Category: Common Carpet Questions and Answers

Best Time to Buy New Carpet?

Everyone’s been asking me this question lately. Is there a best time of year to buy new carpet? If you know what to do, the answer is YES!

Best Carpet Selection for Walkers, Power Chairs or Wheel Chairs. Best Carpet Choices for Elderly or Disabled.

Best Carpet Choices for the Elderly or Disabled? Best Carpet Selection for Walkers, Power Chairs or Manual Wheel Chairs? Walkers, power-chairs and manual wheelchairs can be very damaging to residential-grade carpets installed over pad. The rubber wheels are very abrasive and tend to roll the carpet in front of the wheels causing the carpet to … Continue reading Best Carpet Selection for Walkers, Power Chairs or Wheel Chairs. Best Carpet Choices for Elderly or Disabled.

Best Carpet Choice for Walkers and Wheelchairs, Power Chairs

Best Carpet Choice for Walkers and Wheelchairs? These can be very damaging to residential-grade carpets installed over pad. Rubber wheels are very abrasive and tend to roll the carpet in front of the wheels causing the carpet to stretch-out and develop wrinkles quickly.   This can ruin even the highest quality carpets. What is the Best … Continue reading Best Carpet Choice for Walkers and Wheelchairs, Power Chairs

What is the Best Carpet Choice for Kids Dogs Cats and Pets?

via What is a Good Carpet Choice for Kids Dogs Cats and Pets? What is a Good Carpet Choice for Kids Dogs Cats and Pets? Q. I am looking for a good quality carpet that can withstand children, cats, dogs and heavy traffic. I have a formal living room that you land in upon entering … Continue reading What is the Best Carpet Choice for Kids Dogs Cats and Pets?

How Do I Choose the Right Carpet Fiber? What does BCF mean?

via How Do I Choose the Right Carpet Fiber? What is BCF? How do I choose the Right Carpet Fiber? What Does BCF Mean? Q. I have four kids and three dogs. I need a carpet that is able to take a beating. My question: I am confused about carpet specifications. What is BCF?  I see … Continue reading How Do I Choose the Right Carpet Fiber? What does BCF mean?

Alan’s List of Preferred Carpet Dealers

After 30+ years in the Carpet business, I know how hard it is for homeowners to get a fair & square deal on new carpet & flooring. That's why I created my own hand-picked list of reputable Carpet dealers in my Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory. Don't be the victim of a Carpet Scam! Save time, … Continue reading Alan’s List of Preferred Carpet Dealers

Can Dirty Carpet Affect those with Asthma, COPD or Allergies?

How Often should I have my Carpets Cleaned? What about Allergies, Asthma, COPD or other Respiratory Problems Caused by Dirty Carpet? By Alan Fletcher - 30-Year Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate   The cost for quality carpet cleaning depends on the age and condition of your carpet, how often you have it cleaned and the … Continue reading Can Dirty Carpet Affect those with Asthma, COPD or Allergies?

Why do most homeowners overpay for new Carpet and Flooring?

Why do most homeowners overpay for new Carpet and Flooring?  It's because they fail to do their homework! By doing a few hours of research, most homeowners can save a ton of money and end up selecting the right grade of carpet or flooring product that will meet or exceed their goals, lifestyle and overall … Continue reading Why do most homeowners overpay for new Carpet and Flooring?