How much does indoor-outdoor carpet cost?
How much does indoor-outdoor carpet cost?
$1.00 – $5.50 cost per square foot
$200 – $1,000 avg. cost installed for a patio, deck, or porch
Indoor-outdoor carpet prices
Indoor-outdoor carpet prices are $1.00 to $5.50 per square foot installed or $0.50 to $3.50 per square foot for the carpet alone. Indoor-outdoor carpeting a 12'x12' room costs $150 to $800. Outdoor carpet comes in 12' wide rolls or tiles and is ideal for a deck, porch, basement, boat, or trailer.
|Area||Size||Average cost installed|
|Bathroom||5x8||$40 – $220|
|Trailer||6x12||$70 – $400|
|Front porch||8x10||$80 – $440|
|On grass||10x10||$100 – $550|
|Concrete patio||16x10||$160 – $900|
|Three- or four-season sunroom||12x14||$170 – $1,000|
|Wood deck||18x18||$320 – $1,800|
|Garage floor||26x26||$680 – $3,700|
|Basement||30x30||$900 – $5,000|
|Boats||8x24||$200 – $1,100|
*Carpet installers charge a $75 to $150 minimum.
Indoor-outdoor carpet doesn't need padding and is glued or taped down.
Quality indoor-outdoor carpet lasts 15 to 25 years.
Outdoor carpet is moisture and fade-resistant, but not all are waterproof.
In comparison, standard carpet installation costs $2 to $8 per square foot.
Indoor-outdoor carpet prices per square foot
Indoor-outdoor carpet prices depend on the carpet type, area size, and prep work required.
|Type||Cost per square foot (materials only)||Cost per square foot installed|
|Carpet roll||$0.50 – $3.50||$1.00 – $5.50|
|Carpet tiles||$1.00 – $3.50||$1.50 – $5.00|
|Rubber-backed||$0.70 – $3.00||$1.20 – $5.00|
Indoor-outdoor carpet roll prices
Indoor-outdoor carpet roll prices are $0.50 to $3.50 per square foot for materials alone, depending on the carpet quality and width. The most common roll width is 12', but rolls of 6' to 15' widths are available for special orders.
Outdoor carpet tile prices
Outdoor carpet tiles cost $1.00 to $3.50 per square foot for materials alone, depending on if the tiles are peel-and-stick or require adhesive. Carpet tiles come in standard sizes of 18"x18" and 24"x24". Individual tiles are easy to replace when soiled or worn.
Rubber-backed outdoor carpet cost
Rubber-backed outdoor carpet costs $0.70 to $3.00 per square foot for materials alone. Rubber-backed carpet—also called marine carpet—is designed to get wet and dry quickly. Built-in UV protection prevents fading, and the heavy-duty construction resists wear and tear.
Indoor-outdoor carpet pricing by brand
|Brand||Price per square foot*||Types available|
|Dorsett||$2.20 – $4.70||Marine-grade boat carpet rolls|
|Foss||$0.40 – $3.00||Artificial grass carpet rugs and tiles|
|Greenline||$2.90 – $6.00||Artificial grass roll|
|Lancer Enterprises||$0.60 – $1.80||Indoor-outdoor carpet rolls|
|TrafficMaster||$0.50 – $2.30||Indoor-outdoor and marine carpet rolls|
|Well Woven||$2.50 – $4.40||Outdoor rugs and artificial grass carpet rugs|
Outdoor carpet installation cost factors
Labor and outdoor carpet material selection have the biggest impact on installation costs.
|Factor||Cost per square foot|
|Materials||$0.50 – $3.50|
|Labor||$0.50 – $2.00|
|Total||$1.00 – $5.50|
Other installation cost factors include:
Area size and shape determine the amount of carpet needed. Labor costs increase for complex layouts, stairs, or boats.
Order 10% to 20% more carpet than needed to cover waste and odd cuts.
Carpet installers charge $35 to $80 per hour with minimum fees of $75 to $150.
Carpet removal costs $0.10 to $0.20 per square foot on average, including disposal of the old carpet and padding. Removing glued-down carpet costs $0.50 to $0.60 per square foot.
Carpet padding prices are $0.75 to $1.75 per square foot installed. Padding should only be used for inside installs.
Moving furniture costs $25 to $75 per room or area.
Indoor-outdoor carpet colors
Indoor-outdoor carpet comes in a variety of colors, including neutrals, vibrant tones, and multicolor patterns. The most popular color choices are earth tones and traditional green artificial grass. Textured indoor-outdoor carpet is also available.
Commercial indoor-outdoor carpeting prices
Commercial indoor-outdoor carpeting prices are $0.70 to $3.80 per square foot for materials alone. Commercial carpeting comes in rolls and tiles. Both options are low profile with tight loops and coarse texture for high durability to withstand heavy foot traffic.
|Carpet type||Materials cost per square foot|
|Commercial roll||$0.70 – $3.00|
|Commercial tile||$1.60 – $3.80|
Indoor-outdoor carpet FAQs
What is the best indoor-outdoor carpet?
The best indoor-outdoor carpet is made from the synthetic material Olefin, also called polypropylene. Olefin is highly durable and resistant to water, mildew, and sunlight.
Can you put padding under indoor-outdoor carpet?
You can put padding under indoor-outdoor carpet only if installing it inside without adhering it to the subfloor. Carpet padding is not moisture-resistant and will trap dampness and grow mold if used outside.
Is indoor-outdoor carpet good for a basement?
Indoor-outdoor carpet is good for a basement. Synthetic materials are best because they handle high traffic and moisture and require little maintenance.
Can I use indoor-outdoor carpeting on my boat or trailer?
You can use indoor-outdoor carpeting on a boat or trailer. Choose a marine-grade boat carpet with rubber backing and use water-based glue for installation. Some boat carpets come with pre-glued rubber backings.
Can indoor-outdoor carpet get wet? Is it waterproof?
Indoor-outdoor carpet with a waterproof marine backing can get wet. Other indoor-outdoor carpets are resistant to mold and mildew but have limited water resistance.
Does indoor-outdoor carpet drain?
Indoor-outdoor carpet repels water rather than absorbing it into the fibers. The rubber backing prevents water from seeping into the subfloor.
Where to buy cheap indoor-outdoor carpet
Homeowners can buy cheap indoor-outdoor carpet at home improvement stores like Home Depot, Lowe's, and Menards. Carpet wholesalers and outlets also sell cheap indoor-outdoor carpets.
Hiring a carpet installer
Before hiring a carpet installer near you, be sure to:
Get at least three estimates to compare.
Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Select companies that are insured, bonded, and have been in business for more than five years.
Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.
Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
Never pay in full up front. Follow a payment plan for work completed.
Questions to ask
Does the price include carpet and installation?
Do you charge for moving my furniture? If yes, how much?
Is there a charge for removing and disposing of the old carpet?
Will you send a professional estimator to calculate how much carpet is needed?
How long have you been installing carpet?
Which brand of outdoor carpet do you recommend, and why?
Can you provide a list of references with contact information?
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Do you guarantee your work or offer an extended warranty?