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5 Ways to Ensure Your Carpet Buying Success

2021 by Alan Fletcher - 30 year Carpet Expert


1. Accurate Carpet Measuring Saves You Money!

Having the correct measurements for your home could save you plenty, not to mention the headaches that could be caused from under-measuring. My website reveals all the tricks to getting your home measured right. I also show you how to measure your home yourself! How to Measure for Carpet in 4 Simple Steps


2. Product Knowledge Gives You Power to Choose New Carpet Wisely. 

Selecting the wrong carpet fiber is worst mistake you can make! Learn the truth about carpet fibers and carpet styles. Choosing the correct padding is very important too. The more you know the better choices you will make. Beware of bad information obtained from websites that sell carpet. They don't tell you the whole truth. Carpet Fibers - What Consumers Need to Know  Learn more about Types of Carpet Padding



3. A Wise Shopper Gets Several Free "In-Home" Estimates. 

Getting several estimates is just plain smart. Not only can you make your final choice by choosing the best carpet deal offered to you for similar products, it also gives you the chance to see who is fair and who is not. My website reveals where and how to comparison shop to find the best carpet deals. I can also help you with the fine art of negotiation. (It's funny how their price comes down after a day or two). I reveal insider tricks and tips to getting your best carpet deal ever! What Grade of Carpet Should I Select?



4. Installing Carpet Correctly Increases Long-Term Performance

Finding a qualified carpet installer is tougher than most people might think. Finding a carpet installer advertising on Craigslist is one way to go, but not always the best way to locate an experienced installer. You want to make sure your new carpet is install properly. Carpets installed poorly can develop wrinkles and can cut its life-expectancy in half! You must have your carpet installed properly if you want it to last as long as possible and keep your new carpet warranty in force. Learn how to verify a carpet installer's state license. (if Required in your state) How to Verify a Contractor's License if you plan on hiring an independent carpet installer.



5. Proper Care and Maintenance Increases Carpet Longevity.

Take proper care of your new carpet and it will serve you well for many years to come. There's a lot more to caring for a carpet then just vacuuming. If you don't clean your carpets regularly and correctly you could easily ruin them. You also need to know how to keep your manufacturers new carpet warranty in force. I reveal the truth about proper carpet care and important warranty facts.  Learn what you need to know about recommended carpet cleaning methods and my preferred list of Carpet Cleaning Service providers near you! How often should I have my carpets cleaned?


Are You Really Ready to Shop for New Carpet?

 Take this Simple Carpet Test to Find Out  


Here are three different residential-grade carpets, all are similar in many ways but each have some key differences in how they are made. 


Your Task:

Take a careful look at all the carpet specifications shown below and then answer the following five questions. Don't consider the carpet colors or the carpet appearance in your decisions, just use the Carpet Specifications and the Price per square foot. 



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Tuft Twist






Textured Cut Pile

Textured Saxony












Magic Fresh®

Pile Height




Face Weight




Pile Density




Fiber Brand

Stainmaster Xtra Life®



Fiber Content

Luxurell® Soft Nylon

Sorona® / PTT

PET Polyester

Price per SF

$2.99 sf

$2.49 sf

$2.29 sf



Now Try to Answer These Questions...

  • Which one would be best for Kids & Pets?

  • Which one would be the Most Durable?

  • Which one would Wear Out the fastest?

  • Which one offers the Most Value?

  • Which one would You choose for your home?



If you find this simple carpet test difficult, just wait until you are staring at dozens of carpet samples with limited Carpet Specifications available to you. This is why so many homeowners make costly carpet buying mistakes. Want to learn more? Visit my Sitemap to see all the free articles and carpet buying information available to you.


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Alan's Preferred Carpet Dealers

It's hard to find a reputable carpet dealer these days! That's why I have built a special list of hand-picked carpet retailers who are locally owned, give free estimates, offer fair prices, have knowledgeable staff, provide honest measuring and hire qualified installers. See who I recommend near you!


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