Just awful..wanted carpet loose laid --no padding no tack strip--in two separate empty rooms. quoted $13.95/yard to loose lay a 15x15 and a 13x12 piece of carpet--that is $800 for loose lay that would take 2 men 2hours to complete the job. This does not include the price of the carpet. He said the price of the carpet would be $700.00 Spoke with Joe--he thinks he is quite a salesman. charges more for carpet loose lay installation without padding or tack strip. for total of 4man hours of work is $800.00--that is $$200.00 per hour. Good luck Joe.