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Is your flooring worn?

Are you ready for an update?

At a loss as to the best type of flooring for you?

Flooring Experience

 

Perhaps you have started to look for new flooring. You are amazed at all the choices that are available. It may be difficult to figure out which type of flooring is the best for you.

Your home is important to you, it’s one of the places where you can relax and enjoy life. Flooring has an important role in creating that pleasing environment, and gives you the opportunity to reflect your style!

There are many factors to consider when looking at each type of flooring, so it is easy to become overwhelmed. However, choosing the right flooring company from the start to assist you is the best plan!

At Carpet Concepts, our team believes in education. We offer a free eBook for you to download from our online library that shares nine things to be aware of when purchasing your new flooring.

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When you walk into a flooring store and head for the hardwood section, the first thing you will notice is the wide variety in colors!

hardwood flooring color

This is the third installment of 7 Tips on How to Select Hardwood Flooring which can also be downloaded as a free eBook at www.carpetconceptsfl.com.

Some customers get so excited about a particular color, they will forget all of the other considerations in choosing a floor!

Your Hardwood Flooring Color is Important

Yes, the color is important. It’s probably the most…
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12 Tips on How to Buy Carpet!

Posted by Jay On March 20th

Have you completed your homework? Do you know each of the 12 tips on how to buy carpet? Is it time for one last review before you make your carpet purchase?

12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet

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There is nothing worse than feeling uninformed when you’re ready to make an important decision like purchasing new carpet. The price, quality, padding, warranty, and installation – so many decisions. Don’t get discouraged!

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You’ve finally made it! In with the new carpet and out with the old carpet!
Old Carpet

This is the twelfth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

You’ve successfully researched and comparison shopped multiple types of carpet. You’ve figured out what color, material and padding best fit your needs. You’re ready with a stain-resistant brand and are excited to have it professionally installed in your home.

Now – what happens to your old carpet?

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Carpet Sales

This is the eleventh installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

You’ve probably seen or heard advertisements that sound too good to be true. Carpet sales that are “extreme” – such as 80% off, or similar, are smoke and mirror tricks designed to confuse customers and drum up business in an unethical way.

There are some legitimate reasons for carpets to sell at a discount. The flooring retailer may have been able to get a bulk deal on a certain brand and make of carpet, and they can pass some of those savings on to the consumer. There might be excess inventory or a customer who reneged on a deal. Likewise, there can be discontinued types or brands of carpet that will sell for less than their original price.

How do you know if a deal is too good to be true?

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Shopping for Carpet

This is the tenth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

If you’ve been shopping for carpet for awhile, you might have already noticed that it is often difficult to compare apples to apples. There are so many different brands, that customers who want to shop products for the lowest price have a hard time figuring out the real deal.

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Carpet Stains  (Photo courtesy of Flickr user justj0000lie)

                    Dog shaped urine stain (Photo courtesy of Flickr user justj0000lie)

This is the ninth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

There are so many advantages of carpet over other types of flooring, but one problem area that families focus on is carpet stains. If you’re living a normal life, some stains are all but inevitable. No one is perfect! Some stains are easier to remove than others, but it’s also important to know what kind of stain protection you’ll be getting when you purchase a new carpet.

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8: Nylon Carpet vs Polyester Carpet

Posted by Jay On January 10th

Nylon Carpet vs Polyester Carpet

This is the eighth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Nylon and polyester are both types of materials that comprise the individual yarns in a piece of carpet. Don’t spend too long worrying about the differences between these two types of carpets. Both can be good carpet options.

Many times, nylon is more readily available because it’s such an easy fabric to work with. However, polyester has undergone lots of improvements in the last several years, so you might be surprised that the quality is better than you remember since you last purchased a carpet. Read the rest of this entry »

Carpet Installation

This is the seventh installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

What are some of the most memorable days in your life? The day you got married? The day your first child was born? The day your new carpet was installed?

Okay, getting your new carpet installed might not be one of the biggest days in your life, but it is a very important part of your carpet purchase.

Regardless of the type and quality of the carpet you’ve chosen, a good carpet installation job is critical. By using a reputable flooring provider, you can avoid some of the headaches associated with poor installations. Yes, it can be slightly more expensive than hiring your own installer, but it doesn’t leave you vulnerable. When your retailer guarantees the installation, you have an instant resource to tap if there are problems.

What kinds of problems might be expected when using an inexperienced installer?

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6: Carpet Warranty – What’s the Deal?

Posted by Jay On December 12th

Carpet Warranty

This is the sixth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Buying a new carpet, whether in one room or for your whole house, can be a significant investment. Many carpet buyers want to skip the necessary homework and think that buying a carpet with a great-sounding carpet warranty will protect them.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. You will be making a mistake if you base your decision to purchase a carpet on the warranty being offered. It sounds impressive, but a 25 year warranty really doesn’t mean that you’re getting a great piece of carpet.

Why not?

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