Finding the cheapest carpet in any location is a very difficult job since the charges and fees of installing carpet can vary greatly depending on the location. It’s all about the grade and style of carpet you select.
This article will provide you with the cost comparison between different states and countries which might help you getting the cheapest carpet.
In various parts of the United States, the current charges for carpet installation might vary depending on the current supply in your area.
In the Southern states, carpet installation prices are lower than that in the Northern states. For example, in Florida, Miami you can install your carpet for less than $2.00 per yard if you take the service list of the local newspapers. Your responsibility is to make sure that your carpet installer is qualified.
States having the cheapest carpet installation costs includes Florida, New Mexico, Texas and Southern California. Southern states like Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Southern Arizona and Arkansas have fairly less expensive carpet installation and labor costs too. Charges are likely to range from $2.25/yard to $4.50/yard depending on the carpet selected and the difficulty of the job.
The costliest carpet installation charges are in the North Eastern states which includes Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Virginia along with the Pacific North-West like Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Charges are likely to range from $3.50 /yard for medium level plush style carpet to $6.50/yard for heavy-duty looped Berber carpet.
Prices of carpets by quality:
Good (rougher surface feel): $1.00 to $5.00 sq ft.
Better (soft and comfortable feel): $4.00 to $8.40 sq ft.
Best (luxury feel): $7.80 to $16+ sq ft.
Price of carpet padding:
Average padding costs of carpets might range from $0.25 to $1.10. Factors like density and thickness of your pad, moisture barriers, anti bacterial protection can affect the price.
Carpet Installation costs:
It varies depending on the complexity of job.
Total price for buying and installing a new carpet:
The total cost includes padding, delivery cost, surplus carpet to cover future repairs and waste, supplies and work equipment.
For a 1000 sq/ft the total charges for buying and installing a new carpet are:
Good- Cost of carpet: $2,400, Cost of installation: $1,280, Total cost: $3,650
Better- Cost of carpet: $5,100, Cost of installation: $1,700, Total cost: $6,700
Best- Cost of carpet: $3,650, Cost of installation: $2,250, Total cost: 11,650