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?
Month: March 2007
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
Did you try to make a carpet warranty claim?
Did your carpet have defects? did you try to make a valid carpet warranty claim? Did they tell you that your carpet problem is not covered under the carpet warranty? What is your story? What was the final outcome? What carpet fiber did you have, polyester? Consumers want to know the truth about carpet warranties.
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?
My carpet installer ruined my carpet!
Have you had a bad experience with a carpet installer? Did they fail to install your carpet correctly? Does your carpet have wrinkles? Do your carpet seams look terrible? Do you have a carpet layer nightmare or experience? What was the final outcome? Tell all!
Carpet steam cleaning, how long should it take to dry?
After having carpet professionally steam cleaned, how long should it take before the carpet is fully dry? What happens if the carpet gets too wet? Can mold or mildew form under the carpet? What are your experiences (good or bad) with professional carpet steam-cleaning companies?
What carpet cleaning method works better?
Which carpet cleaning method works best, steam cleaning, (hot-water extraction) or the chemical dry-cleaning method? (like Chem-dry). Are there any other methods? which have you used and had good luck with. Which method works best on pet urine odors?
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?
What carpet stain removal product works best?
You see tons of ads on TV for carpet spot removers, pet odor eliminators, and other carpet "Quick Fix" products that have great claims of being the best. What are your experiences? What products have worked for you, and which products do you think were not worth buying?