The Carpet and Flooring Dealers listed in my directory are all locally owned and hand-picked by me personally. They must pass my own special set of strict requirements to be listed. Inclusion is by invitation only and no dealer can "buy" their way onto my Preferred List.
What Makes Your Preferred Carpet Dealers Special?
It takes ALL my 30+ years of Carpet and Flooring knowledge and experience to locate, research and verify the Carpet dealers I recommend to my readers. Over the years I have mastered the skill of knowing how to recognize a bad carpet dealer, but I also know how to recognize and verify an honest and reputable carpet dealer when I find one. I think it's about a 12:1 ratio of "bad carpet dealers" verses "good carpet and flooring dealers".
When I am searching for a reputable dealer in a medium sized town or city, I consistently find that there are about 10 to 15 carpet dealers that fail to pass all my requirements to every 1 carpet dealer that successfully passes all my strict rules and requirements for inclusion. Sometimes I can't even find one carpet dealer who is able to pass all my rules, requirements and expectations. I keep looking...
Don't just take my word for it!
I suggest you visit several flooring dealers in your area and make up your own mind for yourself. I am confident that you will discover that the Carpet Dealers I recommend are honest and reputable and will go the extra mile to earn your business and treat you right! Don't automatically go with the dealer who has the lowest price... The carpet or flooring you select must be able to withstand your level of foot-traffic!
Take my free Carpet Foot Traffic Test to determine what grade-of-carpet you need to buy!
You Do the Math!
How much time and effort do you have...
To devote to searching for an honest and reputable carpet dealer near you... Then find the right carpet, the correct padding and qualified Installation? What about accurate measuring? Will you get a fair and reasonable price??
I've already done most of the legwork for you! Every carpet and flooring dealer I recommend is carefully hand-picked by me, one at a time, and they all must pass all my rules and requirements to be included in my directory! This saves you so much time and trouble from having to search the internet to locate possible carpet dealers, then drive all over town to visit them and spending countless hours looking, researching and listening to the conflicting advice from several carpet salespeople... Some with good advice or some with bad advice, some who may only care about making the most profit possible from the sale of their low-quality goods and poor-quality installations they provide.
Never Trust Online Reviews of Local Businesses
Many shady business owners often ask their friends, co-workers and relatives to write up and submit fake, phony or bogus online reviews to make their businesses appear more reputable than they actually are. Many businesses post negative reviews about their competitors that are not true.
Some flooring business owners are so ruthless that they will even post or submit fake and phony "negative reviews" against their nearby competitors! For these reasons and many, many more, you should realize that you really can't trust ANY online or subscription-based online consumer reviews to help you make wise and informed decisions. The fact is: You really have no way of knowing if the reviewer is competent, coerced, honest, educated, or experienced.
My advice? Don't waste your money on monthly subscriptions or membership fees from websites offering online reviews! I suggest that you never pay a monthly subscription fee just to read a list of online homeowner reviews about carpet and flooring contractors and locally owned Carpet Retailers. Why pay a monthly subscription fee for a list of bogus online reviews that may not be honest, accurate or real. You deserve better than that!
I check out each and every carpet dealer I recommend personally, and after 30+ years in the business I know that I am uniquely qualified to review and recommend all the carpet dealers that I find to be honest and reliable. The carpet buying information on my website is free, and it doesn't cost you or anyone anything to access my Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory.
If you plan to buy New Carpet anytime soon...
Buying new carpet is a major expense for most homeowners. Selecting the right carpet grade or quality is the MOST CRITICAL FACTOR!!! You also need to select the correct padding, and get qualified carpet installation. Most homeowners think they can make all the right choices but let me caution you. I offer my professional advice and information totally free of charge. All you have to do is read through my website and email me if you have any special carpet buying questions.
Where you buy new Carpet is most important.
The fact is, you really need to buy from a Reputable Carpet or Flooring Dealer who will treat you right, provide accurate measuring, make sure you select PROPER materials to meet you needs and goals, have REASONABLE prices and provide TOP quality installation services.
As a Consumer Advocate since 1998 and a 30+ year veteran of the carpet business, I know how hard it is to get a fair & square deal on new carpet. That's why I personally hand-pick each and every carpet dealer listed in my Preferred Carpet and Flooring Dealer Directory. I choose my preferred carpet dealers very carefully using my own special set of rigid requirements. It takes hours of research for me to locate and identify a reputable dealer and then once I do, I put them to the test.
You may have to drive a little farther to visit one of my preferred carpet dealers but I'm sure it will be well worth the trip! Be sure to print out and present my free coupon and I suggest you call ahead to set up a convenient time to visit their store. Not all dealers I recommend will honor my coupon. See who I recommend near you!
The Lowest Price is not always the BEST price!
If you shop around and get several bids from various carpet retailers, don't automatically buy from the dealer with the lowest bid. While getting the absolute lowest price is important, the lowest price isn't always the best deal if you get low-quality materials or sub-par installation.
Too good to be true?
Many unsuspecting homeowners are lured by television commercials claiming huge discounts on carpet installation or getting two rooms of carpet for the price of one. Folks, in today's carpet business you always get what you pay for! There is always a catch to these fantastic offers, usually they sell inferior products and/or they overcharge you on some items to make up for the huge discount on other items. If the offer sounds too good to be true then it likely is.
I firmly believe that first-class customer service and qualified installation are just as valuable and important as the carpet and padding you select. It doesn't matter if you get the lowest price on materials if the installation is done poorly. It also doesn't matter if you get the lowest carpet price if the materials are poorly made and can't last as long as you anticipate. Buying new carpet can be confusing, complicated and frustrating. That's why I created this website, to help homeowners avoid common carpet buying mistakes and learn how to make wise and informed carpet choices.
Q. Why Do You Only Recommend Locally-Owned Carpet Dealers?
I answer thousands of emails every year and hear plenty of horror stories from unsuspecting homeowners who have bought carpet or Flooring from the big box stores or those heavily advertised shop-at-home services. The list of consumer complaints is too long to list here. You can search the internet yourself and find plenty of complaints to read if you like. Buying Carpet and Flooring is a major expense and you deserve to get treated fairly!
That's why I only support and recommend only a select few honest and reputable, locally-owned carpet and Flooring dealers. These are your neighbors who have been in business for a number of years, have a good reputation, provide first class service have a vested interest in your community. They pay state and local taxes that help support your local schools, maintain your roads and so much more. They stand behind their products and workmanship and will be there for you, from start to finish, to make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase!
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