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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 Alexandria carpet installers
Cathy C.
Ronald did a great job installing carpet in 4 bedrooms and a hallway. He cleaned the floors before installation of the carpet, and again after installation. Watching him work was impressive. I now know why carpet installers are "professionals," as there is quite a process to installing a carpet correctly. Highly recommend Ronald of RC Renovation.
Vicki W.
Orlando was great! He was very responsive and easy to work with. His team did a great job installing my carpet and I was pleased with the installation. They also had a bit of an unexpected hurdle with the carpet removal as the original carpet was glued down carpet squares. However, he was very accommodating and professional
Orlando Carpet LLCOrlando Carpet LLC
Frida C.
Great job installing carpet in my home! Would hire again.
Shane G.
Jose did a great job with carpet installation I would definitely recommend it.
Vy k.
Jose and his crew were able to get the carpet installed by my requested date. Excellent work his installer, Lucas.
Kyrie J.
Floor Envy did an amazing job on our carpet installation. Shawn was very responsive and helpful in deciding the best carpet to choose. The price was very reasonable as well. The carpet replacement/installation for our 4 rooms with furniture took only 4-5 hours and looked great. It was wonderful working with them and I would definitely recommend them.
Floor Envy LLC.Floor Envy LLC.
Yobany M.
Orlando was very professional and punctual. He was able to install the new carpets as agreed and was very fair.
Orlando Carpet LLCOrlando Carpet LLC
Sam w.
Installed carpet in the stairs within an hour. Added nails to the stairs to reduce creaking. Appreciate the high-quality service.
Jonna H.
Great job installing carpet quickly for a renovation. Also very professional response when a problem arose. Would recommend!
RK Carpet services,LLCRK Carpet services,LLC
Jennifer C.
Thanks for the beautiful job on our carpet installation. It looks great. We appreciate your responsiveness and the professionalism of your crew.
Yang G.
I needed new carpets and ImagEffects was able to come to my home for an estimate in 2 business days and I had new carpet installed by the 3rd business day. Financing was available with 12 month/0% interest so I really didn’t have a reason to go with other companies that didn’t offer financing options. Sales rep was professional and knowledgeable, installers were punctual and had great work ethics. 2 installers installed 2 rooms, 1 hallway, and 2 flights of stairs in about 6 hours (including old carpet removal and large furniture moving). Definitely would recommend.
Allison H.
Peter was fast to respond and was able to have my carpet installed within the next week. Very great to work with and reasonably priced.
Peter's FlooringPeter's Flooring
Neal V.
Sanchez Carpet was so great to work with and did an amazing job to get new carpet in my condo. They were fast in responses and quick turnaround to do the install. I asked on Wednesday if he could complete the new carpeting by Friday, and he confirmed and got it done with ease in that 48 hours. Their price and value was excellent.
Michelle A.
No issues. Provided great details during the estimate and was honest. I was able to arrange for carpet install in 2 bedrooms and stairway pretty quickly.
RK Carpet services,LLCRK Carpet services,LLC
Nelo E.
Orlando did a nice job installing carpet in my house. He's good to work with. I will definitely use his services again
Orlando Carpet LLCOrlando Carpet LLC
Sabira G.
We had purchased our carpet beforehand from Amazon and simply needed a professional installer. Sanchez carpet was affordable, reliable, and quick! The carpet pads they used are thick and lovely to walk on. Our stairs used to squeak and now they don’t. Would definitely use them again and I have already sent their information over to my family members.
Kelli V.
Orlando Carpets is absolutely amazing. I contacted them on a Sunday afternoon and came out to give me an estimate later that evening. They installed my carpets that following Tuesday. They were extremely responsive, professional, and quick to get the job done. I highly recommend them.
Orlando Carpet LLCOrlando Carpet LLC
Denise B.
Jose was very prompt and professional. We needed carpet installed right away, and he was able to do a quality job quickly. I would recommend him.
Larry Z.
Orlando Carpet really stepped up to the plate. He not only did an outstanding job on a project that Empire would not do and then when Empire failed to show up to do the job they were already contracted to do, Orlando Carpet not only completed the job, I got a better carpet and was installed the next day. Really can't say enough about their Work Quality, Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value and punctuality.
Orlando Carpet LLCOrlando Carpet LLC
Erin T.
Pleasure dealing with Peter. His crew discover I had a leak in my basement. They removed wet carpet and Peter alerted me and even found me a plumber to make repairs since I was remote. When his crew came back to install carpet they did a great job!
Peter's FlooringPeter's Flooring
Donna L.
Sanchez carpet LLC showed up as promised on the day I requested to provide an estimate (about 5 days earlier). I didn’t have to worry that they were a no show. On the day of installation they arrived on time to start work and finished early. I would recommend this company for your carpeting needs.
Halie L.
I contacted Julio for a quote and he was able to do a carpet install in our basement the next day. He was very prompt, professional and did an excellent job. I would highly recommend to anyone!
JL.Lopez carpetJL.Lopez carpet
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