How much does carpet laying cost and what can make it more or less expensive?
A carpet layer will almost never charge a call out fee, or a quote fee. Working out how much a job will cost is usually simple and predictable.
A carpet layer will not charge per hour but usually charges per square metre. Installation and materials will usually start around $20 per square metre for a cheap carpet and $40 per square metre for a more expensive one.
Disposing of the old carpet can add to the cost, but other extra costs generally come from your carpet choices up front. Strangely shaped rooms can cost a bit more for both extra carpet and potentially trickier carpet laying. Stairs can be carpeted but are more expensive per square metre.
The least expensive material is polypropylene, also called polyethylene or olefin. Acrylic carpet is also fairly low-priced. Your mid-grade and cost carpets are usually polyester or nylon. At the top end, wool is often the most expensive choice, and a few high-end products include silk or linen. Here are some tips for choosing the right carpet.