flooring! Exceptional customer service and perfect carpet installation.
Utah Flooring & DesignUtah Flooring & Design
Preston W.
Great job with the carpet. They found an exact match and were speedy to get it installed.
Big Bear FlooringBig Bear Flooring
Lawrence G.
Those who came were friendly as well as professional. They did a great job in taking away and installing carpet.
Utah Flooring & DesignUtah Flooring & Design
Nancy H.
We needed our carpet installed quickly - within a week - so that it went in ahead of our move-in date. They were able to provide a quality product from their wherehouse and get it installed in less that 7 days! kevin came right out and gave us an estimate. The installer was scheduled for 9:00-11:00 on Thursday - he want able to make it until 3:00, but they kept in contact the whole time, giving us updates. He finished the job first thing the next morning. The carpet looks awesome!
Utah Flooring & DesignUtah Flooring & Design
Dane A.
After connecting through Thumbtack, Miguel came over after business hours the next day to work with my buay schedule. The samples that he brought were the closest to matching the existing carpet of all the companies we received bids from for the project. His bid for superior material (both carpet and pad) was the lowest that we received and he worked with his schedule to fit us in within 2 business days for the installation. The quality and speed of the install were both excellent. I'd highly recommend working with Miguel and the team at S-martfloors, LLC if you're looking for quality and speed at a friendly price point. Thanks Miguel!
Dave M.
Very impressed with Big Bear Flooring. They did an excellent job at installing LVP in my kitchen and carpeting in a bedroom. Both Ashley and Mario (and the installer, Alex) were willing to take the time to answer all of my questions. Their work is top-notch, and I wholeheartedly recommend them. 3/1/2022 Update: A bit disappointed the the installer didn't tell me that he accidently removed a portion of the drywall when installing the baseboards. Instead of letting me know about the issue, I had to find it myself a month later. After spending $2,600 on new flooring, I expected a bit more in this regard.
Big Bear FlooringBig Bear Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Carpet was ordered late and they missed my requested install date even though they repeatedly told me the date I requested would be fine. Had to move around a lot of schedules to make it work. Was given 3 different dates within the span of 2 days, and they said nothing could be done about it.
Utah Flooring & DesignUtah Flooring & Design
Larkyn M.
DO NOT HIRE THEM! In July I had Cameron come measure a curved staircase for a client. I showed him a large sample of the Dash & Albert carpet runner we had chosen. At the initial meeting I asked him how his installer would handle the pie shaped stairs on the staircase and he said they knew what they were doing and it would turn out great. He told us how much to order and then off he went. Cut to last week when their installer Carlos came to my clients home to install the carpet. He seemed unsure from the moment he arrived and his English wasn't great so it was hard to communicate. I called and spoke with Heber and expressed my concern that I wasn't feeling very confident in Carlos. He was rude over the phone and transferred me over to Cameron who assured me Carlos knew what to do and I could feel confident going ahead with the job. Heber also put in a call to Carlos. Cut to two hours later when I stopped back in to check on poor Carlos. He had installed the carpet upside down on the pie-shaped stairs and it was cut up and did not fit the stairs. He told me he had called the owner Jason to come help him. When Jason arrived he tells us Cameron never should have approved this stair runner and that it was beyond repair. The entire rug had to be ripped off. To make it even worse they had stapled the stairs (on my clients brand new staircase) and never returned to pull them out and patch the stairs. Jason refunded our deposit but really what they owe us is a new runner which their employee destroyed. DO NOT TRUST THEM. ALSO HEBER IS A DICK!
Utah Flooring & DesignUtah Flooring & Design
Denise G.
Either do the job right or don’t do it at all. Troy the quote person did a great job and said we had plenty of carpet. The patterns would face different directions in the two rooms but we were okay with that if it meant no seams. Each room has between 3-4 seams. The installer seemed nice but left before we approved it, left scrapes everywhere. We think he knew he messed up and just wanted to get out of there. The biggest problem was Paul he finally called us after texting and was quite rude especially telling us we didn’t know what we were talking about and that we went on the cheap side to use 3 month old carpet. They really need to have someone talk to the customer with the knowledge and also customer service, no wonder they only have 3.5 stars
Utah Flooring & DesignUtah Flooring & Design
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