Fletcher - Carpet Expert & Consumer Advocate
frequently misinformed, given bad advice, over-charged or sold the wrong materials for their needs, goals or application.
There are too many Carpet and floorcovering salespeople that will do or say just about anything
to convince you to buy from them. Most are commissioned salespeople, and for them, no sale means no pay, and
hunger can easily cause some salespeople to sacrifice integrity.
This is why you
should never buy carpet based solely on the advice of a carpet salesperson.
You need the advice of someone who has your best interests in mind and who
doesn't sell carpet for a living. Someone like me.
Buying carpet is
complicated and you need to know exactly what you are doing if you want to get
the best deal and have it last as long as possible. You need to know
why one carpet will last for twenty years yet another carpet that looks
exactly the same will
wear out in five. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is how you protect yourself from
buying the wrong materials and paying too much.
Too many people have
limited knowledge about
the carpet they've purchased. They know how much
they spent on it and the name of the color, but they donít have a clue what
fiber the carpet is made of. Why? They have trusted the salesperson to make all
the decisions for them. Sometimes that works and everything turns out all
right, but more often it is a very costly mistake.
the salesperson asks you a lot of questions about your flooring needs in an
honest attempt to help you select the right product to best serve your needs, you
can assume that they are interested in nothing more than their next paycheck.
In that case they will likely applaud any selection you might make regardless
of it being a wise selection for you or not." - Alan Fletcher
In-Home Measuring Scams
stand to lose hundreds if your home is improperly measured. Most carpet
salespeople are not very good at measuring. It takes years to learn to
measure like a pro. I know, because I installed carpet for over 30 years. Learn
more about How
salesperson coming over to measure your home tonight to measure how much
carpet you need? Great! Whatever you do, don't sign on the dotted line until
you verify the measurements! If you don't, you may be the next victim of the
should you trust to measure your home? How do you determine how much
carpet and pad you need? If you trust the carpet salesperson to
determine your measurements you could easily over-pay. In fact, it is very
common for consumers to be charged hundreds extra for the job.
could be over-measured by 20 yards of carpet or more and probably never be
aware of it. This is a serious problem in the industry, learn the smart ways to get accurate measuring for your home before
you select the carpet you want. You
stand to lose hundreds if your home is improperly measured.
be fooled into thinking that measuring carpet yourself is the only smart way
to save money on your carpet purchase. Measuring carpet can be very
difficult and is easy to do incorrectly.
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