How Much Does Carpet Cost?

As a homeowner, it’s normal to want your home to look and feel its best. You want your family to be comfortable and guests to feel welcome. One of the ways you can do that is by updating the flooring in your home or purchasing new carpet. 

As you start to do your research about the cost of new floors, you may find yourself feeling discouraged. You can’t find enough about pricing online. In an attempt to find the transparency of pricing, you may be left with feelings of frustration, knowing this can push your carpet project back even further.

Why doesn’t every company talk about their prices more clearly?

We want to take a closer look at the carpet cost so you have all the factors that can affect the price. We understand the significant investment in carpet, and new flooring. If you’re considering buying new carpet for your home, you’ll have helpful tips and information to make the process a little less daunting. It all depends on a few factors, such as: what kind of carpet + pad you want, where you will install it, and if you have any floor prep work to be done before installation.

But most importantly, we want you to know that the cost of new carpet flooring is an investment in the comfort and beauty of your home and is worth considering.

What is the Average Price Range For Carpet?

The average price range for carpet material is between $4-$6 per square foot.

So, how much does it cost to get a massive living room in your home carpeted? Let’s look at some square footage numbers to make this math easier! The average living room is about 400 square feet. Around 400 square feet of carpet may cost you between $1600-$2400 for the material.

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4 Main Factors that Determine the Cost of Your Carpet Project

Type of Carpet

  1. Nylon

Nylon colors typically offer more vibrant colors than other carpet types. They are known to last longer than other carpet types. A good example to use is your seatbelt. You want your seatbelt to protect you the most, without caring too much if it’s stain-resistant.

2. Polyester

The most durable carpet when it comes to being stain-resistant. A popular Shaw Flooring polyester line of carpet is called Pet Protect. Pet protection carpet is wonderful for busy households with animals and accidental spills.

3. Wool

Wool carpet offers one of the most comfortable textures underfoot. It is also naturally resistant to stains, odors, and dust mites. This feature does typically increase the price of the carpet.