About The Author
- Alan Fletcher
Alan Fletcher -
aka The Carpet Professor
- 30-Year Flooring Expert and Consumer Advocate
I'm Alan Fletcher and
I've been in the flooring business over 30 years, but I don't sell or
install flooring anymore. I am the author of several books about
carpet and flooring and a nationally recognized consumer rights advocate.
I am proud to say
that my flooring articles and opinions have been featured and published in major
newspapers, national magazines, trade papers and newsletters all over the
But my true passion
is helping hard-working homeowners like you select flooring that will meet
your needs, goals, budget and lifestyle - and at the same time, help you learn how to
avoid getting ripped off by the many unscrupulous flooring retailers out
there. It's a totally free service and there is absolutely no cost to
start by saying that there are plenty of reputable flooring retailers out there
too, but most homeowners don't know how to tell the difference between a "Reputable"
flooring dealer and a "Ruthless" one. After 30 years
in this business I have learned how to recognize a reputable flooring dealer. That's why I created my own special list of
locally owned flooring
dealers across America that I feel are the best of the best. See
who I recommend near you
why do you only recommend locally-owned Carpet Dealers?
I am a consumer and a
homeowner just like you and I surely don't want to overpay, be ripped off or
scammed for the products and services I need. Scams are everywhere! Turn on the
nightly news on any given evening and you will hear how unsuspecting people
have been targeted by sneaky scoundrels and scam artists. You and I must be on guard
constantly, be well informed and take our time whenever we need to make a major purchase. When it involves buying new carpet or flooring, I can help you
make wise and informed choices. Read on...
I became a consumer
advocate because I know a lot about carpet and the flooring business and I
believe that all consumers deserve to get a fair & square deal on new
flooring. I became committed to do something about it back in 1998 and I have
been on the warpath ever since!
Buying new carpet or
flooring is a daunting task and homeowners need full access to honest and
complete product information to be able to make wise choices and to avoid
making bad choices too. On my free consumer information website
(AbcCarpets.com) and within the pages of my Complete Carpet Buying Guide
eBook you will learn everything you need to know to buy new carpet wisely,
save time and money and avoid scams!
Carpet is the most
difficult type of flooring to choose correctly
Over the past ten
years I've helped over a million homeowners choose carpet wisely and save
hundreds or even thousands of dollars on their carpet purchase. I know I can
help you save time and money, avoid scams and make wise carpet choices too.
But you have to be willing to take the time to get educated.
I have made it super
easy for you with my Complete Carpet Buying Guide, it's available as an
instant download eBook and can be printed out, saved to your hard drive or
easily viewed on your computer as often as you wish. I have kept the price
very low so everyone can afford a copy.
Most homeowners don't
know how to buy carpet today - even if they have purchased carpet many times
in the past. There used to be 8 basic grades of carpet available: apartment
grade, builder grade, three grades of residential and three commercial grades.
Not anymore. There are dozens of varying carpet grades and qualities designed
to meet the needs and budgets of consumers worldwide.
What is a grade? How do
I know what grade to buy? Which grade is right for you? That's the $64
question. Choose to low a grade and your carpet will wear out too fast. Choose
too high and you will spend way more than you need to. You need to know how to
choose the carpet grade that is just right for your needs, goals, lifestyle
and budget. Sounds easy but it's not. Where to start? What
Grade of Carpet Should I Select?
trust a carpet salesperson to steer them in the right direction and suggest
the right grade or style of carpet. This can be a very big mistake. Why?
Because many carpet salespeople are not qualified or don't take the time to
ask you about your needs and goals to advise you wisely. Carpet is a major
home improvement purchase, you need to follow the advice of a seasoned
professional who has your best interests in mind. You need to choose the right
carpet based on your needs and goals. I can help you sort it all out. That's
why I wrote my ebook and have created my website AbcCarpets.com
- A totally free Consumer Carpet Information Network.
Consumers who select
the wrong grade of carpet stand to lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
But choosing he wrong carpet padding can ruin even the best quality
carpets. Carpet installation done improperly will void the carpet
warranty and can easily cut the life-span of any carpet in half! How do
you select the right pad? How to you make sure your carpet is installed
properly? You need the answers to these questions and many more.
Let's not forget
about all the carpet scams. In my Complete Carpet Buying Guide ebook,
I reveal how you can avoid common carpet scams, choose the right pad, get
qualified installation and lots more. It will help you save a ton of money as
well as give you peace of mind knowing you have a carpet job well done!