Category: Carpet Installation

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!

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?

Smartstrand Carpet Complaint

This is an important post for those who are in the market for new carpet. Carpet defects are not common but when they do happen it can be difficult to get a remedy.

Carpet Selection and Buying Guide 2023

Smartstrand Carpet Complaint

Dear Alan

I am hoping you can offer some advice. We purchased Mohawk Smartstrand carpet for the master bedroom of a “seasonal” residence. Two adults and no pets inhabit the residence for approximately 5 months of the year.

The condo is in Florida. The carpet was purchased 8/2013. The carpet is showing excessive wear patterns anywhere we have to walk on and the carpet looks “matted” and frayed. Mohawk denied our claim because we didn’t have the carpet cleaned after 18 months. We pointed out that we had not been living in the residence for a total of 18 months. The store we purchased from in Naples, Florida asked us to have it cleaned and recommended a carpet cleaning company. Now after the cleaning, the carpet fibers look worse and the carpet looks dirty. The carpet cleaner also noted the wear patterns were not improved by the cleaning.

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Free Carpet Installation Checklist

Free Carpet Buying and Installation Checklist for Homeowners. By Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer advocate Learn what questions you need to ask and what you need to do before, during and after you have new carpet installed in your home! Learn little-known insider tricks and tips to make sure you get the job … Continue reading Free Carpet Installation Checklist

Carpet Measuring: How Much Extra Carpet is Needed to do the Seams?

Dear Alan, Thank you so much for your information on carpet and how to measure and purchase. I have had your recommended dealer out to measure to give me an estimate. We both came up with the same square footage of 566 but they added 118 sq. feet more making the total 684sq ft. Is that reasonable to … Continue reading Carpet Measuring: How Much Extra Carpet is Needed to do the Seams?

Before You Buy New Carpet Checklist – CarpetProfessor.com

Before You Buy New Carpet Checklist - CarpetProfessor.com   There are certain wise steps every homeowner should take in order to make sure the carpet you buy will meet your needs and goals and that you don't make simple yet costly carpet buying mistakes. The Carpet Professor (www.carpetprofessor.com) has published a free and useful list of The … Continue reading Before You Buy New Carpet Checklist – CarpetProfessor.com

How to Measure for Carpet in 4 Simple Steps

Many carpet salespeople are not well trained in the art of carpet measuring and may sell you more carpet than you actually need.  It's a common problem that could end up costing you hundreds more than you actually need to spend. Here's how to protect yourself from over-measuring: To protect yourself from being overcharged for materials … Continue reading How to Measure for Carpet in 4 Simple Steps

Where To Buy Carpet? Alan’s Preferred Carpet Dealers

Wondering where to get the best deal on new carpet? Buying new carpet for your home is a major expense and it's difficult and confusing to know how to buy the right carpet and padding, and how to be sure to get qualified installation. Did I mention how hard it is to get a fair and square price these … Continue reading Where To Buy Carpet? Alan’s Preferred Carpet Dealers

Carpet Buying Guide – Carpet Q&A

Carpet Buying Guide - Carpet Q and AI've read virtually all the Carpet Buying Guides that are available on the internet today and I find that they all lack something that is very important to homeowners in the market for new carpet.What do they lack you ask?They tend to point out only the positive qualities of the … Continue reading Carpet Buying Guide – Carpet Q&A

Best time of year to buy new Carpet?

Homeowners can easily save a ton of time and money on new Carpet or other popular home improvement products, by knowing the best time to buy. Here is the best online source revealing when is the best time to buy common new products and especially new carpet and other popular products you might want to buy at the absolute … Continue reading Best time of year to buy new Carpet?