Free Unbiased Carpet and Flooring Information
Aka The Carpet Professor
Looking to buy new carpeting but feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, options and potential scams? The Carpet Professor's website is a free unbiased carpet information resource and buying guide for consumers. Alan Fletcher is a retired industry expert and maintains a hand-picked list of recommended carpet and flooring stores. View all posts by CarpetProfessor.com
Why do I want help you make wise carpet choices? During my 30+ years in the carpet business, I became alarmed at the number of dishonest carpet dealers I encountered. Many carpet store owners and their commissioned salespeople would lie, cheat and deceive homeowners just to "close" the sale. They didn't seem to care if their customers made wise choices. So in 1998, I decided to do something to make a difference and began educating homeowners about how to choose new carpet wisely, how to save money and how to avoid getting ripped off.
I was fortunate to be apprenticed and trained by three master flooring craftsmen. I learned all about carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile and hardwoods, how to install them and how well these materials performed over time in various applications.
Alan Fletcher began his career as a flooring installation apprentice in 1977 at a local flooring shop in Milwaukie, Oregon. After 5 years of learning the trade, Alan formed his own flooring sales and installation company in 1982.
From 1982 to 2007, Alan owned a carpet & flooring contracting business serving residential and commercial customers in Oregon, Washington, Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee.
With wisdom and experience handed down from his father, a carpet mill rep for over 35 years, Alan amassed extensive Carpet and Flooring product knowledge far beyond the typical flooring installer. Alan also had the unique benefit from learning the tricks of the trade from three master craftsman and then adding years of first-hand installation experience with practically every type of flooring products.
Alan has earned his extensive experience from selling and installing Carpet and Flooring in hundreds custom homes, commercial properties, hospitals, retirement homes, institutional facilities and thousands of apartments for over three decades.
Alan Fletcher has been called upon by industry professionals, trade publications and media to comment about current floorcovering market trends.
Now retired from carpet and flooring sales and installations, Alan enjoys helping homeowners through his free carpet information website.