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Expert Carpet Buying Information for Homeowners

By Alan Fletcher - 30-year Carpet Expert & Consumer Advocate

 

Hi, I'm Alan Fletcher, a third generation Carpet expert and a trusted consumer advocate since 1998. I retired after 30-years in the Carpet business and no longer sell or install Carpet. I now enjoy educating homeowners how to choose new Carpet wisely by offering free Carpet buying information & advice. 

 

My carpet advice has been featured on HGTV, AARP Magazine and RedPlum just to name a few.  I've already helped over a million homeowners choose new Carpet wisely, save hundreds & avoid common Carpet Scams!  I would like to help you too... It's a service that I freely provide to all homeowners! Read on...

 

 

Learn Your Carpet ABC's before you shop!

 

Choosing the right Grade of Carpet is not as easy as most folks think. It's not like it was 20 or 30 years ago when all carpets were made quite well. Today there are thousands of different colors, textures, patterns,Carpet Professor Display grades and quality levels to choose from. 

 

Some Carpets are designed to last for a couple years... and some are made to last 20 years or more! 

 

The problem is... You can't tell the difference just by looking at the Carpet SAMPLE or by just feeling the fibers with your hand. There are 5 basic "Carpet Specifications" you need to learn about: 

  1. Fiber Type - About Carpet Fibers

  2. Pile Height

  3. Tuft Twist

  4. Face Weight

  5. Pile Density

Then... you need to be absolutely sure that you:

  1. Choose the right grade of Carpet - Take my Free Carpet Foot Traffic Test

  2. Have your home accurately measured... Not so easy to verify...

  3. Choose the correct Padding specifications... A lot of deception here...

  4. Have it all installed properly - Most installers are not properly trained...

  5. Get a fair & square price on the entire job - Read more about Carpet Cost

 

Then...  properly maintain your new carpet by:

  1. Vacuuming frequently with a good quality vacuum - Carpet Vacuums

  2. Have it professionally cleaned every other year by a Certified Carpet Cleaner

  3. Spot clean as necessary using approved methods

  4. Retain all maintenance and cleaning receipts - Read your warranty

  5. Follow all the manufacturer's care and maintenance instructions.

 

You must choose the right Grade of Carpet that is designed to tolerate YOUR unique level of foot traffic, for the length of time you desire. 

 

This sounds easy, but as you will soon discover... Choosing the right carpet is NOT easy or simple. Buying new carpet today is more complicated and confusing than ever, even for seasoned and experienced homeowners! 

 

I can help you make sense of it all and help you avoid costly mistakes.

  1. Read through my website, it's free!  Sitemap

  2. Ask me questions via email, alan@abccarpets.com 

  3. Visit my list of Recommended Carpet Dealers here 

  4. Take your time choosing and don't buy from high-pressure salespeople. 

  5. Consider ordering my Carpet Buying Guide eBook, I guarantee it will save you time and money or your money back, no questions asked. Instant download and filled with a ton of insider carpet buying secrets! Learn More

 

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How to Select The Right Carpet and More...

Many homeowners choose their carpet based on color, look, feel and price. However, there are many other important factors that need to be taken into consideration. From start to finish you must make all the right decisions to be successful and satisfied with the final outcome. Choosing the right Carpet, the correct padding, getting qualified installation and a reasonable price is just the tip of the iceberg!  Learn more about Carpet Comparison

 

 

Where NOT to Buy New Carpet 

Where you buy carpet is a major factor because not all carpet retailers have your best interests in mind,  and some carpet retailers should be avoided at all costs! Buying new carpet wisely starts with knowing how to select the right grade of carpet for your home! The last thing you want to do is buy the wrong grade of carpet and have it wear out in a hurry. There are many other key factors for you to consider too including - Selecting the correct padding; obtaining qualified installation; and getting a good price!. Learn more about  Best & Worst Places to Buy New Carpet

 

 

Costly Carpet Buying Mistakes / Common Carpet Complaints

A list of common carpet complaints from homeowners who bought new carpet and why they were unhappy with their carpet purchase. My years of experience and ongoing research has revealed that fewer than 14% of consumers make ALL the right Carpet choices from start to finish. The other 86% either spend too much, choose the wrong materials, end up with installation problems or  unhappy in some way with their Carpet Buying Experience. What can go wrong you might ask? Plenty! These unfortunate homeowners didn't do their carpet homework and have lost thousands!  Read more about how to avoid Costly Carpet Buying Mistakes 

 

 

How To Avoid "Retailer" Carpet Scams

There are lots of Carpet scams to watch out for. The best way to avoid scams is to buy from a reputable carpet dealer. Stainmaster carpet prices, smartstrand carpet cost, Best Carpet for pets, Best carpet for kids, compare carpet, How to buy carpet, Best Carpet for basements, Read more about Carpet Scams

 

 

How Much Carpet Do You Require?

Most Carpet Salespeople are not very accurate at measuring for carpet and that could spell bad news for you. Over-measuring or under-measuring can cost you time, frustration and money. Greedy salespeople might try to sell you more material than you actually need just to make more profit from the sale. This can easily add hundreds to the total cost of your carpet job. How to Measure for Carpet Yourself!

 

How Much Does Carpet Cost?

New Carpet is WAY more costly today than most homeowners expect. Take a look at my Carpet and Pad Pricing Chart to get a good idea about how much new carpet is going to cost you. Expert Carpet buying information for homeowners, how to choose carpet wisely, save money and avoid scams! Free List of trusted Carpet dealers near you. How Much Does Carpet Cost?

 

 

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