carpetsale

When the salesman has you run your hand over the sample to feel how “soft” the carpet is, you are being misled. That is not the softness of the carpet. You walk on carpet, sit on carpet, sometimes even LAY on carpet … THE SOFTNESS IS IN THE CUSH!!! Take that sample and squeeze it between your thumb and fore-finger. Does it flatten down to almost nothing? Are you going to HAVE TO buy an upgraded pad just to reach TOLERABLE COMFORT ??? Then you’re looking at a cheap carpet designed to maximize store profits, and give you less of what you’re paying for. Shag is probably the best example of where they use this gimmick. It may have a romantic, french name; but it’s still shag!

10year

THE 10 YEAR WARRANTYEver READ that warranty? Not just the two-sentence sales pitch on the back of the sample, but the actual warranty brochure with all the fine print that will dis-qualify you when you attempt to submit a claim. The bottom line? What you feel is what you get !!! 1. Ten year manufacturing defect? -if the installer doesn’t work for the store, then he’ll notice a defect in ten minutes, but he’s not allowed to tell you if it will lose the store profits by re-ordering.This warranty has absolutely nothing to do with “wear and tear”, or APPEARANCE RETENTION. 2.Ten year WEAR warranty?- 10% wear in ten years? When it wears out in four years, the mill representative (who is paid to keep your money, not give it back) says “This is 6% wear and it’s only been four years, so here is a pro-rated check for $40.00”— Who is the EXPERT after all? And the next sentence states “This warranty applies to NORMAL residential usage.” Excuse me, but do you have teenagers, pets, or toddlers ?—He’ll take back the $40.00 check, and tell you you’re wasting his time !!!

denisity

IS DENSITY A GOOD INDICATOR OF CARPET QUALITY?YES, absolutely. In fact I can confidently say that density is about 98% of what makes carpet last a long time.This is the factor that contributes to you getting a high quality carpet that will last long time, is resistant to wear and tear, will not mat down easily, etc.What is Density? It is not the thickness of the carpet, that is to say how tall it is, but rather it is the tightness of the carpet. Another way of looking at is weight of carpet fibers per square inch of carpet.

What is Density? It is not the thickness of the carpet, that is to say how tall it is, but rather it is the tightness of the carpet. Another way of looking at is weight of carpet fibers per square inch of carpet.

carpetstain

DOES STAIN RESISTOR REALLY WORK?

If the carpet is a dirt collector, the stain-resistor CANNOT do it’s job. Once the carpet fills with dirt, spill red Kool-Aid on it, and the dirt stains red. You say “But I paid a lot of money for that expensive stain-resistor !!!” No-one ever stain-resisted the dirt that is now a very big part of your carpet.

faceweight

I HEARD THAT FACE WEIGHT IS A KEY FACTOR

70 ounce low-density carpet is not as durable as a 55 ounce HIGH-DENSITY carpet !!! Now THAT will blow a sales-pitch out of the water !!! Think of thin, close weave, high density commercial carpet. No comfort, but boy, does it wear! Now take the same high density, and multiply the thickness times 5. Now THAT”S what I’m talkin’ about !!!

nylon

IS NYLON BETTER THAN POLYESTER?

Miss the density, and the material becomes secondary. The cheap, builder-grade carpet in new homes, that wears out in 3-4 years under a family … most often nylon! The truth of the matter is NYLON is inherently more CRUSH-resistant, while POLYESTER is inherently more STAIN-resistant. Nylon is always more expensive than polyester, that’s why they push it so hard. The truth of the matter is, when you have the DENSITY, you automatically HAVE more crush-resistance than the typical builder-grade carpet or the loose, anemic shag carpet that is sold at retail level.

steam

IS STEAM CLEANING GOOD FOR YOUR CARPET?

Carpet backing is held together with glue- pass that over a steaming tea kettle a few times and watch what happens ! Ever hear the steam-cleaner say “Want us to STAIN-RESIST that for you, ma’am?” That’s because they KNOW steam washes out the stain-resistor, and causes the backing to loosen prematurely, making your carpet wrinkle sooner. When there’s no DENSITY, you’ll be steam-cleaning SOONER, and HELPING to wear out your own investment!

thickness

HOW THICK SHOULD CARPET BE?

Thickness does not necessarily indicate density OR quality. Too thick is not good- when staples can’t get through the carpet on your stairs, they come loose and cause a tripping hazard that is very dangerous to your family. This can happen due to over-kill on thickness, or poor quality installation in general.

carpetsale

THE SOFT CARPET MISDIRECT

When the salesman has you run your hand over the sample to feel how “soft” the carpet is, you are being misled. That is not the softness of the carpet. You walk on carpet, sit on carpet, sometimes even LAY on carpet … THE SOFTNESS IS IN THE CUSH!!! Take that sample and squeeze it between your thumb and fore-finger. Does it flatten down to almost nothing? Are you going to HAVE TO buy an upgraded pad just to reach TOLERABLE COMFORT ??? Then you’re looking at a cheap carpet designed to maximize store profits, and give you less of what you’re paying for. Shag is probably the best example of where they use this gimmick. It may have a romantic, french name; but it’s still shag!