You’ve finally made it! In with the new carpet and out with the 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?
Some people think that they’ll be able to reuse or sell their old carpet. Unfortunately, this is true only in very rare cases. If your carpet is old or worn, it’s time to say goodbye. Most people shopping for a carpet aren’t looking for a secondhand rug with stains or worn patches.
If you have a “Like New” rug that’s only recently been installed, it might be worth a try. For instance, someone moving into a new home that doesn’t like the color of the carpet may be able to sell it on to someone else. Of course, the other consideration is that the pieces and fragments probably won’t be large enough for another space.
The most likely outcome will be to dispose of your old carpet in the trash or by recycling it. At Carpet Concepts, we’re pleased to share that we recycle old carpets instead of throwing them away or leaving them out on the curb for trash pick-up. This recycling is included as part of the ripping out and disposal process. So, it not only helps you, but also
helps to conserve valuable resources and protect our environment for generations to come.
The next time you’re in the market for new carpeting make sure you’ve done your homework. Take the opportunity to learn the twelve things you need to know about buying carpeting by downloading our free eBook (right).
Whenever you need assistance with carpeting, stop in and see us at our Cape Coral location, or call us at (239) 574-5099! We look forward to working with you and answering all your questions.