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Before You Buy Wholesale Carpet
I Buy New Carpet at Dealer Cost or Less?
you can, but I think it's important to reveal some of the common
problems homeowners encounter while attempting to buy new Carpet at wholesale
prices. There are various sources that offer new Carpet wholesale to the general
public including online and locally warehoused flooring re-sellers. There are
also dozens of wholesale Carpet Warehouses located near Dalton, Georgia,
famously known as the Carpet Manufacturing Capital of the World.
Much Carpet Do You Need?
you need to buy Carpet for just a room or two, you might want to consider buying
Carpet Remnants from a local carpet store to save time and money, and
avoid the added cost of shipping and handling. How
To Choose Carpet Remnants
can buy new carpet at wholesale prices and save up to 70% across the board. Most
carpet wholesalers in Dalton prefer to sell full rolls of carpet and you'll
always get the lowest price per square foot by ordering a full roll. If they
offer to sell you less than a full roll, you will be charged more for the carpet
and maybe even a handling or cutting fee.
"You Can Find Great Deals on Carpet Closeouts, Irregulars, Specials and
Much Can I Save on New Carpet?
you need carpet for a large area or if you are doing your entire home, then
buying from a Carpet Wholesaler might be a smart way to save small fortune. That
is, if you can avoid making costly ordering mistakes and not fall victim to any
type of sales trickery.
To give you a basic idea about the potential savings you might enjoy, lets
imagine buying just one roll of carpet that is 12 feet wide and 100 feet long
(1200 square feet). Let's say the regular retail price is $4.00 per square foot.
Retail cost for the whole roll would be $4800. The wholesale cost with a
40% discount would be $2.40 per square foot or $2880. Add in shipping to a Local
Terminal Location at 15 cents per square foot would be $120 (add $150 more if
you want delivery to your home or business address). In this example, your total
savings would be $970 for the carpet only, or $820 if you have home delivery.
made-up scenario is just to give you a wild estimate about how much you might
save if you are successful at buying new carpet wholesale and have it shipped to
your home from Dalton Georgia. Your actual savings could be more or less
depending on the details of your purchase.
carpet from a wholesale source is not at all like shopping for new carpet at
your local retail carpet store. Ordering new carpet may seem simple when you
first contact a wholesale carpet outlet via email or by phone, but there are
many hidden dangers, risks, hazards and pitfalls that you need to know about
you don't do your Carpet homework, you might end up very unhappy with
you really want to save a bundle on new carpet, you must be willing to invest
the time and energy required to learn how to steer clear of all the speed-bumps
and potholes on the road to savings. But remember, buying carpet from any
wholesale carpet source requires due diligence! Otherwise forget about
saving money, be more concerned about losing money! What
Grade Of Carpet Should I Buy?
Wholesale Carpet Sources
resellers are called by many different names but they all offer new carpet at
discounted prices. Your job is to make sure you by the right carpet at the
right price and have it installed properly. If you decide to buy from a Dalton
Carpet Warehouse or Online Carpet Wholesaler, you can save a lot of money but it
requires investing a considerable amount of time, planning and effort. Here are
a few Wholesale Carpet websites for you to investigate:
I have no business arrangement, relationship or affiliation with these
to Buy New Carpet at Wholesale Prices?
important to buy from an honest and reputable carpet wholesaler, but it's not
always easy to tell the difference. Most salespeople are very knowledgeable and
will help you find the product you are looking for. Some salespeople may try to
push you into buying a product you don't really want or need. If you don't know
what you want to buy, they may steer you into buying what they want you to buy.
This is one of those hidden dangers, risks, hazards and pitfalls I mentioned
why it helps if you understand the basic 5 carpet specifications; Fiber,
Face-Weight, Pile Density, Pile Height and Tuft Twist. You should be able to
describe the type of carpet you want to buy and the minimum manufacturing
specifications you are willing to consider. Carpet
can save a lot of money on new carpet if you do it right, but the key is to be
well-informed. I want to help you avoid problems you might encounter during the
wholesale carpet buying process.
Carpet Wholesale is NOT for Everyone
have to be willing and able to spend a significant amount of time dealing with
salespeople, investigating and researching various products, comparing prices,
searching for and interviewing carpet installers and preparing your home for the
final event of having your carpet installed. How much is your time worth? Saving
money requires making lots of phone calls, sending and receiving emails,
ordering samples and keeping track of all the little details.
process of buying from a Carpet Wholesaler can be mind-boggling and require way
too much effort for some people. You might not be challenged at all, but it
still takes a certain amount of time to work out all the details. It could take
several weeks to get the whole job done from start to finish. If you try to do
things too fast, you might overlook one small but very important detail and end
up not saving as much time or money as anticipated.
is Discounted or Second-Grade Carpet?
carpet manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw make thousands of rolls of carpet
every month. They have strict manufacturing specifications they adhere to. If
they make a roll of carpet that doesn't pass quality control, they will sell it
are Carpet Seconds?
carpet outlet store or retail carpet dealer can purchase "second
grade" rolls of carpet at a significant discount from the carpet
manufacturer. These rolls of carpet all have something wrong with them. It
could be a color streaking problem or the dye was off-color from the original
sample. There could be missing tufts or other surface defects, or the
backing could be defective in some way. You may never know why the manufacturer
sold it as second-grade goods. There could be multiple reasons why a particular
roll of carpet will be marked as a seconds and sold without
Do Wholesale Carpet Prices Vary So Much?
