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How To Choose New Carpet Wisely

By Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate


Avoid Making Common Carpet Buying Mistakes

Most homeowners think they will receive a fair and square deal when buying new carpet or flooring, but few do. Selecting the perfect carpet used to be a relatively quick and simple process, but it is way more complicated today than ever before.


Sadly, many consumers end up spending hundreds more than they need to, and end up with much less then they bargained for. Consumers need free and unfettered access to unbiased carpet buying information and advice!


Carpet specifications are getting harder to obtain and many carpet salespeople cannot be trusted to offer unbiased and useful carpet buying advice. 



Local Carpet Retailers


While there are many reputable carpet retailers, there are just as many carpet dealers that should be avoided. Why? Because they prey on the unsuspecting homeowner who has not done their carpet buying homework. 


Buying carpet from the wrong carpet retailer could cost you thousands. Many so-called wholesale carpet dealers are nothing more than wolves in sheep's clothing and virtually any consumer could fall prey to their carpet scams. 


Unscrupulous carpet retailers need to sell their low-quality products to stay in business and unsuspecting consumers are often left holding the bag.  The products they sell, suggest or recommend, are often not what the consumer needs to meet their needs, goals, lifestyle or budget. 


There are so many common carpet scams where the consumer can be taken advantage of. 


Here are a few....



Some Common Carpet Scams are:

  • Excessive mark-up on materials and/or labor, 

  • Selling inferior or second-grade materials, 

  • Recommending improper materials for consumer need or lifestyle,

  • Selling defective materials without disclosure,

  • Deliberately over-measuring or claiming more material is required than is actually needed.

  • Using unqualified carpet installers


Are You Planning to Buy Carpet soon?


Times have changed, and even if you have shopped or purchased carpet recently, you still need to be very cautious. You are entering into a realm where buying new carpet is becoming more complicated than ever before. 


For consumers to be completely successful when buying carpet, there are five basic factors that must be done 100% correctly or the carpet will fail to perform as hoped or intended.


  • Select a carpet that will meet your needs and lifestyle.

  • Select the correct padding.

  • Have the carpet installed properly.  

  • Maintain the carpet correctly.

  • Use correct carpet cleaning procedures.



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Alan's Preferred Carpet Dealers


It's getting harder to find a reputable Carpet Dealer! That's why I've spent countless hours building my special hand-picked list of locally-owned Carpet Dealers nationwide. I believe that every homeowner deserves to be treated Right! And that includes getting FREE Estimates, Low Prices, knowledgeable Salespeople, Honest Measuring and Qualified Installation! See Who I Recommend Near You!




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