Carpet installation cost is going to vary according to several factors. The type of carpet your purchase, the size of your home that you want carpeted, the place you buy your carpeting, etc. Another factor in determining your carpet installation cost is whether you are installing it yourself or hiring someone to do it for you. You may think that installing it yourself is cost effective, and it is, but only if you have the necessary knowledge and tools required to do a good job. Taking short cuts on your carpet installation can result in a job that needs to be redone soon, or not look good, and after spending the money to get new carpet, the last thing you want is to have it look bad.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the cost options involved when you are hiring someone to professionally install your carpet. Typically, installers charge by the square foot and carpet is charged by the square yard. To get an accurate number, take the number of square feet you are carpeting and divide it by 9. (The number of square feet in a yard)
Additional costs will be laying the carpet padding, removing old flooring, carpeting stairs, etc. Some home owners can save money by choosing to remove the old flooring themselves, but before you do this, check to make sure that it’s not included in the price of your carpet installation. If they do it for no additional charges, save yourself the headache of doing this step yourself and let them take care of it.
Another thing to pay attention to, to avoid surprise charges, is knowing whether the carpet you are having installed is thicker or thinner than what was there previously. If it is thicker, or the pad is thicker, there is a chance that baseboards and doors will need to be shaved down some. When getting estimates done, this is something that the carpet installer should be aware of, but if you notice that they are not addressing it, don’t hesitate to ask to avoid future problems later.
When it comes to padding, you will usually have 4 or 5 grades to choose from. The more expensive the grade, the longer it will last, so that is a factor to think about and that applies to the grade of carpet you choose as well. Stain resistance ability, thickness, color, design, and manufacturer are all things you will have options for when it comes to choosing your carpet.
Worth Knowing When Buying For Carpet And Installation
Some of the larger home improvement stores that offer carpet will include installation at no extra charge, but being aware of the price of the carpet and pad will let you know if you’re truly getting free installation or if they’re just including it in the price of the carpet itself. One of the benefits of looking around online first is that you can check out a lot of these things for yourself , before you speak to anyone, which will help give you an idea of what it will cost.
There is no set dollar amount you can figure on for the cost of carpet installation, because there are just too many factors involved for each customer for that to be possible or accurate. By doing your homework and watching for sales, you can get the best deal for your money and be happy with your investment. Good carpet and good installation can last years, so it’s worth taking the little bit of extra time in the beginning to make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for.