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Everything you need to know about installing a new carpet

But among the advantages there are also a number of considerations that people must first factor in before signing on the dotted line. Here’s what you need to know about the costs and processes associated with installing a new carpet.

Before signing on the dotted line, there are several cost factors to consider.


 “How much will my new carpet cost?”

Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. From choosing your desired carpet style to booking installers, there are various costs to consider throughout your carpet buying cycle, all of which can impact your final invoice. Here are a few of these factors:

Carpet type:
Carpets are typically priced by the broadloom metre (3.66m) and the type of fibre used. For example, a dyed nylon carpet is a lot cheaper than a wool blend – it often comes down to your tastes and budget. Your needs will also play a large part in your decision. If you’re laying carpet in a high-traffic area, you’ll require a more durable option, which can often cost more.


Unless you are a qualified carpet layer, you’ll likely need professionals to install your carpet. With an idea of the square meterage you want covered, obtain quotes from different companies. However, it’s important to note that it’s often cheaper to get the carpet installed from the business you originally purchased from. These quotes often include underlay and fitting costs, but typically don’t cover moving furniture, disposing of old carpet and installing trims. Therefore, it’s important to clarify all of the above before hiring a carpet layer.

Room variables:

Oddly-shaped rooms, permanent fixtures and stairs are all types of room variables that can affect the cost of installing a carpet. Factors like the aforementioned can make installing a lot harder, leading to more time and effort spent on the task at hand.


Choosing a trusted brand like Carpet Call gives peace of mind throughout your carpet buying cycle.



 As well as supplying a fantastic range of carpets, the flooring specialists at Carpet Call also offer installation of your chosen carpet. This process involves the initial measure and home service, where a dedicated flooring expert will assess your space and offer a realistic quote based on all requirements. Employing the service from a reputable brand such as Carpet Call gives you peace of mind that the job will be executed to the highest quality possible. After all, seams, bumps and lumps can seriously detract from the finished look!

Better yet, no one else will know the product better than your Carpet Call installing team!

With our diverse range of choices, you’re sure to find the best flooring option tailored to your individual wants and needs. Browse our buying guide for more information on choosing the right carpet or pop in-store to discuss your options with a member of the Carpet Call team today!

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