Carpet is a favorite flooring option for homeowners, especially in bedrooms. It comes in a variety of colors, materials and textures. Carpet technology has improved over the years, and modern carpets have stain-resistant qualities. It’s also the most cost-effective flooring option on the market.

Carpet installation varies in price, depending on the type of material and thickness of the carpet padding. The average cost of installing carpet ranges from $2 to $10 per square foot.


  • Soft and warm on feet
  • Visually warms up the space
  • Multiple colors, materials and designs available
  • Great for soundproofing
  • Stain-resistant varieties exist


  • Hard to clean
  • Can stain
  • Shows wear pattern
  • Not suitable for allergy sufferers