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About Alan Fletcher - aka "The Carpet Professor"


Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer AdvocateWelcome to My Free Carpet Information Website!


I retired from the carpet business in 2006, but I still keep my finger on the pulse of the carpet business and have a lot of industry contacts and resources that help keep me well informed and up-to-date about all flooring products and the latest flooring trends.


I have personally installed virtually every type of carpet and flooring product and owned and operated a successful sales and installation businesses for over 30-years. I am now retired and no longer sell or install any carpet or flooring products. However, I do enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience to help educate homeowners about how to choose new carpet and flooring wisely and how to avoid Common Retailer Scams, rip-offs and avoid common consumer carpet-buying pitfalls and mistakes.


For me, it all began when I was just 14 years old when I wanted to make a few bucks and my father offered to pay me to do some work at his carpet showroom on weekends. He had me sort through piles of carpet and padding samples, removing discontinued samples, cleaning, vacuuming, organizing and doing whatever it took to make his showroom neat and tidy. Little did I know then, but this was the beginning of a 30+ year carpet career.


I've spent most of my life in the Carpet and Floor Covering business, as did my father. My Uncle George owned a carpet store in Eugene, Oregon for 40 years. My Aunt Geraldine was a carpet mill rep in Honolulu, Hawaii, and my Brother also spent several years in the commercial carpet business in Portland, Oregon. I also have two sons who are also successful in the flooring business as installers.


My father, Don Fletcher was an old-school carpet mill rep. Born in 1924, he worked over 35 years with Berven Carpets, a carpet manufacturer located in Fresno, California. 


I learned much about carpet construction and manufacturing aspects of the Carpet business from him. My Father was very passionate about the carpet business and was an incredible source of carpet knowledge and insight.


Today, along with amazing technical and creative support from my wife, we have built several informative websites that provide free carpet and flooring knowledge, advice and insight for homeowners nationwide. 


I believe the one key issue most homeowners need to consider is "Where to Buy New Carpet." Here is an article worth reading about Who should I Buy New Carpet From.



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Back in the early 1990's, I became alarmed at the number of dishonest Carpet and Flooring Dealers I encountered. I found that many store owners and their commissioned salespeople were willing to lie, deceive and cheat unsuspecting homeowners just to "close" the sale, and use many sneaky sales tactics to increase their profits. I also found that some carpet manufacturers were making false claims about the proper application and durability of their products. 


I also seriously doubted that their New Carpet Warranties provided much, if any protection or recourse for dissatisfied consumers. Their warranties are strategically worded (in difficult to understand legal terms) in such a way that it makes it nearly impossible for most consumers to submit a valid warranty claim. Sadly, I am convinced that it is still a major problem for homeowners today. I put little value in any new carpet warranty because I have witness way too many new carpet warranty claims denied for no good reasons.


By 1998, I decided I wanted to do something to make a difference by educating homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely, how to save time and money and how to avoid being ripped off or scammed by unscrupulous carpet retailers. It's still possible to buy a carpet that will serve your needs and goals, but you need to make sure you buy the right grade of carpet, and that means learning all about Carpet Specifications


My first booklet - "Carpet Buying Secrets Revealed" was first offered in 1998 and was very well received. It was first mentioned in "Bottom Line Personal" a national publication designed for savvy consumers with about a million subscribers. I found my mailbox stuffed with letters from people from all walks of life who wanted to order my simple 28-page booklet. 


That's when I first discovered that homeowners were hungry for honest Carpet buying information and advice. Since then, my Carpet Buying Guide Ebook has grown to 136- pages and is filled with the most comprehensive Carpet buying information available. This is the information homeowners need in order to make wise and well-informed Carpet buying choices.  


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Alan Fletcher's articles, interviews and unbiased carpet buying advice have been published worldwide and featured in these great publications:


  • HGTV Magazine

  • The National Association of Residential Property Managers

  • The Boston Globe

  • Residential Resource Magazine. (NARPM)

  • The Rental Property Reporter

  • The Chicago Tribune

  • The Professional Property Managers Association  (PPMA)  

  • The Apartment Manager

  •  The Institute of Real Estate Management

  • Inspired House Magazine


  • The Palm Springs Sun Times


  • The ISSA Today

  • Apartment Owner Magazine


  • and many more...



















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