How To Choose New Flooring Like A Pro!
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Unbiased Carpet Information
You can spend hours searching the internet for complete, honest and accurate carpet buying information or you can find it all right here. You don't want carpet information overload. Surfing the internet again and again only to read different opinions will just make it more confusing.
Let's make it simple. My Unbiased Carpet Articles will show you how to purchase new carpet wisely. Choosing new carpet is not rocket science but there are some important things you need to know to help avoid common sales scams, how to save the most money and make sure you are completely satisfied with your final selection.
How to Avoid Costly Carpet Mistakes
Too many homeowners are scammed or ripped-off when buying New Carpet because they don't buy from a reputable carpet store. There are some Carpet Retailers that should be avoided.
Many homeowners don't do their carpet homework. It's important to understand all the performance details and manufacturing specifications about the carpet you are considering. Carpet Specifications Explained
Many homeowners choose the wrong grade of carpet. What's the underlying problem here? You must choose a carpet that is designed to handle your level of foot traffic. All carpets look great when new, but the trick to choosing wisely is to know... What makes one carpet more durable than another? What Grade of Carpet Should I Choose?
You Deserve Sound Carpet Advice
Many homeowners make the costly mistake of trusting the advice of inexperienced or unscrupulous Carpet salespeople. That's a common mistake because many Carpet salespeople don't have sufficient carpet product knowledge or hands-on experience. If you are in the market for new carpet, don't let any one Carpet salesperson make all your Carpet Choices for you. You need to make your own choices based on your unique personal needs, goals, lifestyle and budget.
Inexperienced Carpet Salespeople
Many Carpet salespeople have limited access to complete and accurate carpet information. Their limited carpet knowledge often comes from a manufacturer's brochure, the internet or an outdated carpet sales training video. Just because they work at a carpet store doesn't mean they know everything about the products they sell.
Many Carpet salespeople are hired due to their SALES EXPERIENCE, not because of their CARPET KNOWLEDGE. In order to get hired they just need to be good at closing the sale, but that doesn't mean they are good at helping you choose your new carpet wisely. Carpet salespeople may say or do whatever it takes to convince you to buy their products whether it is a good choice for you or not.
Carpet Manufacturers Limited Information
Manufacturers create flashy posters, banners, signs and displays to promote their new and improved product lines and they are quick to point out all the positive benefits and good qualities about their products.
But they often fail to mention the negative aspects or bad qualities about their products. This means you have to do your homework to make sure you know what you are buying. Don't put too much trust that their slick brochure provides all the information you need.
Here's a Trick Question:
If you were thinking about buying a new automobile and wanted to know if you were making a good choice, who do you think could offer the most honest and complete information about the vehicle in question?
A. The Auto Manufacturer?
B. The Auto Salesperson?
C. The Auto Mechanic?
The Same Rules Apply When Choosing New Carpet
So when buying new CARPET, you want the wisdom and advice of someone who has had many years of "hands-on" experience with the same type of carpet you are considering. You want someone who can tell you how well the carpet performs over time, how long it will last under applications similar to yours, and if there are any common problems or complaints. That person is The Mechanic, in carpet terms that is the same person known as the Carpet Installer.
The Carpet Mechanic
I don't sell or install carpet anymore and I certainly don't manufacture it, but I have spent over 30+ years selling, installing, repairing, researching and learning virtually everything about carpet of all types, grades and styles.
I Have No Hidden Agenda
I know how carpets are made and I know how long they will last in a given situation. I've installed tens of thousands of yards of carpet and most other flooring products too. Every type and style of carpet has its own positive qualities. However, it's the negative qualities of the carpet (they often fail to tell you about) that consumers need to know about - in order to make wise and informed choices.
About The Polyester Fiber
Polyester is one of the softest fibers used to make carpets today. It has the most vibrant colors and it resists stains and cleans easily. That's what the manufacturer's brochure says and it's true. Polyester carpets are best suited for low foot traffic applications.
What are the negative qualities of polyester carpets? In medium to heavy foot traffic applications, the pile mats down quickly in main walkways, stairs and hallways. They don't mention that in their brochure and the inexperienced or unscrupulous carpet salesperson won't mention it to you either. Learn more about Carpet Fibers
In fact, many carpet salespeople today actually believe that carpets made from POLYESTER are better than ever, but this is not true. Polyester is still polyester and the fact is, it is not a resilient fiber, it never was and never will be.
Don't blindly trust any carpet product information derived from Carpet brochures, Carpet advertisements, carpet selling websites or commissioned Carpet salespeople. Do your homework and learn how to make wise choices for yourself. You must be sure to buy a carpet that is designed to meet your needs, goals and lifestyle.
Keys to Your Carpet Success
You must choose the right grade of carpet and padding to meet your needs and goals. You also need to have your carpet installed by a qualified and experienced installer. Just as important is buying from an honest and reputable carpet and flooring dealer. Here are five links about choosing new carpet like a pro!