Carpet prices per square for fot chart

Carpet Installation Cost | Prices Per Sq Ft

Carpet installation costs $2 to $8 per square foot to replace. New carpet prices are $1 to $5 per square foot and the labor cost to install carpet is $0.50 to $1.50 per square foot. Recarpeting a 10×12 room costs $200 to $900 and changing carpet in a house costs $1,800 to $7,500.

Carpet installation cost chart


LocationAverage cost to install
Cost per square foot$2 – $8
Cost per square yard$18 – $72
10×12 room$200 – $900
12×12 room$250 – $1,100
12×15 room$300 – $1,400
15×15 room$400 – $1,700
20×20 room$700 – $3,000
800 sq. ft. apartment*$800 – $3,200
1,000 sq. ft. house*$1,100 – $4,500
1,500 sq. ft. house*$1,600 – $6,700
2,000 sq. ft. house*$2,100 – $9,000
Flight of 13 stairs$150 – $600

*Based on carpeting in 60% of the home.

Carpet prices

Carpet installers and retailers price carpet per square foot or square yard, depending on the material, style, brand, and grade quality.

Carpet prices per square for fot chart


GradeCost per square footFeatures
Cheap builder grade$0.50 – $1.50Lasts 3 to 5 yearsWears down quicklyNylon, polyester
Mid-grade$1.50 – $6.00Lasts 6 to 12 yearsSisal, olefin, Triexta
High-quality$6.00 – $21.00Lasts 12 to 20 yearsDesigner or high-end brandsWool
*Material prices only.

Carpet cost per square foot

Carpet costs $1 to $5 per square foot on average for the materials. Carpet prices start at $0.50 to $0.75 per square foot for cheap, builder-grade nylon, polyester, or olefin. Medium grade to high-quality carpet costs $2 to $10 per square foot on average.

Carpet prices per square yard

Carpet prices are $9 to $45 per square yard for the materials only and from $18 to $72 per square yard installed. Each square yard equals 9 square feet. Check the estimate to make sure the price has clear labeling.

Glue-down carpet cost

Glue-down carpet costs $3 to $7 per square foot to replace, including materials and installation. Most glue-down installations have no padding, making it less comfortable. Glued-down carpeting is ideal for concrete floors, carpet tiles, and commercial settings.

Carpet tile installation cost

Installing carpet tiles costs $2 to $8 per square foot total on average. Carpet tiles cost $1 to $5 per square foot itself. The labor cost for laying carpet tiles is $1 to $3 per square foot, depending on if contractors use adhesive or peel-and-stick tiles.

Carpet tiles are mostly nylon, polyester, and olefin. Tiles come in cases of 8 to 24 tiles with standard sizes of 18″x18″ to 24″x24″. Carpet tiles are easy to replace and great for basements, home offices, and commercial buildings.

Wall-to-wall carpet cost estimator

Wall-to-wall carpet costs $1 to $4.50 per square foot on average, but the full selection ranges from $0.50 to $21 per square foot. Pricing depends on the fiber type and style, with higher costs being better quality. Wall-to-wall carpeting comes in rolls 12 to 15 feet wide.

Carpet installation cost calculator

Installing new carpet costs $2 to $8 per square foot on average. Carpet cost estimates depend on the carpet material and quality, carpet style, room size and shape, furniture moving, removing old flooring, and install labor.


ComponentAverage price per square foot
Carpet$1.00 – $4.50
Pad$0.25 – $1.00
Labor$0.50 – $1.50
Additional services*$0.25 – $2.00
Total installation cost$2.00 – $9.00
*Furniture removal, old flooring removal and hauling away, prep work, repairs, and special cuts.


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