Free Carpet Information and Buying Guide
Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert / Consumer Advocate - Retired after 30 years, do not sell or install carpet.
Carpet Durability Guide Chart
5 Ways to Ensure Carpet Buying Success
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!
Carpet Durability Guide Chart
Print as a PDF file - Carpet Durability Guide Chart