In-Home Carpet Measuring Scams
Fletcher - Carpet Expert & Consumer Advocate
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.
two-bedroom homes require about 100 yards of carpet. If you were to choose
carpet, pad and installation that added up to $30 per yard ($3.33 per foot),
for 100 yards, your total price would be $3000.00.
the carpet salesperson measures your home incorrectly (or deliberately
over-measures) and tells you that you need 120 yards of carpet, your total
price would be $3600.00, a difference of $600!
it is a deliberate over-measure, they may just pocket the extra $600 and
only order the amount of carpet that you actually need!)
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.
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.
is power. Knowledge is how you protect yourself from buying the wrong
materials and paying too much.
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.
allow any carpet salesperson to make carpet
choices for you.
samples home and take your time choosing the Best
Carpet Style for you.
about Carpet Specifications;
Carpet Fibers, Tuft Twist, Pile Density, Pile Height and Face-Weight.
what Grade of Carpet
is capable of meeting your needs, goals and your lifestyle.
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