Month: March 2007

Why do carpet salespeople keep pushing Polyester Carpet?

Carpet shopping is quite frustrating. I have been to approx 8 stores in the last few days. Each time the salesperson tries to steer me to polyester. I find it also difficult to comparison shop because most of them don't give you any specifications of the carpet, but just say that this is a good … Continue reading Why do carpet salespeople keep pushing Polyester Carpet?

Berber Carpet Advice

Berber carpet snags easily. Dogs with long toenails and kids with sharp objects, toys or other playthings can easily cause snags. Snags are difficult and expensive to repair. If you find a snag, don't pull it, snip it off with scissors. If you have kids or pets, you might want to avoid buying berber carpet.  Berber … Continue reading Berber Carpet Advice

How do I know if my carpet is installed right?

If your carpet is not installed correctly it could shorten the life-span significantly. Professional carpet installers (almost always) use a power-stretcher to stretch the carpet tight from wall to wall. This all-important "stretch" prevents wrinkles from developing during the life-span of your carpet. Another tool, the carpet knee-kicker is to be used in addition to … Continue reading How do I know if my carpet is installed right?

What is the best carpet pad for concrete basements?

What is the best pad for concrete floors? What is the best pad for stairs? What about these new fancy pads like odor eating and moisture barrier? Are they worth having or just another carpet scam to get consumers to pay more for something they don't really need.  What are your experiences with carpet padding? Visit www.AbcCarpets.com to … Continue reading What is the best carpet pad for concrete basements?

Did you buy a Polyester Carpet?

Did a carpet salesperson tell you that polyester carpet was durable and long lasting? Did you buy a polyester carpet because it felt so soft? Did your polyester carpet mat down and Crush within the first year or so? Did you complain to the carpet retailer only to discover that the polyester carpet warranty does not cover matting … Continue reading Did you buy a Polyester Carpet?