The average price of carpet installation for 500 square feet can range from $1,673 at the lower end to an upper range of nearly $2,190, as of January 2015, notes homewyse. This translates to an average price for carpeting per square foot that ranges from $3.35 to $ 4.38
These average price ranges for carpet installation include cost of carpet, labor, materials and any equipment needed for the installation. As of January 2015, the cost of the carpet alone can range between $1,060 and $1,395 for about 535 square feet of mid- grade carpeting. Installation labor costs can range from $475 and $619 for approximately 9.2 hours of labor, notes homewyse.
If a homeowner hires a licensed contractor with insurance, then carpet installation costs are at the upper range. When hiring a contractor for the installation, it is a good idea to get a few estimates from different contractors.