Month: December 2010

Shop-at-Home Carpet Scams – What consumers need to know…

Are you going to be in the market for new carpet anytime soon? Selecting the right carpet is more difficult than ever and it's so easy to spend way more than you need to. Carpet Scams are more common than ever and homeowners need to learn how to avoid common pitfalls and especially how to avoid the "shop at home" carpet scams.  Aside from the … Continue reading Shop-at-Home Carpet Scams – What consumers need to know…

Avoid Carpet Scams – How to choose new carpet wisely, save time, money & headaches!

Have you ever bought a new car? The car dealerships have some sneaky tactics for sure, but they are all fairly predictable. Most of their sneaky sales tricks are publicized by watchdog groups and any consumer can be well advised if they do their homework first. But buying new Carpet for your home is a different story... … Continue reading Avoid Carpet Scams – How to choose new carpet wisely, save time, money & headaches!

Selecting the Right Carpet Pad – What You Need To Know!

A certain type, thickness and density of padding is required by every carpet manufacturer to maintain your carpet warranty. Be sure to check with the carpet manufacturer directly. Do not expect the retailer to choose the correct pad for you, as it is your responsibility to make sure the correct pad is installed. If the wrong … Continue reading Selecting the Right Carpet Pad – What You Need To Know!

Should You Buy Polyester or P.E.T. Polyester Carpet?

Q.  I find Carpet shopping is quite frustrating. I have been to 8 carpet stores in the past few days. Each time the salesperson tries to steer me towards polyester. I hear it mats down quickly, is this true? I find it difficult to comparison shop because most of them don’t give you any specifications … Continue reading Should You Buy Polyester or P.E.T. Polyester Carpet?