How Long Does It Take To Install Carpet?

Of course you know that it depends on you. But there are few examples that you can understand how long does it take to install carpet in your own room or rooms.

There are two or three factors that can influence the time it takes to install carpeting like:

  • Project size
  • Furniture removal
  • Individual room size
  • Installation crew efficiency
  • Amount of carpet needed
  • Old flooring rip-up

The time it takes to install carpeting depends on the the measure of your room or project. Due to size, shape and style differences, carpet suppliers will offer the customer an estimated time in which they can complete the carpet-fitting job only after they have measured the room or rooms to be fitted and ascertained any fitting issues.

The average time to fit carpeting varies from job to job and depends on the size of the team; however, a team can generally lay approximately 15 yards, or 14 meters, of carpet, including underlay, within one hour.

Expect the job to take as long as it takes, as it is not speed but the quality of the fitting which is important. Ask the carpet suppliers to give you an estimated time for fitting the carpet. As a rough guide, you can expect 15 yards of carpet to be laid within one hour.

The amount of time it takes to install carpet depends on the size of the area to be covered, the type of carpeting, how many workers are available and their level of experience. In many cases, actual installation only takes one day, but preparation takes longer. For example, in a 12-by-12-foot room, preparation typically takes one day and installation takes another. 

Preparation work includes moving furniture, removing old carpeting, inspecting the sub-floor and removing baseboards as necessary. 

Some carpet supllier says: ” To do it right, without running into problems, I average about 10 – 12 Yards per hour. Throw in an additional ½ a day for me to do a bullnosed staircase.

Another carpet suppliers says: “Depending on circumstances and job conditions, it can take one day or less install carpet in a 1,000 sf space (one floor of a home) “