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How Much Does Carpet Cost?

Carpet Installation & Replacement Prices


Carpet is one of the most popular flooring types to have in your home. It is cushy, feels good on bare feet, and socks, doesn’t get too cold, can be inexpensive, and is easily replaceable. When considering cost for anything it important to look at the whole picture. The most important aspects to consider when considering cost is “How long will the carpet last?” and "how expensive is it?”.

Carpet is inexpensive to other types of wood, stone, and tile floors which makes it a very economical choice. Cheap carpet can be purchased for $1.25 to 1.75 per square foot. This is not going to be high quality carpet that will last a long time. However, if there is a good chance the carpet will be destroyed, anyway, what is the point in buying fancy carpet? Do you have pets? Do you have kids? Or do you like to party? This carpet may be the right choice for you.

Mid-Range carpet can be purchased for $1.75 to $2.50 per square foot. This is going to have some decent brands of decent quality carpet. This quality of carpet will look good and last for 5-10 years. It will have a little bit of bounce back when it is vacuumed. The biggest difference is the carpet will feel more cushiony and plush.

High end carpets will cost anywhere from $2.50 to $4.50. These carpets will fare well in areas of high foot traffic and will keep their plush texture and color after some time.

While CostOwl can provide general pricing information, we always recommend that you get several price quotes from multiple carpet installation companies in your area. This will ensure that you are getting the best deal possible.
Carpet Replacement Cost

Carpet Padding Costs

Don’t Skimp! After choosing the carpet, you must choose the carpet padding that will go underneath the carpet. This does make a difference! The carpet pad rests underneath the carpet. It provides added cushion and separates you and your carpet from the hard floor beneath. Just like there are different scales of price for carpet, there are also different levels of price and quality for carpet padding. It is not recommended that you worry about this much if you are tring to take the inexpensive route and are buying cheap carpet anyway. However, if you are getting a medium or high end carpet you will also want to purchase at least a medium end carpet pad. After all, it is all that separates you from a hard surface. The more cushiony, the better it will feel. Carpet padding costs $.50 to $1.50 per square foot.

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It will cost you roughly $2 to $3 to have carpet installed for mid-ranged carpet. Notice we specific that that is the price you will pay for mid-range carpet installation. This cost will vary, depending on what type of carpet you are installing.

Author: Brian Eckert