How to Choose the Right
By Alan Fletcher -
Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate
Carpet prices have increased dramatically in
the past few years making it a major homeowner expense. In order to save money
and get the job done right the first time you need to make wise and informed choices.
Otherwise you stand to lose thousands and end up with a carpet that you are
unhappy with. In order to be completely satisfied with your carpet purchase you
need to consider the following:
- Select a carpet style and color that you like.
-Choose a carpet will meet your needs and goals and last as
long as you expect.
-Select a carpet priced within your budget.
-Select a carpet that will resist stains and clean
-Determine if you are getting a fair and square deal.
do you accomplish all this?
must learn how to select a carpet that can meet your needs, goals and
must choose the correct padding type, thickness and density.
must buy from a reputable carpet dealer with knowledgeable salespeople who
will provide good service and reasonable prices.
must obtain proper carpet installation.
to Install Carpet -
What consumers need to know
Shoppers Can Save Hundreds.
When buying new carpet, consumers usually get what they pay for as long as
they buy from a reputable dealer. Inexpensive carpet & padding is poorly
made and is not designed to last very long. But consumers often believe that the
higher the cost, the longer a carpet will last. This is not always true The more
you spend on carpet the higher your risk of being scammed.
How much does
Carpet samples you see at the carpet store will all look and feel great
when they are new,
but once installed in your home and have to endure some foot traffic, you will discover the truth. Some carpets
will quickly mat
down and look horrible within a year or two, depending on how they are
Appearances are deceiving, you canít tell if a carpet will last a
long time just by looking at it or running your hand across the pile surface. You need
full access to the carpet specifications and know how to interpret the carpet
specifications before you can determine if the carpet in question can meet your
needs and goals. These specifications includes the carpet fiber type, tuft twist, pile height,
pile density and face-weight.
Not To Shop for Carpet
Depending on where you live, you may have limited choices as to where you can
conveniently shop for new carpet for your home. In rural areas, there are
usually fewer choices and you may need to drive to a more populated area to have
more choices and better options. In larger cities there are plenty of carpet
retailers to choose from, but not all carpet retailers are reasonably priced.
Some cater to high end clientele, and those who have more money than sense.
Consumers often rely on the advice of carpet salespeople. But many retailers
hire salespeople who are not sufficiently experienced and because they lack
fundamental carpet knowledge and experience, consumers donít always get the correct
answers necessary to make wise and informed carpet choices. I can provide you
with honest and accurate answers to all your carpet buying questions.
Another huge problem carpet stores have is finding qualified carpet
installers. Installed wrong, your carpet can lose half its life span. It is your
responsibility to make sure your carpet is installed correctly.
You need to know
a little bit about how carpet is installed. Why? Because if they do a poor
installation job you need to be able to recognize it and take necessary steps to
have the problem corrected as quickly as possible. I can tell you all you need
to know about carpet installation and what problems to watch out for.
Many carpet dealers use private labels to confuse you. They change
the style and color names of their carpet samples and place their own labels on them so
you canít shop around for the best price. If you find a carpet you like at one store, you can't
just call a different carpet store to see what their price would be for the
exact same carpet. I can teach you how to overcome private labeling scams and
learn how to comparison shop for the best deal. What you need to know about
Carpet Dealer Solution
Finding a fair deal on new carpet is harder than ever because unscrupulous
carpet dealers take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. There are still plenty
of reputable carpet stores, but you need to know more than just where to shop,
you need to know what carpet and pad is right for you. I can help you with all
that and help you save a bundle too.
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