Carpet makers will discontinue a certain type, style or color and offer sell-off
what they have left in stock to make room for a new style or color. In this
case, there is nothing wrong with these rolls of carpet and they are still
considered first-quality goods. The discounted price for these rolls won't be
quite as attractive as second-grade carpets with an obvious manufacturing
carpet manufacturer offers these rolls of carpet to any carpet outlet store or
retailer for a price they determine, and trust me, they know how to place an
accurate value on any roll of carpet. Less than wholesale prices? You can save
even more if you buy carpet that has a noticeable flaw or defect. Maybe having a
small but noticeable defect doesn't matter much to you because the carpet is to
be installed in a rental property.
to Buy Carpet at a Discount
in the discount carpet business is fierce, so in order to compete for your
business, wholesale carpet outlets advertise heavily and they use the internet
to attract customers from all over the world. There are literally hundreds
of carpet outlet and reseller stores in the state of Georgia, with billboards
lined up all the way down their interstate highways. They all have detailed
websites with photos and descriptions of their products. There are a few ground
rules you need to be aware of before you start shopping for discounted carpet.
I never recommend buying carpet from any online source that does not have a
physical location (showroom) and a good reputation verifiable through the local
Better Business Bureau. Some Dalton Georgia carpet sellers are well-known due
national media attention, but that doesn't mean you should let your guard down.
Don't believe everything a carpet salesperson tells you. No matter what
questions you might ask, they might just tell you what you want to hear.
"Sure, we can do that for you, no problem!" If promises are made, no
matter how insignificant, get it in writing before you sign on the
Carpet Samples Mailed to You
Wholesalers Have Product Limitations
Carpet Retail Outlet Stores sell DISCOUNTED products other than Carpet,
including sheet vinyl, hardwoods, plastic laminate, ceramic tile, luxury vinyl
tile (LVT), and area rugs... all at deep discounts. However, they may not
have the exact same products you ordered today still available tomorrow. If you
are ordering flooring other than carpet make sure you order enough extra pieces
to accommodate for pattern match, color variances, breakage and mis-cuts. You
don't want to run out and not be able to get more of the exact same product.
products they feature are second-quality goods, close-outs, roll ends, unique
specials, cabin-grade wood products, promotional goods, ceramic tile closeouts,
luxury vinyl tiles, carpet tiles, waterproof vinyl tiles, vinyl tile planks,
laminate flooring and many other types of floor coverings you may want to buy. Once
they sell out, you probably can't get any more of that exact same product,
color, dye-lot, price or quantity in the future. Regardless of what type of
flooring you buy, you need to be absolutely sure about your choices because
there are usually no refunds on any discounted or
second grade products or special-offer goods.
Carpet Warranty Coverage
don't get a manufacturer’s warranty on discounted carpet. That's why it was
sold at wholesale. Buying discounted from a Carpet Wholesaler has serious
limitations and trade-offs! But mistakes do happen and sometimes the wrong
carpet is delivered to you by mistake. This can be a real nightmare to deal
with. The first thing to do is to call the Carpet Wholesaler and explain the
problem. Maybe they have an easy way to handle situations like this without
making it too difficult. If they don't offer a way to resolve the issue it may
be impossible to resolve. This is one of those hidden dangers, risks, hazards
and pitfalls I mentioned earlier.
You Read The Fine Print?
hired lawyers to write their sales contracts and you might need to be a lawyer
to understand everything it says. I may be going out on a limb here but I think
all sales contracts for discounted carpet and flooring products all basically
say the same thing: No Refunds.
Carpet Warranty Coverage
assume you have warranty coverage. This is a hazy area where Carpet Wholesalers
have different in-house warranty policies, if any at all. Make sure you
understand what warranty coverage you get with the product you are ordering. But
in most situations if you purchase "First-Quality
Goods" and want a refund for an
issue covered under warranty, you may be allowed to return your carpet as long
as you bought the full roll and the material has not been cut. If the
carpet is determined to be defective, return shipping costs may be covered and
restocking fees may be waived.
usually are non-refundable for any reason but in certain situation may be
returned if found defective. You may have to pay a re-stocking fee of up to 70%
and be responsible for return shipping costs. It may not worth returning the
material if you forfeit more than 90% of the original cost.
the carpet you ordered is not what you expected? What can go wrong? The wrong
color, the wrong style, you ordered a 45-ounce carpet and a 38-ounce carpet
showed up. It could be an honest mistake or it could be the old bait and switch
trick. If the carpet I receive is not what I ordered then I can send it back
right? Maybe, but will you still want to return it after you discover what it
takes to do so? Probably not.
