Free Carpet Information and Buying Guide
Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert / Consumer Advocate - Retired after 30 years, do not sell or install carpet.
Carpet Installation Checklist
What To Do Before, During & After Having New Carpet Installed!
Many homeowners unknowingly make simple but Costly Mistakes when buying and selecting new carpet. To make sure you make wise and informed choices, I have put together a simple Carpet Installation Checklist to help you be prepared and bypass some of the potential difficulties that you might encounter when having new carpet installed in your home.
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I designed this checklist to help homeowners avoid common and costly pitfalls and help make sure that choosing new carpet is less confusing, simplified and stress-free. I want to help you enjoy your carpet buying experience from start to finish!
Buying new carpet can be quite confusing and it takes a lot of time and energy to choose the right carpet that is capable of meeting all your needs and goals. The more you learn about how to choose new carpet, the happier you will be with your new carpet for many years to come.
website is totally free for all homeowners so take your time and read through my entire website.
Take advantage of all my insider secrets, especially about "how to choose the right
grade of carpet" and "how to select the correct padding" and
make sure you get qualified installation too... All at a fair & square
What to Do Before You Buy New Carpet...
What to Do During The Carpet Buying Process...
Take your time choosing New Carpet
If you can... Keep the original carpet sample you selected and ordered from, until after your new carpet has been installed, use for comparison purposes. Many homeowners often forget exactly which carpet style and color they ordered, especially when it takes several weeks for the carpet to be delivered and scheduled to be installed. This is not always possible when dealing with smaller retailers. They may not be able to leave the carpet sample with you for an extended period of time.
These Key Carpet Buying Questions... Before you sign off for new
If the installer is provided by the carpet retailer as as part of a package deal (carpet, pad and installation), then the carpet retailer is responsible for ensuring the installer is compliant with state and local requirements for licensing and worker's compensation coverage.
If you hire an installer yourself and pay them directly, you have the right to ask your independent installer for an Insurance Rider to be issued in your name and mailed or faxed to you prior to having any work performed in your home.
What To Do On and Before "Carpet Installation Day"...
sure all valuables are put away safe and secure.
What to know and do "After The Carpet Is installed"...
Get your New Carpet Installation Warranty in writing.
Proper New CARPET Care and Carpet Maintenance...
Consider Buying a New Carpet Vacuum.
Always hire a Certified Carpet Cleaning Company
More Important Carpet Buying Information:
Keep the original sales receipt forever and make sure the price of the carpet is shown separate from the price of the pad and installation. You will need this as proof of what you paid for the "carpet only" if you ever need to file a carpet warranty claim. If your carpet is found to be defective the manufacturer needs to know exactly how much you paid for the carpet only.
If you need to hire an independent CARPET installer... Read This Article