Free Carpet Information and Buying Guide
Alan Fletcher - 30 Yr. Carpet Expert / Consumer Advocate - I do not sell or install carpet.
How To Buy Carpet
Without Getting Ripped Off!
Anyone who doubts the impact carpet can have on a room has never been
into a house built in the 1970s and seen the rooms carpeted in shades of
orange, green or gold.
While it’s not hard to save money when buying carpet, consumers often
mistakenly try to save money without doing their carpet buying homework
first, says Alan J. Fletcher, who has
more than 30 years experience in the carpet business, and the author of a
popular Carpet Buying Guide eBook.”
When discussing the carpet guarantee, make sure it will include
reimbursements for any additional installation and furniture moving costs,
Fletcher suggests. Ordering carpet from a manufacturer’s carpet sample
will insure you receive “first-quality” goods.
Brette Sember learned the hard way when shopping for carpet not knowing what to ask about the warranty and to get it in writing.
Sember bought a popular stain resistant carpet for her home’s stairs, hallway and bedroom. One of the reasons Sember became sold on the carpet was its warranty.
It was only when
finalizing the purchase that she learned the warranty didn’t apply to
carpet used on stairs.
To save the most money, Fletcher suggests carpet buyers should comparison
shop. “Don’t be afraid to take carpet samples from one store into
another store to compare price and quality” Fletcher said.