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Carpet and Flooring: Your Complete Guide



CARPET and FLOORING: Your Complete Guide
Everything you need to know about carpet, hardwood flooring and laminate flooring is right here in this comprehensive guide. Secrets from the founder of one the most popular stores in Los Angeles and avoid costly mistakes due to trial and error.
  1. Application/Use-General. How to choose the best carpet or flooring for the intended use 
  2. Styles. What are the most popular styles and colors and why.
  3. Deals. Which type of store is best for you to shop. Reviews of the most popular stores in the Los Angeles area.
  4. FAQ's. 
  5. How to decide if you should go to a shop at home, full service store or a Mom & Pop discount warehouse.
  6. Be prepared. How to prepare for your store visit.
  7. Should you hire a professional to measure or measure yourself
  8. How to decide if I should hire a contractor or DIY
  9. Installation Tips of the Pros
  10. How to choose a contractor
  11. Where to shop if you are in Los Angeles
  12. Much more

Consumer advocate, Alan Mendelson talks about some of the deals on carpet and flooring at Amigo's in North Hollywood.

 The Traditional Carpet Store
Traditional Carpet stores are known as "Sample Stores". These stores have 10,000 or more samples of carpet that you can look through. Some of these traditional stores will let you check out samples to take home. These are storefronts on major streets with glass windows on the front, lit signage and no warehouse or at least no visible warehouse with customer access. These stores are neat and tidy and often fancy.
Customers are greeted by a salesperson wearing a shirt and tie (often in a 3-piece suit). Some of these people act like they are doing you a favor by being there and can be snobby at times. Customers select a carpet from a tiny useless sample, the salesperson goes to your home and measures and gives you a price all inclusive of installation.
The price includes the wholesale cost of the carpet, padding and installation plus profit of around 40%. No matter what the advertisement says or your coupon says, you are paying RETAIL at these places.
Since the carpet is not in stock, the materials are special ordered. When the materials arrive (often weeks later), installation is scheduled.

How Long will my new Discount Carpet Look New?

  • In the U.S., Carpet is replaced on average every 7 years. Some places like California carpet replacement is much less. Here is a fact to consider. The cheapest crap carpet on the planet will be fully intact at the landfill 1000 years from now. This is not an exaggeration. Yet, that same carpet, (if installed in a high traffic area) will look terrible after only one month.
  • So, what matters most is not how long a carpet lasts but rather how long your carpet will look brand new.  Here, I share my experience with you so you can easily compare different carpet styles so you will know what you are looking at and you can compare.
  • This is important because two carpets can look identical but be totally different quality and price. Finding a great Carpet Warehouse is one of a few small and easy steps you'll take to get a great value... This is so easy and will only take a few minutes... Lets get started!


Be Educated BEFORE you Start to Shop for New Carpet.

  • This means knowing the right way to measure for carpet and bringing in the measurements to the Discount Carpet Warehouse you choose. You want to know those insider secrets I talked about before and how to select the right carpet and carpet padding. You want to know the truth about carpet warranties and then which carpet is right for you and your budget. The very first step in getting the best value from a Discount Carpet Warehouse is knowing how to buy carpet like the insiders do.


If you already know all about Carpet and are ready to go to a great discount carpet warehouse in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks area then I thank you for your time.


Your Trusted Carpet Advisor, 



One of the Best Places to Purchase Discount Carpet in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles:
The original AMIGO'S Carpet & Flooring Warehouse

100's of Discount Carpet Remnants, Rolls in stock, available for immediate installation and much more.
Amigo's Carpet
13406 Saticoy ST (Take Woodman to Saticoy St. Go East, 2 blocks on right.)
North Hollywood, Ca 91605
Mike 818-901-7411
Mon-Thurs 9am to 5pm
Fri-Sat 9am to 4pm
FIRST in QUALITY, PRICE and SERVICE. 70,000 satisfied customers and you will be one of them.





We take  enormous pride in creating our products, and hope that you'll find something in our website that is helpful. We also can create custom orders; call or email and let us know what you want.
We look forward to doing business with you.



WORTH the Drive! I have customers who drive hundreds of miles for my unbelievable, but true deals on carpet.




Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Bernardino County, Bakersfield, Canyon Country, Oxnard, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, Orange County, San Fernando Valley



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NEW CARPET-How to save big money.

3-Easy Steps to Save Big on New Carpet


1. Make rough sketch/floorplan of area to be covered. This serves 2 purposes. First, you can double check that all areas are included. Second, It is easier and more accurate to figure the layout and seam placement and therefore the proper roll size.

2. Measure widest point and longest point of each room. Write measurement on sketch/floorplan.

3. Visit your local discount carpet store. If you happen to live in the Los Angeles area, keep reading. I will share with youone of the best places to shop!

Discount Carpet Remnants, Laminate and Hardwood Flooring is the subject of this site... I share with you what a true Discount Carpet Remnant is and what it is not. But finding great quality Discount Carpet Remnants is not as easy as it sounds.  Of course I will share with you the best places in the Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley areas of southern California to get Discount Carpet and Carpet Remnants.  New Carpet can be one of the easiest, quickest and rewarding redecorating projects if you know the who, what, when, where, how and why's.
Unfortunately, there is much misinformation which can lead to confusion, frustration and that can be expensive. Here I share insider secrets so no matter where you live, you can make an intelligent decision for you, your family and one of the biggest investments in your life...your home.

Two words that set us apart from the others...

  • We care. Once you find a place to purchase Discount Carpet Remnants, if those people only care about the sale and not you, then you may not be getting a good value. I have been serving you, your friends and neighbors for 3 decades. My background is carpet and flooring installation. As a retired carpet installer, flooring contractor and professional inspector, owner of a carpet repair service and carpet cleaning business, I have seen first hand which type of carpet styles and colors work for a given room and which look like crap after a month.

  • I have become the Trusted Advisor for thousands of customers. My customers rely on me for honest and useful advice that will affect their carpet decision. Unlike other clowns in this industry, I never tell my customers what they want to hear just to get a sale. I built my reputation and business on satisfied customers, Not sales. 
  • Over the years, customers have come to me to share their stories of being taken by some scam or what not. Here I expose some of the common scams in this industry so you know how to spot one and how to avoid being taken. I will not mention any names of companies involved but I assure you, you would be surprised.