Free Carpet Information and Buying Guide
Alan Fletcher - 30 Yr. Carpet Expert / Consumer Advocate - I do not sell or install carpet.
Free Unbiased Carpet Information
The #1 Source for Free Unbiased Carpet Information for Homeowners.
You can spend hours searching the internet for complete, honest and accurate carpet buying information but you can find it all right here.
Surfing the internet for more carpet information will just confuse and confound you even more and might even drive you crazy.
I have posted dozens of Free Carpet Articles you can freely access to learn all about how to buy new carpet wisely.
How to Avoid Making Costly Carpet Buying Mistakes
Too many homeowners are scammed or ripped-off when buying New Carpet because they don't know what they're doing and don't have easy unfettered access to all the performance details and manufacturing specifications about the products they are considering.
What's the underlying issue here? Why do so many consumers select the wrong Carpet, pay way too much and end up unhappy with their new carpet? It's because it can be very difficult for homeowners to obtain honest, accurate and complete carpet information.
Many homeowners make the costly mistake of trusting the advice of inexperienced or unscrupulous Carpet salespeople. That's a costly mistake because most Carpet salespeople don't have sufficient carpet product knowledge or hands-on experience with the products they sell.
If you are in the market for new carpet, don't let any Carpet salesperson make your Carpet Choices for you. You need to make your own choices based on your needs, goals, lifestyle and budget.
Inexperienced Carpet Salespeople
Sadly, many Carpet salespeople have limited access to complete and accurate carpet information. Their limited carpet knowledge often comes from a manufacturer's brochure, the internet or an outdated sales training video.
Most Carpet salespeople are hired due to their SALES EXPERIENCE, not because of their CARPET KNOWLEDGE.
In order to get hired they need to be good at closing the sale, but that doesn't mean they are any good at helping you choose your new carpet wisely.
Carpet manufacturers love to create flashy posters, banners, signs and displays to promote their new and improved product lines and they are quick to point out all the good qualities about their products.
But they fail to mention any of the negative aspects or qualities about their products. Remember, they are only in business to make money and everything they do is solely designed to increase their profits. They may say or do whatever it takes to convince you to buy their products whether it is a good choice for you or not.
Here's a Trick Question for You.
If you were thinking about buying a new automobile and wanted to know if you were making a good choice, who do you think could offer the most honest and complete information about the vehicle in question?
A. The Auto Manufacturer
B. The Auto Salesperson
C. The Auto Mechanic
So when buying new CARPET, you want the wisdom and advice of someone who has had many years of "hands-on" experience. You want someone who can tell you how well the carpet performs over time, how long it will last under certain traffic applications similar to yours, if there are any common carpet problems or consumer complaints and how to take proper care of your new carpet.
Consider me to be the experienced Carpet "Mechanic" who's advice you should trust. I don't sell or install carpet anymore and I certainly don't manufacture it. But I have spent over 30 years selling, installing, repairing, researching and learning virtually everything about carpet of all types, grades and styles. I know carpet inside and out, and it's third generation family thing too.
I know how carpets are made and I know how long they will last in a given situation. I've installed tens of thousands of yards of carpet and other flooring products too. I have worked with over 20 different carpet retailers over the years. I've witnessed just about every carpet sales gimmick, retail carpet scam, carpet measuring rip-off and every low-down sneaky carpet sales trick in the book.
This is why I am uniquely qualified to author the most popular and most valuable Carpet Buying Guide. I am the expert carpet mechanic who's opinion and advise you should trust! Every type and style of carpet has its own positive qualities. However, it's the negative qualities of the carpet (they fail to tell you about) that consumers need to know about - in order to make wise and informed choices.
For example, Polyester is one of the softest fibers used to make carpets today. It has the most vibrant colors and it resists stains and cleans easily.
That's what the manufacturer's brochure says. But what are the negative qualities of polyester carpets?
The pile mats down in a hurry. They don't mention that in their brochure and the untrained or unscrupulous carpet salesperson won't mention it to you either.
In fact, most carpet salespeople today believe that carpet made with are better than ever. Tell that to all the angry homeowners who email me with horror stories about their matted-down polyester carpets.
Be Advised. Don't blindly trust any carpet product information derived from Carpet brochures, Carpet advertisements, carpet selling websites or commissioned Carpet salespeople.
You need to do your own homework in order to make wise choices for yourself. You must be sure to buy a carpet that is designed to meet your needs, goals and lifestyle.