Carpet Installation Cost

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What Is Included In Carpet Installation Prices?

Carpet Installation PricesMany factors affect carpet installation prices. When you are in need of new carpet, keep these factors in mind.

Currently, with the construction slow down, there are many carpet installers looking for work to keep their families fed. If you can afford carpet installation right now, you may find some of the best prices that have been available for many years.

Carpet installation prices also according to region. In the southern tier of states, from southern California to Florida, carpet installation prices are relatively cheap. In some of these states, you can have carpet installed for as little as two dollars per yard. The farther north you go, the more expensive carpet installation becomes. In the northern tier of states, you will pay much more than this. In fact, you normal installation in the northern states is five to six dollars per yard.

If you intend to have stairs carpeted, you can add an additional seventy-five dollars to the cost of carpet installation. If carpeting the stairs involves patterned carpet that must be matched, you will pay even more.

Carpet installers will charge for any work needed before they can start the installation too. If they must move furniture, repair subflooring or remove old carpet, you will pay more. You will also be charged for disposal of old carpets. Tearing out old carpet and pad can add from fifty cents to three dollars per yard to the price of installation. Other prep work can add fifty dollars per person working per hour to the carpet installation cost.

If you want to save on these costs, you want to move furniture before the carpet installers are scheduled to arrive. You can also remove old carpet and padding yourself and take care of the disposal. Floors should be swept clean so that the installers are ready to roll out carpet when they arrive.

If you are doing a new carpet installation, the installers will need to add new tack strip for the carpet. On wood floors, this can add another twenty-five to fifty cents per yard to installation charges and on concrete floors, it can add as much as another dollar per yard to the installation costs.

Most modern carpets need to be stretched extremely taut. This stretching requires use of a power stretcher. The knee kick stretchers are useful in smaller rooms, but in larger family rooms and living rooms, make sure that the power stretcher is used. Carpets that are stretched correctly last longer.

Where carpets meet with another flooring surface is a transition. Transitions may be a simple metal strip designed to hold the carpet in place and fold over the edge for a finished look or hardwood. The metal transitions are the least expensive and the hardwood transitions can add considerably to the cost of the carpet.

If your new carpet is thicker than the old one, then your doors may need to be trimmed in order to open correctly over the new carpeting. If the carpet installer trims the doors, you can expect to pay from ten to fifty dollars per door, so be sure that you have determined the price before the doors are trimmed.

Written by admin on October 15th, 2009 with no comments.
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What Will Your New Carpet Installation Cost?

Carpet Installation CostWhen you purchase a new carpet, it’s beneficial to know you aren’t required to use the installation services that may be offered. In fact, you have several options when it comes to choosing a carpet installation service. Either way, whether it’s a company or private contractor, the service you choose will affect your carpet installation cost.

It’s crucial to do a background check on any company prior to hiring them to install your carpet. You can start by asking the installation company for some references and then contacting them for their advice. Hearing directly from previous customers will give you the best idea of what you’ll get for your money.

You can find out more about a company’s credibility by contacting the Better Business Bureau, commonly referred to as the BBB. Satisfied clients will often report their experiences as do those who feel they’ve dealt with an unethical, illegal, or unprofessional business. This is another common method to doing background checks.

It is extremely important to choose a carpet installation company that has insurance (ask for proof). If any accidents happen or if damage is done to your property, some kind of insurance coverage will be needed, and you certainly don’t want your homeowner’s insurance premiums to rise when you can just hire a carpet installation company with their own insurance.

You have a right to examine different carpet installation companies and request estimates until you find one with which you are most satisfied. When you have a carpet installer visit your home to provide you with the carpet installation cost, you are in no way obligated to hire them.

The easiest way to avoid confusion is to have the contract for the carpet installation prices put in writing. Aside from the contract including a detailed description of everything included, you should also confirm that the price listed is the exact total cost for the installation as well as have it include a clause stating the contractor cannot make changes or additions to the carpet installation price without your written consent.

Just as the hired company or contractor ought to have your permission before adding any extra expenditure to the contract, you have a similar obligation of refraining from requesting a price reduction or free service once the work has begun. Basically, everybody benefits from complete clarification of the contract details prior to starting the job.

On average, carpet installation prices to install the carpeting alone is about three to four dollars per square foot. If you have to have any old carpeting removed or need to install a carpet pad, expect to pay about an extra fifty cents per square foot for each service.

It isn’t recommended that you attempt to lower your carpet installation prices by measuring the carpet area yourself. An experienced carpet installation contractor is not as likely to make a mistake and will also be able to more accurately determine how much carpeting is needed for oddly shaped areas. Nonetheless, it’s very beneficial to become reasonably educated about carpet installation when it comes to choosing a reputable and reasonably priced carpet installation service.

Written by admin on August 6th, 2009 with 1 comment.
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