After 30+ years in the business, I'm sharing my knowledge and experience with homeowners who want to choose wisely, avoid scams and get qualified installs from a reputable dealer.
"How To Choose New Flooring Like A Pro"
Carpet | Pad | Installation | LVP | Forms | Best Dealers
Alan Fletcher aka The Carpet Professor
Why should you trust my carpet buying information and advice?
First of all, I don't sell or install carpet anymore. I don't have employees, I don't hire subcontractors or use commissioned salespeople. There's just me and my wife and cat. We have a passion for helping nice folks like you choose new carpet wisely, save time and money and avoid getting ripped off.
I have over 40 years experience in the carpet business both selling and installing. My father was a mill rep for 35 years, my uncle owned a carpet store for 40 years. That's over 115 years of family experience.
Since 1977, I have sold and installed virtually every type of flooring product including carpet, linoleum, vinyl tiles, ceramic tile, laminate, bamboo, cork, hardwoods, marble and more.
Through the years I've developed working relationships with thousands of homeowners, landlords, builders, and investors who have counted on me for honest and accurate flooring advice. In 2005, I decided to become a consumer advocate full time and stop selling or installing carpet and flooring forever.
I'm a homeowner just like you, and I want to have unfettered access to accurate, honest and complete product information for anything I might need to buy. In my many years in the flooring business I've witnessed a lot of sneaky and sly flooring dealers that hire strong-arm salespeople and encourage them to lie and cheat to get the sale. I've also seen tons of deceptive advertising where you need a magnifying glass just to read all the fine print!
I find that many flooring retailers don't provide accurate, honest or complete product information to their customers because they don't want you to know the truth! This is exactly why buying carpet or flooring today is so confusing. Every flooring store you visit and every salesperson you encounter will tell you something different. How are you supposed to know who is telling you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
I believe that every consumer deserves to know the whole truth about the flooring products they are considering, not just the positive attributes, but all the negative aspects too. That's the problem I see with many flooring dealers, including those who advertise and sell on the internet today. They only tell you the positive aspects about their products and they conveniently forget to tell you about the negative aspects of the flooring products you may be considering. This makes it nearly impossible for homeowners to make wise and informed decisions.
Consumers deserve to get a fair & square deal on new carpet.
That's why I have created my own special hand-picked list of carpet retailers. If you choose to visit from one of my preferred carpet dealers be sure to print up my coupon and take it with you. I don't make a dime from your carpet purchase, no matter who you choose to buy from so don't worry about that. I check out my dealers very well before I recommend them to you.
I have a strict set of guidelines they must pass before they get on my list. When you visit, see if they treat you well, are helpful and provide you with a fair & square deal. Then and only then should you decide if the dealer I recommend is worthy of your business.
In 2020, I have more than 450 locally-owned dealers listed in my FREE Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory and still growing. I receive lots of emails from happy customers who have been able to choose new carpet wisely, save time and money and get a fair and square deal on new carpet. It doesn't get any better than that!
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