Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate
to say thanks for all your brilliant info. I'm about to buy new carpeting for
most of my house and your information has made the task of choosing what type to
buy very much easier. Thanks again.
purchased your online ebook yesterday and read all night! I went out today
and got an estimate on carpeting our basement. We are moving into our new
home this April. We have one six year old, a puppy, and a baby on the way.
I wanted to get something durable that will last about 5 to 7 years and that
will keep us at our $2,000 dollar budget. Your book was a
life-saver. I really felt like I asked the right questions and hopefully I
picked well. Your opinion will be the deciding factor!
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things first.....thank you, thank you, thank you. I
have learned more about carpeting, padding and installation in the last hour
than I have learned in my 63 plus years on this earth. It's obvious that
your endeavors to educate others in this major purchase is a labor of love.
No, I don't know all I need to know.
I have much more to read in your book and lots to learn. So far, I have
changed my mind about three times. I thought I wanted Berber, but now
after doing some reading here, I am leaning towards frieze for my condo. I
don't have a huge space to carpet (a 15' x 24' area), but I need to spend my
money very wisely. I plan to
go out and window shop........yes, just look at carpeting over the next couple
of days and then come back here and read some more and perhaps ask you a
question or two. Mostly, I
just want you to know how much someone like me appreciates someone like you.
Many thanks and best regards
After shopping for months and visiting six local flooring stores, my husband and
I found that we were very confused about carpet buying. I went to your web
site, downloaded your book and, after
reading it, felt better equipped to go out again into the world of carpet.
Alan, I just
purchased and read your excellent E-book. Thank you very much for all your help.
so I didn’t find your website until 19 months too late. I
had a house built and my builder sent me to the local chop shop. I
made the big mistake of trusting their knowledge and expertise. I
got plush polyester, and needless to say, with my wife and 2 sons, it now is
completely crushed, matted and discolored in the traffic areas. (never walked on
with shoes either) We
have recently had the carpet cleaned using the company that Carpet One
recommended, and we see absolutely no difference. (carpet been down 19 months,
vacuumed several times per week , etc etc) The
franchise owner came out and blamed me, to my face, for not doing my research. He
told me I bought the higher end of the “cheap carpet” and I am stuck with
Hi Alan, I ordered your E-book back in July and I
just love it! So many things I didn't know. I'm hoping this week is the week
to start shopping. Thanks, Laura
First I would like to say that I appreciate your book- I
didn't realize that carpet buying could be so complicated but am glad for the
information since it is such a large financial investment.
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So, now that I have this ( polyester P.E.T.) plastic carpet it is doing exactly
what it says on your informative site, what can I legally do now? This is a
carpet nightmare. I filed with the BBB and the owner of the shop came and an
inspector (independent) came just today. Wish I had done more of my homework and
knew of your book before I bought the wrong carpet. Georgette
Alan, I believe that you have already saved me $100's. I have two
dogs and a baby due on December 10th. Initially I was looking a a Berber
carpet from Home Depot because I thought that it is shorter and would be more
durable with dogs and a kids. Good thing I came across your site before
I made the purchase. :) Anyway, the reason I'm writing to you is
we are currently in the beginning stages of carpet shopping AFTER reading your
book and am looking at a Coronet carpet made by Beaulieu. Thank you!
You cannot know how much I appreciate your advice. I read everything you sent,
took notes, did some further research (can you tell I'm a teacher/librarian?). I started shopping around and have found a higher
quality of carpet. I have narrowed my choices to a textured Gulistan and a
Saxony Mohawk I found at Lowe's. I like the appearance of the Gulistan but the
warranty of the Mohawk. Thanks so much! Lisa H.
Hi Alan, I was able to download the book and thank you. I've already skimmed
the book and feel armed with valuable information when I meet with the
flooring specialist. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with the
unwitting consumer!! Barb G.
Dear Alan, I've read your book--it's packed with
information, and I am appalled at how ignorant I've been about buying carpet.
Thank you for imparting the wisdom you've gained in your 3+ decades in the
business. Before buying your book I wrote to you about choosing carpeting to
cover the concrete floor in the playroom area of our basement. (Based on your response, I
decided against Berber--thanks for saving me from a bad decision.)
Hi Alan, I read your E-book this morning and went on a
mission to search for carpet today. Boy, what a task that is! Your
book is incredibly helpful though and allowed me to narrow my search immensely.
I went to about 6 different places and ended up back at the first place I went.
It is an owner operated store in business for 25 years. Thank you very much!
Thank you. Great book. Your book is worth far more than 15 dollars. Thank you so much and have your
best day ever.
hard to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer these days! That's why I have
compiled a special list of hand-picked carpet retailers who I believe are
reputable, are locally owned, give free estimates, offer fair prices, have
knowledgeable staff, provide honest measuring and hire qualified installers.
Don't risk losing thousands! See
who I recommend near you!