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5 Factors That Affect Carpet Installation Costs

There are many benefits to carpet. It provides a warm, non-slip, soft surface underfoot that also absorbs noise. The right carpet for your home can improve its aesthetic appeal and add character to your property.

Now that you’ve decided to install carpet in your home, you may want to figure out how much money you should put aside for carpet installation in Napa.

How Impacts Carpet Installation Cost?

Room Size and Shape

The more carpet used, the more expensive your project. If you intend to install carpet in a big room, expect to pay more for labor. Carpet installation experts recommend adding an additional 5-20% for extra carpeting and padding, depending on the shape and size of the room.

Room shape can also affect carpet installation costs. Carpet installation in a room with oddly-shaped corners and round edges will cost more than a rectangular room. Costs can go up further if the installation expert has to work around structures.

Carpet Material

Common carpet materials include:
• Cotton
• Polyester
• Wool
• Sisal
Some types of carpets are easier to install than others and some require special care. Wool, for example, should be installed very carefully or it can become damaged.

There are various wool carpet installation considerations. The installer should allow the carpet to adjust to room conditions. A high-quality synthetic or synthetic fiber felt pad is essential for proper installation. A premium latex sealer should be used to seal all cut edges. Also, your carpet installation expert should be very careful to avoid applying too much pressure when stretching the carpet into place. Due to these considerations, wool carpet installation can take longer and cost more.

Number of Rooms

It requires more time and effort to install carpet in several small rooms than in one single big room. So, if you want to install carpet in multiple rooms, expect to pay more.

Whether You’re Replacing the Carpet on Your Stairs and Tricky Spaces

Replacing carpet on stairs and tricky areas can involve a lot of effort. The carpet should be precisely cut and may require additional trimming. The installation expert may need more workers to remove the carpet in these areas. As a result, carpet installation costs can go up.

Labor & Other Costs

Other labor inputs that can impact the cost of your carpet installation estimate are:
• Moving heavy furniture
• Removal of existing carpet
• Any necessary flooring repairs
• Additional stain resistance treatments

Rugworks is a trusted flooring company serving both Sonoma and Napa counties. We have extensive experience transforming spaces with our custom flooring products and solutions. To request a quote for your project, call (707) 584-7847.

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