2020 Carpet cost calculator
Computed parameters 
Project summary 

Total area^{5} 
Sq. Ft. 
Amount of carpet to purchase^{6} 
Sq. Ft. 
Sq. Yd. 
Estimated time to complete the project^{7} 

Estimated expenses 

Materials cost^{8} 
$ 
Labor cost^{9} 
$ 
Total cost to get carpet installed^{10} 
$ 

Cost comparison 


DIY installation cost 
vs 
Cost to hire a contractor 
$ 
$ 
DIY savings 
$ 


Input parameters:
All numbers should be entered as real numbers which are bigger than 0 (zero) for specific value or equal to zero for no value parameters.
^{1} W – width of carpet installation area in feet. Inches values should be entered as real number means 3 inches = 0.25 feet; 6” = 0.5’; 9” = 0.75’ and so on.
^{2} L – length of carpet installation area in feet. Input real numbers only.
Carpet cost calculator computes project size, average completion time, and total carpet installation expenses of up to three rectangular and one triangular area at a time.
^{3} Cost of materials per square foot is an actual amount spent on purchasing one square foot of carpet, tack strips, transitions and carpet pad.
^{4} Labor cost is a contractor’s fee to get carpet installed per square foot.
Computed parameters:
^{5} Total area is actual surface area where carpet has to be installed. Total area in square feet is rounded to the nearest whole bigger number.
^{6} Amount of carpet to buy is an actual amount of carpet in square feet (Sq. Ft.) with conversion to square yards (Sq. Yd.) necessary to purchase for performing carpet installation project. Computed numbers includes typical waste factor.
^{7} Time to complete the project is an approximate number of days necessary for an experienced crew to perform basic carpet installation. Small carpet installation projects which normally should be done in a few hours are still one day task regardless exact number of hours spent on a job site.
^{8} Cost of materials is an expense for purchasing carpet and all supplies depending on project size. Cost of carpet accounts typical extras for a waste.
^{9} Labor cost is a total charge to complete carpet installation.
^{10} Total cost to get carpet installed is a gross amount homeowners should expect to pay for carpet installation based on project square footage, actual carpet price per square foot, cost of labor and additional materials expenses.
Cost comparison gives an idea what you can expect to save in case of completing carpet installation as a do it yourself project.
Carpet cost calculator is for a general purpose only. Every home improvement project is unique, and labor charges and fees might vary depending on work complexity. Only local carpet installer is able to price the work with 100% accuracy after analyzing its difficulty. In addition, carpet prices greatly vary, and for computing correct cost all input numbers must be actual and exact. 