Carpet Stretching

Average Costs

The national average cost is $50 - $150+

The average cost to hire a local professional will average about $50-$150, with some consumers spending over $200 or more. So choosing the right professional the first time is of the essence.

The average cost to hire a local professional can vary widely depending on the work that needs to be performed, they region in which you are located and how fast you need the project completed. So choosing the right professional the first time is of the essence.


Hourly Rate - Some companies charge by the hour.

Flat Rate Per Job -  Some companies charge a flat rate for the work they do.

Recognize that there are several variables in developing the price. These include: 

  • Time that it takes to complete the project.
  • How many technicians are working on your project.
  • Was it an after hours emergency
  • With many more aspects that may add to the cost

Remember, the company quoting a low rate may not necessarily be the right  company for you. Some companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional "fees" to complete the job. 

You may also need to consider that most  companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls.

The best rule of hand is to get an itemized estimate so you know exactly what is expected from the local company.

Basic Information

Questions That A Local Carpet Stretching Company May Ask

As you can imagine, it is hard to provide someone with a firm price quote for carpet stretching.

When your calling around try to give your local carpet stretching company a basic idea of what you need done by having the following information ready.

When you call or email , be prepared to answer these questions :

  • What size is/are the room(s) needing restretched?
  • Is the area needing restretched on a wood subfloor, or on concrete?
  • Do the stairs and/or hallway(s) also need stretched?
  • How much furniture is in each room?

This will help your local company give you a fair estimate over the phone. But it is always recommended that you get a written estimate before the work begins. 

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