How Much Does Carpet Installation Cost?
Fletcher - Flooring Expert and Consumer Advocate
New Carpet Installation Prices
How much does it cost to have carpet installed? If you are
looking to find out how much it costs to install new carpet I have all the
answers you are looking for.
In different parts of the country, (The USA) the price of
carpet installation may be higher or lower depending on the supply and
demand. In our current down economy, there are a lot more hungry carpet
installers out there looking for work.
This is good news for those consumers who have money to
spend on home renovations and are willing to do a little legwork to find a
qualified carpet installer and negotiate a good deal. I bet you can
negotiate as much as 30% off their normal carpet installation charge,
especially if you are willing to pay them in cash at the end of the day.
Getting the job done right, regardless of cost.
The main thing you want to be sure of, is that the carpet
installers use a power-stretcher to install your carpet. Gone are the days
where a simple knee-kicker will do the trick unless youíre installing
cheap carpet in a very small room on a very hot day.
Carpet needs to be
stretched in tight, and the only way to insure this is to use a
power-stretcher. If they donít use a power-stretcher, then find an
installer that does!
Otherwise you might void your warranty!
Cheapest Carpet Installation Costs
In the southern states, there is much more competition and
carpet installation prices are much lower. For example, in Miami, Florida
you can get carpet installed for less than $2.00 per yard.
Iím not saying
it would be a qualified install, but there are plenty of hungry people in
the area willing to work very hard for very little money. Making sure your
carpet installer is qualified is up to you.
Donít assume that every carpet
installer is qualified to install your carpet. In fact, I believe that less
than 35% of all carpet installers are properly trained.
The States with the lowest carpet installation costs have
typically been Florida, Texas, New Mexico, and southern California. Other
southern states like Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas and Southern
Arizona have fairly inexpensive carpet labor and installation costs.
I am not suggesting you go for the lowest installation
price, in fact, getting your carpet installed properly is extremely
important if you want your carpet to last as long as it was intended.
The northern states are the highest priced for carpet
installation which includes most major cities in Northern California,
Portland Oregon, Seattle and surrounding areas in Washington State and the Northeastern States
including popular cities in New York, Cincinnati and Cleveland Ohio, Chicago
Illinois, West Virginia, and Connecticut to name a few.
that Midwest States have their share of hungry installers too, especially in
Tennessee, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Idaho, Utah and Nebraska. It seems
that the lower south you go, the less expensive the price for carpet
installation. I call it the sunshine tax.
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