How Much Does it Cost to Carpet a 10x12 Room?

Carpets are an essential feature of any home or office. Carpeting is carried out by either professional installation experts or through do-it-yourself methodology. Whatever the route you select, the process of laying your carpet must be precise and accurate. So you can save time, energy and scarce resources.

Your room: be it a bed, living or dining- is an integral part of your home. This thought also extends to the office/workspace. Your carpet complements the general ambiance.It is also ubiquitous; hence your carpet should mirror your preferences in taste and style.

A 10 by 12 room gives a measurement of 120 square feet. For the purpose of carpeting this room size, experts advise that you add a waste factor to the length and width of the room. A waste factor is simply a coefficient that is added to accommodate irregularities and oddities that come with room geometry and carpet type.

If you compute the waste factor for the carpeting of your ten by 12 room at 10 percent, then the amount of carpet material required comes to 132 square feet (SF).

A typical ten by 12 room can accommodate furniture and fittings such as a Queen sized bed, a wardrobe, a dresser table, a small settee among other items.  The doorways, entrances, and exits are also important points to consider when installing your carpet in a ten by 12 room.

Some other reference points for you to consider are the following:

A. The Cost of the Carpet

This factor is the most important consideration on the list. Your budget costs center on the affordability or otherwise of your preferred carpet. The various carpet types include wool, polyester, basic olefin to patterned Berber. The cost of the carpet breaks down to the price of the constituent material and the design of the rug.

B. Choosing Carpet Styles and Options

There are many varieties of carpets in the market today. Regarding styles, there are however only three basic forms. These forms lay the foundation for all other aesthetic permutations and combinations. These styles are Cut Pile, Loop Pile as well as Cut and Loop pile carpets.

  • Cut Pile

Cut pile is created when woven carpet loops are cut to the same length and pinned at one end. Cut pile carpets are soft and dense in nature.

  • Loop Pile

A loop pile carpet comprises woven loops of carpet that are routed into their backings. This arrangement makes loop pile carpets durable and resistant to wear and tear. This attribute makes loop pile carpets suitable choices for use in high traffic areas in homes and offices.

  • Cut and Loop Pile Carpets

A Cut and Loop pile carpet combines the properties of the previous two styles of carpeting. What ensues is a carpeting style with unique patterns and designs that accentuate the ambiance of your room.  A Cut and Loop pile carpet is also durable, and it is suitable for use in places that experience medium to high activity.

C. Properties of Carpet Materials

Your carpet’s base material is an essential part of the cost analysis for your carpeting needs. There are six standard carpet materials. They are acrylic, cotton, nylon, polyester, polypropylene (or olefin), and wool. Each of these materials has unique properties. These features give you options regarding the carpet’s durability, structural integrity, and price among other advantages/drawbacks.

  • Acrylic

These types of carpets work with area rugs/carpets. Acrylic rugs have a spongy feel and are resistant to stains and mold growth. An important characteristic is that Acrylic carpets are easy to wash and they do not fade quickly.

  • Cotton

Cotton carpets also find extensive application is area carpets/rugs. These carpets are soft and have a nice feel when touched. The major drawbacks of cotton carpets are their susceptibility to stains and little resistance to fading.

  • Nylon

Nylon is the principal component of over 65 percent of carpets manufactured worldwide. The advantageous properties of nylon include its strength and durability. Nylon carpets are a natural choice for high traffic areas.

  • Polyester

Polyester carpets give value for the range of color applications that they offer. Also, Polyester carpets are resistant to mold growth and color impairment.

  • Polypropylene

This carpet material bears similar properties to polyester. It is a cheaper alternative to nylon and resistant to stain and tear.

  • Wool

Wool is a popular choice for carpet materials. It is soft and comfortable. However, it is not stain-resistant and is not easy to wash.

How much does it cost to carpet a 10x12 room-Total

We have determined the amount of carpet material required to be 132 Square Feet.

Cost of Carpeting

The average cost of carpet per foot: 1 to 11 USD. ( Total = 1,452 USD at 11 Dollars per SF)

The cost of padding per square foot: 0.60 USD ( Total= 79 USD)

The cost of Labor per square foot (Actual installation): 1 USD ( Total= 132 USD)

The cost of Labor for incident services (Furniture removal e.t.c) per square foot:  0.50 USD (Total = 66 USD).

Total needed to cover a ten by 12 Room is  1,729 USD.