Cost to Install Carpetzip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Carpet Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade carpet. Quantity includes typical installation waste, fabrication overage, material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
214 square feet$398.72$524.80
Carpet Labor
Direct labor expenses to install carpet.
3.9 hours$239.52$256.66
Carpet Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install carpet including: manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
200 square feet$44.40$48.08
Carpet Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 20' stretcher, carpet edge trimmer and hot melt seaming tool.

Totals - Cost to Install Carpet
200 square feet$711.14$870.04
Average cost 
per square foot

The cost to Install Carpet averages $3.34 - $4.12 per square foot in 2013. This Carpet Installation cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Carpet Installation project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

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Carpet Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $3.34 - $4.12 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Carpet Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Install Carpet - Notes and General Information

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Carpet Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Carpet Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does not include:

  • General contractor fees for organizing and supervising the Carpet Installation. Add 12.1% to 19.3% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion therof) required by your local building department for your overall project.
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