Measuring for Carpet
J Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate
Regarding the subject of trusting a carpet salesperson, whom should you trust to accurately measure your home to determine how much material you
need to buy?
If you were to trust a dishonest or
inexperienced retail carpet salesperson to determine the proper measurements you could easily be overcharged for the amount of materials you need.
In fact, it is
very common for consumers to overpay for the amount of material they need, and
by hundreds of dollars!
Most two-bedroom homes need about 100 yards of carpet.
If you were to select a carpet that cost $20 per
square yard installed, for 100 yards your total price would be two
When the salesperson measures your home, all
they have to do is tell you that you need 110 yards of carpet, your total price would be $2200.00, a difference of $200!
It's that easy to overcharge you, and it is
measuring for carpet is an learned ability. An experienced carpet measurer can save you a lot
of money by efficiently and strategically measuring your home. In contrast, An inexperienced carpet salesperson can mistakenly over-measure and charge you hundreds more than necessary!
But even worse, a unscrupulous carpet salesperson can easily
over-measure you and intentionally over-charge you hundreds more than is
necessary for materials and labor and you may never become aware of it.
Any homeowner could easily be over-measured by 10,
20, 30 yards
or more and
never be aware of it. this could cost you hundreds or even thousands more than
necessary. You need to know how to avoid this common carpet scam, and many
the next few pages, I reveal the most valuable information and
hard-to-find carpet buying secrets you need to know to save the most money on
your new carpet.