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How To Choose New Flooring Like A Pro!


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Alan Fletcher aka The Carpet Professor

Looking to buy new carpeting but feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, options and potential scams? The Carpet Professor's website is a free unbiased carpet information resource and buying guide for consumers. Alan Fletcher is a retired flooring industry expert of over 30 years, he maintains a hand-picked list of trusted carpet and flooring stores to recommend to his readers.


You can trust The Carpet Professor to be your guide and provide free unbiased product information, useful forms and checklists and candid advice to help you have a successful and stress-free carpet buying experience!


Alan Fletcher aka The Carpet ProfessorI retired from the carpet business after 30 years and no longer sell or install any flooring products. I now enjoy sharing my 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 Really 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, managers 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 that some carpet manufacturers were making deceptive claims about the durability and stain resistance of their products. 



The Tip of the Iceberg!

Carpet and flooring scams are common today and hard to avoid. There are good retailers and bad retailers out there, but it's not easy for homeowners to tell the difference. 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 25 years informing homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely, how to save time, money and how to avoid common retail scams and sales gimmicks by unscrupulous flooring dealers.



Please Be My Guest!

Read through my carpet articles and print up my forms, charts and guides. Everything on my website is free and I never ask for any personal information. I don't profit from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from. I support this website by advertising products and services that may be of interest to you.


Take a look at my list of free articles (sitemap)

Have a carpet question? Contact me via Email (


My candid articles, interviews and unbiased carpet and flooring advice has been distributed worldwide and featured in these popular 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...


What is the Carpet Professor all about?

Looking to buy new carpeting but feeling overwhelmed by all the options and potential scams? The Carpet Professor is here to help. 


This website serves as a free unbiased carpet resource and buying guide for consumers. It was created to help homeowners make wise and informed carpet and padding choices. It's important for consumers to learn about the buying carpet process including; how to acquire qualified installation, how to negotiate a fair and square deal and how to recognize and avoid common retail sales scams and rip-offs.


Too many homeowners make the mistake of choosing new carpet based solely on cost, color or feel. Read through my website to uncover insider tricks and tips - Such as: how to obtain and use manufacturing specifications to compare carpet samples side-by-side to ensure you're choosing the right carpet to meet your needs and goals. How To Compare Carpet 2023 Carpet Professor


"With over 30-years of hands-on experience in the flooring industry and a commitment to consumer advocacy since 1998, my goal is to help homeowners choose wisely, avoid scams and have a successful, stress-free carpet buying experience." Alan Fletcher

 - How to choose new carpet and flooring like a pro!


~ My List of Carpet & Flooring Stores ~


Recommended Carpet and Flooring Dealers"I Only Recommend Locally-Owned Stores with Superior Service, Quality Products and Qualified Installers"


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