The cost of carpet flooring is usually determined by a price per square foot, or price per square yard. Some other flooring materials are priced only by the square foot, so be sure to compare apples to apples when calculating the cost of carpet flooring versus other materials.
The cost of carpet is just like anything else, there are many variations from a few dollars a square foot to more than you would want to spend, but the average cost of carpeting is right around $6 to $8 per square foot, although that only includes the cost of the carpet, not the pad or installation.
Additional costs for carpet padding would be approximately $3 to $6 per square foot, although that varies as well. Additional charges apply for installation, which can vary based on the size and shape of the room.
Other variables include floor preparation. Check the condition of your subfloor if you can, prior to your carpet installation. If any work needs to be done to prepare your floor, you can save some money by doing these preparations ahead of time.
If moving furnishings or appliances is necessary, there may be a charge for that as well. By preparing your room as much as possible prior to your carpet installation you can save some money on the cost of your carpet flooring.
Some carpet types may have more charges than other, such as Berber carpeting which can sometimes incur a surcharge during installation. Removing your old carpeting and discarding of it also comes with a fee.
For an accurate cost estimate on the price of carpet flooring, including the cost of carpet pad, preparation and install, be sure to call on the professionals at Great Western Flooring for a completely free estimate.
We have the best in quality from top names of carpet suppliers including Shaw and Mohawk, and have professional installers ready to give your room the beautiful makeover it deserves.
Contact Great Western Flooring today, the carpet and flooring experts serving the Chicagoland area for over 35 years. We have the right flooring for your home or office! Call Great Western Flooring today for a free estimate.