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Carpet Installation

Laying carpet can be a great way to spruce up an old space or bring together a newly renovated room. And with so many colors and styles available, it is a great way to put your own stamp on any room. A skilled professional will be able to lay your new carpet quickly and efficiently, leaving you with stylish new flooring that’s warm, cozy and easy to maintain.

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Carpet installation cost

The overall cost of your carpet installation project will depend on factors including the size of the room, the quality of carpet you wish to install, and the labor costs charged by your individual contractor.


Cost breakdown


There are many different types of carpet available, and the material you choose will affect the overall cost of your project. Here is a quick guide to average carpet costs per square foot:

Nylon: $0.59-$7.22*

Wool: $3.89-$11*

Acrylic: $4*

Polyester: $0.69-$3.88*



Carpet installation prices vary from company to company, but as a general rule you should expect labor costs to add $0.50-$1* per square foot.


Removal of old carpet

The average cost to remove old carpet is $0.34* per square foot, while disposal is around $75*.


Additional costs

If the room where you are planning to lay your new carpet has stairs, this can add $1-$2* per square foot to the total cost of your installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is carpet tile installation difficult?
If you are looking for cheap carpet installation solutions, chances are you have come across carpet tile installations. Carpet tile installation is an easy option and tends to go quite a lot faster than laying carpet the stretch-in way – however, the downside of carpet tile installation is that the tiles are glued down, there is no pad underneath.
Can you lay new carpet on top of old carpet?
When laying carpet, you should always have the old carpet removed first. Carpet installation companies may be able to remove and dispose of your old carpets before beginning the new carpet installation, although this may cost extra.
Can you staple carpet to stairs?
There are quite a few different methods of installing carpet on stairs, and one of them is stapling. To figure out how to best lay carpet on your stairs, talk with your local carpet installation companies about which method best suits your home.
Is carpet better than hardwood floors?
This largely comes down to your personal preference and the look you are trying to achieve, although there are some key advantages of installing carpets rather than hardwood floors. Carpets are cheaper to install and easier to maintain, plus they can improve insulation. Carpets are also a great choice for upstairs rooms as they reduce the noise of people moving around.

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.

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