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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Carpet Installation
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Carpet Installation?

What is the average price of Carpet Installation?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Carpet Installation. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Carpet Installation been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Carpet Installation yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Carpet Installation?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Carpet Installation with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The carpet installation services market displays a low level of market share concentration, with none of the estimated 42,200 market suppliers accounting for more than 3.1% of market revenue. In fact, the top four suppliers are expected to account for less than 20.0% of total market revenue combined. The largest... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?


Do you have any formal carpet installation training? If not, why you have chosen not to obtain training?

Do you have any certifications from the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI)? If so, when did you obtain this certification? If not, do you plan to obtain certification from CFI any time soon?

Have your qualifications affected your installation prices? If so, how?

Please provide a list of all of your qualifications, including any certifications, accreditations, insurance and permits.

Installation Warranty

Do you provide a warranty on your installation services?

How long does the warranty last? Can I purchase a warranty extension? If not, why?

What are the terms and conditions of the installation warranty? Are there any specific situations or occurrences that would void the warranty? If so, what are they?

Does your carpet backing come with a warranty? If so, what are the terms and conditions of that warranty?


How long have you been operating as a carpet installer?

Did you learn your craft through an apprenticeship or on the job?

How does your knowledge of carpet installation techniques set you apart from your competitors?

Does your level of experience and knowledge give you any advantages in the marketplace? If so, what are they?

Amid the widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate the risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Contractor Group

Are you a part of a larger contractor group, such as Spectra Flooring? If so, how has this affected your profit margins?

As a member of a large contractor group, can I bundle my carpeting and installation needs for a more favorable rate?

Can you provide me with any other services, such as carpet cleaning and maintenance? If not, can you recommend a company to provide these services?

How will using your recommendation benefit me? Are there any monetary incentives for me if I use your recommended supplier?

If you are not a part of a contract group, why not?

Downstream Demand

How do you cope when key downstream industries contract? How do you maximize your profit during these periods?

How is volatility in demand mitigated? Are you looking to expand or curtail operations accordingly?

What share of your revenue is generated from the residential market?

How do you adjust your operations in times of high demand? Low demand?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle increased or reduced demand?

Key Relationships

What relationships do you have with key clients?

How does your relationship with your clients benefit your company?

Have wholesalers and retailers been an important source of revenue?

What does your company do to establish and maintain links with sector operators?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include as much information about the total scope of the project as possible. If buyers have a budget or current working estimate, this should be included in the proposal so the service providers can create estimates based on this amount.

Buyers should include information about the payment schedule (i.e. if it is incremental or done at the completion of the project).

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for installation.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should specify what measures of quality they will be using to select a supplier. For example, these measures can be reputation, credentials of staff, customer service and depth of the technical plan submitted.

Buyers should also choose a supplier based on the price estimate given.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submittals and state when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a timeline of the project and the expected completion date.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project including site visits and walkthroughs.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The market for carpet installation services displays an overall moderate level of supply chain risk. Carpet mills are moderately risky due to the fluctuating cost of inputs, such as synthetic fibers. The main input in synthetic fibers is plastic, which is derived from crude oil. Crude oil prices have fallen... Subscribe to learn more.