Carpet Buying Questions?
©2022 Alan Fletcher - Consumer Advocate
Buying new carpet today is a daunting task!
Homeowners need to be very careful to choose new carpet wisely and learn how to avoid making costly carpet buying mistakes and avoid major carpet buying pitfalls.
Over the past 23 years I have helped thousands of homeowners choose new carpet wisely, save hundreds and avoid common carpet scams. I can help YOU make wise and informed carpet choices too!
I've been in the carpet business for over 30 years, but I don't sell or install carpet or flooring anymore. My goal is to help homeowners learn how to choose the right carpet & padding that is capable of meeting your needs, goals, lifestyle and budget.
I can help you save hundreds by teaching you how to negotiate your best carpet deal, to explain what must be done to ensure you get qualified and competent installation services, and make sure you know how to recognize and avoid common scams & rip-offs.
Let me start by saying that there are plenty of reputable carpet retailers out there, but it's very hard to know the difference between a "Reputable" Carpet Dealer and a "Ruthless" Carpet Dealer until it's too late!
What is a Carpet Grade?
Most homeowners don't know how to buy carpet today - even if they have purchased carpet many times in the past. There used to be only about 8 basic grades of carpet available: apartment grade, builder grade, three grades of residential and three commercial grades. Not anymore. There are dozens of varying carpet grades and qualities available.
How do I know what grade to buy? Which grade is right for you? That's the $64 question. Choose to low a grade and your carpet will wear out too fast. Choose too high and you will spend way more than you need to. You need to know how to choose the carpet grade that is just right for your needs, goals, lifestyle and budget. Sounds easy but it's not. Where to start? What Grade of Carpet Should I Select?
Homeowners often trust a carpet salesperson to steer them in the right direction and suggest the right grade or style of carpet. This can be a very big mistake. Why? Because many carpet salespeople are not qualified or don't take the time to ask you about your needs and goals to advise you wisely.
Carpet is a major home improvement purchase, you need to follow the advice of a seasoned professional who has your best interests in mind. You need to choose the right carpet based on your needs and goals. I can help you sort it all out.
Choosing The Right Carpet Padding
Consumers who select the wrong grade of carpet stand to lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But choosing he wrong carpet padding can ruin even the best quality carpets. How do you select the right pad? How to you make sure your carpet is installed properly? You need the answers to these questions and many more. Types of Carpet Padding