Installing carpet is one of America's most popular flooring choices for a number reasons. First and foremost, carpet is comfortable. It's soft on the feet, warm on cold winter days, and it is an excellent surface for children of all ages to stretch out and play on. On top of comfort, it also looks great. With everything from shag (yes, it's making a comeback!) to berber to saxony style carpets to choose from, all of which are available in thousands of colors and designs, it's hard not to find a carpet that's a good fit in your Atlanta home. Despite all that, a carpet is only as good as its installation. Once you've chosen the right carpet(s) for your home, take the proper measures to ensure they are installed correctly, especially if you want to get the most out of your investment when it comes to longevity and looks.
Atlanta Carpet Installation Costs Before we get to the nitty gritty of carpet installation in Atlanta, most homeowners like to know what installing new carpet in their home is going to cost them. If you've worked with ServiceMagic.com before, you're aware that we send out a post-job survey to all homeowners who take advantage of our services. One reason we do that, among others, is to be able to report to future customers what the costs of a specific project, in this case carpet installation in Atlanta, is going to run. Based on the data we've collected from past carpet installations in the ATL, a basic carpet installation runs $1,700, though it can run as little as $800 and as much as $6,000. Why the huge difference in prices? Mostly it boils to down to how much square footage you're carpeting. A single living room, for example, is going to be a lot cheaper than an entire home.
If you're looking for ways to cut costs with a carpet installation, remember that you don't have to purchase your carpet from the same people who install it for you. Buying carpet from discount carpet suppliers can really cut your costs for materials, then you can seek out a separate carpet installer to put it in.
Atlanta Carpet Installation Basics On to the nuts and bolts of carpet installation. After all, it's always helpful to know exactly what to expect when you do have your carpet installed. Here's a basic breakdown of what to expect once your carpet installation gets underway.
Preparing for an Atlanta Carpet Installation On a final note, be sure you know what you're getting into when you install carpet in Atlanta. Though an average carpet installation only takes two and a half days (again drawing from our in-house data), this is one home improvement that presents maximum inconvenience. Why? Because in order to install carpet, every space being carpeted, right down to the closets, is going to have to be completely bare. But don't take our word for it. We'll close by quoting one of your neighbors, a homeowner from Marietta who took the time to pass a little something on to the rest of Atlanta about what a major carpet installation really entails from a homeowner perspective:
"It's more effort than you might imagine," she wrote. "I'm sure it will be weeks or months before we have everything back in its place. We had all floors redone, half in hardwood and half replacement carpeting. This meant that every piece of furniture had to be moved and replaced, all closet floors cleaned, accumulated clothing and junk of last 30 years had to be moved to the basement. Service Magic was a great way to go. Everyone was very professional and on their best behavior and gave their best quotes since they knew I was interviewing several competitors."
In other words, carpet installation in Atlanta is a lot of work, even if you have someone else do the installation for you. Weather the storm, however, and you'll end up with one of the most comfortable and beautiful flooring options on the market.