a roll of carpet back to the place where you bought it can cost you hundreds of
dollars and can be very difficult and time consuming for you. Just because you
originally paid $80 to have the carpet shipped to you, does not mean that it
will only cost you $80 to ship it back. Every carpet wholesaler has a
special arrangement with their local shipping company, but you don't. It could
easily cost you $300 to ship a roll of carpet back to where it came from!
are also responsible for getting the roll of carpet wrapped up properly and
loaded into the delivery truck."
the shipping truck arrives... They
stop at the end of your driveway. It is your responsibility to pull the
roll of carpet out of your garage (assuming that's where it is) and lift it up
and into the back of the delivery truck. This is not an easy task because most
rolls of carpet weigh in at several hundred pounds and the rear deck of the
delivery truck is over four feet high.
trucking company does not show up with a forklift to lift your carpet into the
back of the truck. The truck driver will not lift a finger to help you either,
it's not his job. Truck drivers always claim to have a bad back which is
why they say they are unable to help you load your heavy roll of carpet. You are
responsible for getting the roll of carpet loaded into the back of the truck.
Have at least 4 strong friends ready to help or you might end up having a bad
is a common situation where carpet wholesalers know they have you over a barrel.
They know that after you discover how much it's going to cost to ship the carpet
back and the amount of physical effort it's going to take to load the carpet
into the delivery truck, you will likely change your mind about returning it.
This is a common problem for unsuspecting homeowners. Maybe you can sell
the unwanted roll of carpet to someone locally, try putting an ad on Marketplace
or Craigslist. This is another one of those hidden dangers, risks, hazards and
pitfalls I mentioned earlier.
Safer and Easier Way to Buy New Carpet?
What to expect when buying Carpet locally: Have you ever been inside a local retail Carpet showroom? You've likely seen the racks and displays of carpet samples. There are lots of choices to be made. It can be a bit overwhelming but my Free Carpet Shopping Form can help you choose wisely and ask all the right questions.
Durability vs. Longevity
salespeople are quick to ask new customers how much they have to spend on the
project. That is not a good way to narrow down your choices. If you narrow it
down by price first, you will not be happy when your new carpet wears out way to
fast. You must choose a carpet designed to handle your level of foot traffic. If
you want to know about how much you need to spend on carpet and have it last as
many years as you want, take a look at my Carpet
and Padding Price Cart for 2024
to Narrow Down Your Carpet Choices
carpet shopping process begins by visiting a local carpet showroom and asking a
salesperson to help you "narrow down" your carpet choices. It would be
smart to first decide which Carpet
Fiber will serve your needs best. So when you are asked "What
Can I help You Find Today?" Tell the salesperson that you only want to
consider carpet styles made of the (You
I've written several helpful articles to inform you about the various types of
carpet fibers and their good and not-so-good qualities. Some fibers are way more
durable than others and some fibers resist stains better and clean easier than
others. There is no perfect carpet fiber so you will have to make some
concessions. For example: Nylon is the most durable fiber but it's also the most
costly of all synthetic fibers. There's always a trade-off of some sort. More
Next to narrow down your carpet choices even more, define your desired carpet quality based on Pile Density and fiber Face-Weight. At first this may sound daunting to you but it's not. My free Carpet Durability Guide will help you.
that you might focus on the carpet style, pattern or color you prefer.
Hopefully, that should help narrow down your best carpet choices to just a few.
Your Final Carpet Choice
you feel you have shopped enough it may be time to take a few carpet samples
home to think it over. You should take your time and make your final selection
without being pressured. Here's what you need to do next:
sure to ask your salesperson for itemized pricing. You need to know the cost of
each carpet you are considering separate from the cost for the padding and
installation. You cannot compare carpet side by side if they only give you a
"one price for everything" deal.
What is the cost (per square foot) for the carpet only? This is important
so don't take no for an answer.
would also be the best time to ask the salesperson to provide you with the manufacturing
Spec-Sheet) for each of the final few samples you plan to take home
to consider. Use the manufacturer's spec-sheet to compare
each of the carpet samples side by side. Use my free Carpet
Durability Guide Chart to help narrow your choice.
you land on the perfect carpet brand, style and color, try to get several
free in-home measures and proposals (for the exact same carpet) from other local
dealers and then when you are ready, place your order with the one local carpet
store that you feel most comfortable doing business with.
you have selected the perfect carpet and have placed your order, you can usually
get the whole carpet job completed in about three to four weeks. The
manufacturer will ship your carpet to the retailer where you bought it or to a
local Terminal location. Your local carpet retailer will handle all the
arrangements, including installation.
the day of installation, the installers will load up your new carpet and pad and
bring it to your home to install it. They will need some room to park their
truck and unload the materials, preferably a swept driveway or garage if
possible. It might help if you move your own vehicles out of the way if that
would give them a little more room to work.
they arrive, make sure you have read the Carpet Installation Get-Ready Checklist to see what things you
need to do before, during and after having new carpet installed. Then you can
sit back and relax while your beautiful new carpet is installed. Do a thorough
walkthrough and installation inspection with the installer so he can immediately
address any concerns you may have.