Carpet installation cost

2020 Carpet cost calculator - carpet installation cost estimator

Before using calculator read about remodeling costs and estimating labor expenses

Carpet installation charges and associated with installation fees for projects over 750 square feet (84 square yards) of carpet installed. Determination of carpet installation cost based on per square foot labor fees.

Input parameters
Area dimensions1
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Area 4
Area 5
Area width W (feet)
Area length L (feet)
Project details2
Old flooring removal
Old flooring disposal
Subfloor preparation
Tack strips installation (Ln. Ft.)
Baseboards installation (Ln. Ft.)
Shoe base installation (Ln. Ft.)
Transition molding installation (Ln. Ft.)
Installation of carpet on stairs
# of up to 36" wide steps
# of 36 1/4" - 48" wide steps
# of angle steps
Steps preparation


Computed parameters
Project summary3
Total carpet installation area
Sq. Ft.
Sq. Yd.
Estimated time to complete the project
Estimated labor fees4
Minimum cost
Average cost
Maximum cost
Labor cost

By default, carpet installation cost calculator estimates labor fees to install polyester, nylon or olefin carpet in two average size bedrooms, master bedroom and living room. Basic carpet installation over already prepared subfloor with tack strips already installed was taken into account while estimating labor charges. All input parameters could be easily adjusted and homeowners can estimate the cost of labor to get carpet installed based on certain room dimensions and work scope to complete.

1 All carpet installation areas measurements should be entered as real numbers which are bigger than 0 (zero) for specific value or equal to zero for no value parameters. Inches values should be entered as real number means 3 inches = 0.25 feet; 6” = 0.5’; 9” = 0.75’ and so on.

2 Project details specify all tasks which should be completed during carpet installation.

3 Carpet calculator computes total installation area and average completion time based on project size.

4 Labor cost to install carpet divided into three separate categories. Minimum cost is a typical labor charge for very basic low budget carpet installation acceptable for rentals or low value residential properties. Average cost is a most common charge for majority of carpet installation projects. Maximum cost is a labor fee for custom complex carpet installation projects.

Carpet installation cost calculator is for a general purpose only. Every home improvement project is unique, and labor fees might vary depending on work complexity. Only local carpet installer is able to price the work with 100% accuracy after analyzing its difficulty.

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