What Factors Go Into a Carpet or Flooring Estimate?

Getting a carpet or flooring installed in your home can make a significant difference in your home’s look and feel. But once you’ve decided to invest in a new carpet or flooring, you may be left wondering what factors go into the total cost of your flooring installation. It’s important to understand that there’s a lot more to an estimate than just the cost of materials!

To make it easy for you, the team at Virgin and Flooring is here to provide a breakdown of the factors that go into our flooring estimates.

Type of Carpet or Flooring

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The first and foremost factor that goes into a carpet or flooring estimate is the type of carpet or flooring that you choose. Different types of carpets or flooring can vary in cost, from hardwood to vinyl to carpet. Even those materials have various qualities and variants to consider. When purchasing, it’s essential to align your flooring needs and wants that match your space and décor preferences.


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The second most important factor in any flooring estimate is the size of your residential or commercial space. The size of your space will determine how much material is needed to cover the floor, and therefore the cost. Additionally, if your space has an irregular shape or difficult angles and curves, it may be necessary to purchase additional materials to properly fit the area.

Labor Costs

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Labor costs are the third most important factor in a flooring estimate. This includes the cost of labor to remove and dispose of existing floors, install your new carpet or flooring, and any finishing touches such as sealing or buffing. Professional installation is always recommended for optimal results and can prevent you from having to do any repairs down the line.

Here’s some additional services we perform that can affect your estimate price:

  • Existing flooring or carpet removal
  • Moving furniture
  • Baseboards installation


Underlayment is an important factor in any flooring installation. This layer of material works as a cushioning between your new carpet or flooring and the subfloor, making it more comfortable to walk on and extending the life of your carpets and floors. The cost of underlayment can vary depending on the type of material used, so it’s important to keep this in mind when determining your total cost.

Taxes and Fees

Finally, any applicable taxes and fees should be factored in to your estimate. This can include sales tax on the materials as well as local permit fees or other costs associated with the installation process.

With Virgin and Flooring, you can rest assured that all of these factors will go into our estimates so that you get an accurate cost for your carpet or flooring installation. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help make your dream space a reality!

Virgin Carpets Estimate FAQ

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The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about getting a carpet or flooring estimate with Virgin Carpets & Flooring:

“I have questions about my estimate.”

Confused about something listed on your estimate? No problem! If you have any questions about your estimate, your team at Virgin and Flooring is here to help! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you may have. We’re happy to review our estimates with you in detail so that you understand all of the factors contributing to the cost of your new carpet or flooring installation. Contact us today for more information!

“How long will it take to get my estimate?”

We strive to provide quick and accurate estimates so that you can have the information you need right away. Most estimates are provided within 24-72 hours of submission, so contact us today to get started!

“Why is your estimate more expensive than the other guy?”

At Virgin Carpets & Flooring, we provide quality products and services at competitive prices. However, quality is what we have built our reputation on, and we only carry brands that meet our high expectations. Because of this, our estimates may be slightly higher than other estimates you may have received. But rest assured that you’re getting the best value for your money and that your floors will look amazing and last for years to come!

“What if I change my mind after I get an estimate?”

If you happen to change your mind about your flooring or carpet choice after receiving an estimate, don’t worry! We want our customers to find the flooring that is best for them, and we’ll be more than happy to issue a revised estimate for your new flooring selection.

Start Your New Flooring Journey with Virgin Carpets and Flooring

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We hope that this guide has cleared up any confusion you may have about getting an estimate for new flooring installation. When it comes to your home, it’s important to make sure that you get the best service and quality products at a fair price. At Virgin Carpets & Flooring, we strive to provide just that – top-notch service and quality flooring materials at prices that won’t break the bank.

Give us a call at 412-653-3424 or contact us online to learn more or get started on your new flooring project!