You Need To Know First...
is a free Carpet information website for homeowners. I
don't sell or install Carpet anymore, I've retired after more than 30 years in
the carpet business and now I enjoy helping homeowners make
wise and informed Carpet choices.
dozens of Carpet scams and rip-offs homeowners need to watch out for. That's why it's so
important that you learn how to choose carpet wisely and only buy from a reputable carpet dealer.
Honest Carpet Information for Homeowners
Let me bring you up to speed and
teach you the carpet buying secrets I've learned over the years that will help you Save Time & Money on your next
Carpet purchase. Don't blindly trust what you read elsewhere on the
internet. Most of the Carpet
information I find online is either wrong or misleading.
a Carpet is made plays a huge part in how long it can last and determines
its durability level. Every carpet made has it's own unique set of manufacturing
specifications that determine the capabilities of that
carpet. The most popular carpet fibers today are Nylon, Olefin, Polyester,
P.E.T., and Sorona. (aka Smartstrand) Each Carpet fiber has its own good and not-so-good
qualities, traits and benefits. The secret to choosing the right carpet
for your home is to select a grade of carpet that will meet your needs, goals,
long do you want your new carpet to last? This is a very important question you
need to answer before you can choose the right carpet for your home. You also
need to determine your level of foot traffic so you can select the correct
Carpet scams are
everywhere and it's hard to
avoid them! Even if you do, you still need to choose your carpet wisely, select the
right padding, have your carpet installed properly, get a reasonable price
AND maintain your carpet within the strict guidelines of the manufacturer's carpet
warranty. Unscrupulous carpet retailers often sell defective or second
grade materials and hire unqualified carpet installers.
wants to know about Stainmaster and Smartstrand Carpet Prices and although these
are just two of the many quality carpet types on the market, Stainmaster and
Mohawk do a lot of national advertising and
their carpet prices are typically a bit higher as a result of that. Lowe's now carries
Stainmaster carpet and their prices are difficult to compare with locally owned
carpet retailers because they use private labels to prevent you from comparison
shopping. Read more about Carpet prices
Be On Guard! There
are plenty of unscrupulous Shop-at-home Carpet Retailers who are hoping for the chance to take advantage of you.
Some advertise heavily on TV. They want to scam you out of your
hard-earned money by selling you a low-quality carpet at a high price. They
don't care if your new carpet meets your needs or goals, they care about
making as much profit as possible.
Choosing New Carpet wisely and saving the most money
possible requires that you learn a few important facts. So before you begin
shopping for Carpet you need to learn a few things about how Carpet is made and
a little bit about padding and installation too. I've posted dozens of web pages
here for you to read and learn from, and it's all totally free.
Problem: It can be quite difficult for homeowners to
tell the difference between a cheaply made carpet and a well-made carpet. You
can't always tell just by looking at the carpet or by feeling the top
surface of the carpet. You must have unfettered access to the four main Carpet Specifications
to determine if the carpet has sufficient quality to meet your needs, goals and
lifestyle. Read more about
unscrupulous carpet retailers often remove, alter or hide Carpet Specifications so you don't have
complete access to them. Without complete access to the carpet specifications you cannot
determine if the carpet is capable of tolerating your level of foot traffic for the length of time you require. Read
more about Carpet
you know? You should never choose a
carpet based solely on the warranty. Most carpet warranties are practically
worthless. Manufacturers know how to word them to make it nearly impossible to
make a valid claim. And even if you do, they usually just give you a small in-store credit and leave you holding the bag for any additional replacement
expenses! Read more about the Cost
to Buy Carpet
Article: When is the Best Time to
Buy New Carpet?
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