If you watch TV, browse the web or read the newspaper, there is no doubt you’ve been seeing the lower price wars on carpet installation that more and more companies are participating in lately. Now is a good time for new carpet.
The two “big box stores” are both offering whole house carpet installation for only $97. Considering most carpet installers charge over $5 a square yard, this is a good deal. For example if you had 100 square yards of carpet your old install price would start at $500, but with the new lower prices it is only $97. That’s a savings of over $400!
One thing to remember is that these advertised prices are for basic labor only. Basic labor means that is the price if your place is bare subfloor ready for new carpet. They will remove and haul away your old carpet and pad for an additional fee, furniture moving and stair labor are also additional. As is just about anything else considered “custom” labor. So if you are preparing a budget for what you can spend on new carpet make sure to ask what is included and what is not, so you don’t get any surprises at the end.
Also big box stores are not the only one’s competing for your business, small mom and pop flooring stores also have lower prices on labor and may even have a quicker lead time. So shop around for the best deal and the carpet you want before making your commitment. Your bank account will thank you!