You may be looking to renovate your home by installing a brand new carpet, or perhaps your current carpet is in major need of replacing. If so, you’ll probably find yourself asking the same question as pretty much every homeowner: how much does it cost to fit a carpet?
Carpet prices can range anywhere from £5 per square meter to upwards of £30 per square meter. To give you a rough guideline, and an insight into our own prices, the Flooring Guru’s have put together this guide for you to gain a firmer grasp on the cost of carpet, and what the various factors you should consider before going ahead with your purchase.
Carpet cost will vary significantly depending on several factors, including: the texture, the weaves, the pile depth, the materials used (i.e cotton, wool, polyester, polypropylene etc.), the colour and the brand. You’re also likely to want different type of carpet for specific areas of the home i.e the carpet you install on your stairs should be a more robust material than what you’d get for your living area.
Starting from the bottom- if you shop around, you should be able to find yourself a deal for carpet that costs just under £5 per square metre. You may consider this to be ‘cheap carpet’, but in reality, many low cost modern carpet products look just as good as the expensive options. You’ll get average durability with a good general domestic rating so if you need something quickly and cost effectively, a cheap carpet does just the trick!
Our Example: Vantage by Regency Carpets (£4.31 per m2)
Moving up - in general, mid-range carpets will tend to cost you around £15-20 per square metre. Again, you just need to have a dig around to find yourself a bargain (and why not start here). Not only do these types of carpets look and feel nicer, they’re more often than not made from finer quality materials, meaning they’ll have a longer life span than your cheaper alternatives. What’s more, you’ll find that around this price range, the carpet manufacturer is more likely to include a manufacturer warranty.
Our Example: Cormar Sensation supreme + 10 year stain warranty - £16.74 per m2)
Finally – introducing luxury carpets. These are premium, top of the range products that will typically be priced around the £30 per square metre mark (minimum). If you can afford one of these products, you really shouldn’t hold back. They’re the best of the best, the crème de la crème of the flooring world – and they go a long way in providing the ultimate comfort, warmth and luxurious feel to your home. The materials used for the higher-grade carpets do justify the price.
What’s more You’ll find that the higher end products certainly look the part too, offering great aesthetics, a niche and sophisticated appearance and the all important WOW factor.
Our Example: Kersaint Cobb and Co Pampas Herringbone - £42.19 per m2.
Another key consideration for homeowners wanting to lay a new carpet is the cost of installation. This can vary, depending on room size, shape, labour, furniture removals etc. – but what is the average cost to install carpet, per square metre? Well, you're looking between £4 - £6 per square metre.
If we take a room that’s around 30 square metres in size, and an average priced, mid range carpet product, you’ll be expecting to pay around £700-£800 for full installation. This price will include the removal of the old flooring, the installation of underlay, the installation of the carpet, and any other features such as grippers and door easing.
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For a staircase only, you’ll be paying a lot less – probably around £75, although if your staircase has several turns in it, it’ll cost more due to the additional labour and material required. The installation cost for staircases shouldn’t differ too much depending on the type and quality of the carpet – it’s pretty standardised.
Always prepare for additional costs! Common add-ons are:
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