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By Alan Fletcher - Flooring Expert and Consumer Advocate
Every year, right after Halloween and about three weeks before thanksgiving there is always a hot rush by homeowners to replace old worn out carpet and have fresh new installed before their friends and family arrive for the holidays.
Many homeowners wait too long and discover that they can’t get their new carpet or flooring installed in time. Here is how to avoid that problem!
Here are smart tips and tricks for savvy homeowners explained by a trusted industry expert to help you make sure choose your new flooring wisely, get a fair & square deal and make sure your new flooring is installed properly... long before your holiday guests arrive!
There are basically two ways to buy new carpet or flooring...
The fast way... or the slow way!
Each have their positive and negative benefits.
Here is what you need to know...
The Fast Way to Buy new Carpet or Flooring...
1.) Buying “In Stock” carpet or flooring from local flooring retailer or carpet warehouse. The style, color and options are limited to what they have available, but you can usually buy it today and have it installed within a week or two. Not all locally-owned flooring dealer carry a large selection of rolls of "In Stock" carpet.
Most retailers have a limited supply of carpet remnants, which may be purchased to do a small room or two. I suggest you call ahead and ask if the dealer in question has a decent supply of in-stock rolls of carpet for immediate purchase. Visit My Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory to learn more.
The Slow Way to Buy New Carpet or Flooring...
2.) Ordering from a "Manufacturer's Sample". This gives you more options as to style, color. texture and grade, but you never know exactly when the material you order will arrive. This option requires waiting for your new carpet or flooring to be manufactured and shipped to you on a truck from the mill, often located in Dalton Georgia. Your new flooring can take weeks or even months to arrive if there are any problems along the way.
Delays in delivery can be caused be due to manufacturing equipment failure, bad weather, road maintenance or highway accidents, just to name a few. Visit My Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory to learn more.
“In Stock” Carpet
If you want your new carpet installed fastest, you might want to consider buying carpet that is “in stock” There are always plenty of rolls of carpet readily available for immediate installation at a local carpet warehouse. The main benefit is that you can have it installed rather quickly and the prices can be quite reasonable.
downside is that the carpet selection is limited to stock on-hand; it can be
difficult to determine the grade or quality of the carpet in question; the
amount of carpet available may be limited; the carpet may be “second
grade” goods and there may not be any manufacturer’s warranty coverage.
New Carpet from the Mill
Every carpet retailer has carpet samples that you can take home and consider for a few days. The benefit of ordering new carpet from the mill is that you are guaranteed to get “first quality” carpet and you will always get the full manufacturer’s warranty. You also have the benefit of selecting the exact grade or quality you require and choose the color and style that you really want.
downside is that you will have to wait for the carpet to be shipped before you
can have it installed. It can take one to three weeks for your carpet to
arrive, perhaps longer if the weather is bad or unforeseen problems arise.
If you decide to order from a sample, then you need to make sure you have your home measured accurately and place your order as soon as possible. To help ensure you get your new carpet installed in time for the holidays:
with your local carpet or flooring dealer to make sure they are prepared to schedule your carpet
installation as soon as your new carpet arrives from the mill. Doing your carpet homework
and being well prepared in advance of installation day and
you stand the best chance of choosing wisely, saving money and having
your new carpet installed before your holiday guests arrive!
to Choose the Right Carpet for YOU!
order to save the absolute most money possible and get the whole job done
correctly from start to finish, you need to make wise & informed choices.
In order to be completely satisfied with your New Carpet purchase you need to
consider all the following and more:
shoppers can save hundreds by doing their Homework.
When buying new carpet, homeowners usually get a fair and square deal as long as they buy from a reputable carpet dealer and take the time to do their carpet homework before they buy.
the right carpet
The carpet samples you see at the carpet store will all look and feel great, but some carpets are so cheaply made they will mat down quickly and show signs of wear within a year or two. You can’t tell if a carpet is well-made just by its look or feel. You need to know how to interpret all the carpet construction specifications to determine if the carpet in question will be a suitable choice for you.
Homeowners need access to complete and accurate product information in order to make wise and informed carpet choices. This information is normally found on the manufacturers label affixed to the back of every carpet sample. If the label is missing or the specifications are not shown, you will need to ask the salesperson to get the information for you. If they are unable or unwilling to provide you with the carpet specifications, you should take your business elsewhere. What Grade of Carpet Should I Select?
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