The Average Cost of Carpet Laying

Updated March 23, 2017

According to, carpet installation costs around £1.90 to £3 per square yard. The price range increases significantly in major cities like New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. The cost of installation also depends on the demand, economy and local pay scales.

Inexpensive Carpeting

According to, for the cheapest carpeting, the price of installation may be around £1.30 per square foot. This includes self-adhesive carpet tiles.

Carpeting with Padding

Carpeting along with padding usually costs between £12 and £24 per square yard. For instance, a 12x12 foot room will cost around £195 to £390 including installation, according to

Additional Padding

Some people like additional padding for cushioning. Additional padding costs around £1.60 to £3 per square yard.

Additional Costs

Installers sometimes cost an additional 60p to $2 per square yard for moving furniture. They also charge 60p to $2 per square yard for removing the old carpeting.


There may be extra charges for irregularities and steps in the room. Mostly, these charges are included in the total cost but in some cases, you might have to pay for them separately.

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Joanne Cichetti has written articles and Web content professionally since 2009, focusing primarily on health and lifestyle. In order to further pursue her writing career professionally, Cichetti inducted herself in the Long Ridge Writers Group, and she looks forward to having a novel published under their guidance.