Carpeting installation cost, MN

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I am wondering if anyone in Minnesota had a rough estimate of home much carpeting costs installed, per sqft. I am new to rehabbing and would just like to have a rough idea before getting bids. Thanks!

@Isaac Braun - Look at Lowes or HomeDepot. In the different MSA I work in, I found that I could get the average carpet job done from the box store cheaper than with my normal flooring guys. A lot of times they install for $99 or free when you buy so much carpet. 

Originally posted by @Isaac Braun :
I am wondering if anyone in Minnesota had a rough estimate of home much carpeting costs installed, per sqft. I am new to rehabbing and would just like to have a rough idea before getting bids. Thanks!

 Does this mean you have a property under contract and are now preparing to rehab?

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I paid 1.89/sq ft for pad (super magic 7/16) and Mohawk carpet (fierce competition- action bac- rawhide) last summer.  That includes installation.

I have a Flooring store In Brewerton,NY and I go against Lowes and Home Depot all the time and I almost always am cheaper with better installation also. The free install or whatever is crap. They are getting their money one way or the other. People hear free and in their head it makes sense even though nothing is free. Get exact same quotes from local and Box store. Have them come and measure for u and pick exact same carpets. The only time they have beat me price wise is the really cheap stuff that falls apart in 1 year. Lol. Also remember check the local stores star rating. Depot and Lowes installers are usually not top notch. Just make sure whoever u go with that u expect top notch work. Have a great day.

Rough budget it $2 per sqft which includes carpet, pad and installation.  Most of the time we use Home Depot, you can get cheaper carpet from them but that price should cover most rehabs.  I am always buying enough carpet to get over the limit and for a while it has been free install, tear out, and removal.  Tear out and removal saves time and cost.

We actually went about it a little differently than most of the posters hear. We found some really good deals on closeout carpet at Menards and are paying an install company (Above the Rest out of Roseville) for our install.

Anyway, to the meat of your question, $0.65-$0.75 seems to be the going rate for install around here. We’re paying $6.50/sq yard for install of pad and carpet ($0.72/sq ft). Spend as much or as little as your desire on the carpet and pad. 

All,

I have a good flooring guy, carpets, pergo, etc.  Found him on Craigslist of all places.  Carpeted three of our apartments...good rate.  I hate carpeting.  

One large strike against Home Depot is the insane wait until they can schedule the install.  I don't have tons of confidence in Home Depot contractors.

Originally posted by @David Moore:

All,

I have a good flooring guy, carpets, pergo, etc.  Found him on Craigslist of all places.  Carpeted three of our apartments...good rate.  I hate carpeting.  

One large strike against Home Depot is the insane wait until they can schedule the install.  I don't have tons of confidence in Home Depot contractors.

You are correct on the wait, seems like it takes a month from start to finish.  We have built that LLLLLAAAAAAGGGG into our ordering.  It can be done a bit quicker but it will cost a bit more.  They always say they have to special order the carpet (which is BS as they have it at the store) and you can pay a fee, maybe $150 to have them grab it at the store.  Otherwise I feel it goes to the warehouse for the rough cut and the installers pickup from a central location.  Have always gotten good work quality but I recently bumped into the 651-carpets guy and it sounds like are similar and a lot quicker.

Doesn't seem to be a lot of benefit in price shopping for carpet unless you are looking for a luxury brand or style.  Either you pay retail and get it installed "for free" or you pay someone to install it but purchase it cheaper from a wholesaler.  Ends up being about the same price in the end.  For residential rental you should be able to get it installed for $2 per sqft or under.