Like most other businesses, the carpet industry is extremely competitive and carpet salespersons are eager (desperate?) to get your business. This is why you need to take charge when you go out shopping for carpet. Just like with buying a car, the greatest power you have as a customer is the ability to walk away. It amazing how much of a better deal you’ll get when the carpet salesperson knows that. Your best approach for buying new carpet would be to visit at least five different retail showrooms. This will give you a strong sense of what is “out there.” Before going, you’ll want to measure the space you’ll be carpeting because that’s the first question you’ll be asked: “What’s the square footage of the room?” When you’ve narrowed down the two or three choices of carpet ask to take a small sample home and live with it for a day. If the carpet store won’t part with a sample they are not someone you should be doing business with.
After you’ve zeroed in on the sample you like, make sure to write down all the info that will be on the back of the sample. You want the exact color, style, manufacturer, density and price to match when you go back to the store. Be wary of trying to be sold something you don’t want. You’ll also want to hold onto that sample for delivery day. It should be a match to whatever arrives in the truck. Check it out before they take the roll off their truck. This is especially important when comparing density of your yarn. Don’t fall for the old switcheroo!
Sometimes a carpet salesperson will come out to your home with samples and to take measurements. It might be hard to get rid of them! That’s why it’s better to do your own measuring and go to the store. If you do have a salesperson come out, let them do the measuring but compare the numbers they come up with against your own. If that match you know you’re dealing with an honest company.
As with any type of major purchase you’ll want to get everything in writing on your order form. This would be all that information you took down from the back of the sample plus the padding and installation costs. One way you’ll save money is to have your old carpet removed in advance. It’s really not that difficult to pull up a carpet. To get rid of it all you need to do is call Junk King Charlotte. They’ll send over a crew of expert movers and truck big enough to hold all your old carpet. While they’re at it, that same Junk King crew can cart off any other bulky item you want to get rid of. The best approach for bringing in new carpet is to make sure you’ve got a clutter free home. Junk King Charlotte can get you there!