Common Carpet Scams -
How To Avoid Carpet Scams
Fletcher - Carpet Expert & Consumer Advocate
There are dozens
of ways that carpet retailers can take advantage of you. One common Carpet
Scam is to OVER-MEASURE or to charge you for more MATERIAL than you actually
This scam allows retailers to overcharge you by hundreds of dollars
and is very easy for them to get away with it.
How would you know if you are
being over-measured? Learn more about Carpet Measuring
Carpet - (Rolls of
Carpet displayed on the showroom floor)
off the showroom floor can be a costly mistake. When you see rolls and rolls
of carpet displayed in a warehouse type of carpet retailer, those rolls of
carpet may be defective or deemed "SECOND-GRADE MATERIALS". What grade of carpet should I buy?
this case, you may be buying a carpet that has visible or invisible flaws or
defects. Once installed in your home, those flaws or defects may become
noticeable weeks or even months later. You may not have any recourse if this
happens and you may end up with a carpet that does not last as long as you
There is no
manufacturer's warranty on "second-grade carpet".
You only get a
manufacturer's warranty when you buy "FIRST-GRADE" materials and
order your carpet from an authorized dealer. You can save money buying
second-grade carpet if you know what to look out for.
How to Buy
New Carpet at Wholesale Prices
Carpet To Meet Your Needs, Goals and Lifestyle
It's not easy to
select the right carpet that will MEET YOUR NEEDS, GOALS AND LIFESTYLE. If
you rely solely on the advice of a carpet salesperson to make that choice, you may
be making a huge financial mistake.
There are many factors that determine
what carpet will work best for you. Read more on my website and I will provide you with the knowledge you
need to make wise and informed choices.
Carpet Specifications - Fiber
Type, Face Weight, Pile Density, Tuft Twist
getting harder to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer these days! That's why I have created
my own special list of hand-picked carpet retailers who I believe are reputable,
owned, give free estimates, offer fair prices, have knowledgeable
staff, provide honest measuring and hire qualified installers.
who I recommend near you