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How To Choose New Flooring Like A Pro!


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Alan Fletcher aka The Carpet Professor


Alan Fletcher aka The Carpet ProfessorI retired from the carpet business after 30+ years and no longer sell or install any flooring products. Now I enjoy sharing my carpet knowledge and experience with homeowners who want to learn how to choose new carpet and flooring wisely.

I've spent most of my life in the Carpet and Floor Covering business, as did my father, a mill rep for Berven Carpets of California for over 35 years. My Father was passionate about the carpet business and an incredible source of wisdom, knowledge and insight for me. Many in my family have had successful careers in the carpet business.


I Hate Scams and Rip-Offs


Back in the early 1990's, I became alarmed at the number of dishonest carpet and flooring dealers I encountered. I witnessed store owners and commissioned salespeople lie, cheat and deceive their customers. They used sneaky and underhanded sales tactics to blatantly over-charge their customers. I also found carpet manufacturers making deceptive claims about the durability of their products. 



The Tip of the Iceberg


Carpet scams are common and hard to avoid today. I believe all consumers deserve a fair and square deal and first-class customer service before, during and after the sale.



In 1998, I decided I wanted to do something to make a difference by sharing my carpet knowledge and experience with consumers via the internet. I've been online now for 24 years advising homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely, how to save time, money and how to avoid scams by unscrupulous carpet retailers.



Be My Guest!


Read all my free carpet articles and print up all my forms, charts and guides. Everything on my website is free and I never ask for any personal information.


I don't make any money from your carpet purchase no matter who you choose to buy from. I support this website by advertising products and services you may be interested in.


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My articles, interviews and unbiased carpet advice have been published worldwide and featured in these great publications:


  • HGTV Magazine

  • Houzz

  • 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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