Carpet & Flooring: Your Complete Guide!

CARPET INSTALLATION

TIPS FROM A RETIRED CARPET INSTALLER.
 
 
The Carpet Installation is the final step in the process of getting a new discount carpet and you will get the most enjoyment if your carpet is installed properly. 
 
 
"Should I consider using a independent carpet installer or should I just go to a traditional Full Service Carpet store who provides carpet installation all included in the price?"
 
 
FIRST, TAKE A LOOK AT THE FACTS.
 
 
Traditional carpet stores are RETAIL. Retail stores make a huge profit on the carpet installation. The only real benefit is to have someone who has a business store front who is responsible if something goes wrong. While that is true, it will not help the number one complaint.
 
 
The NUMBER 1 carpet installation complaint is that the seams are noticeable. Although carpet seams are usually not noticeable, no one (including Manufacturers, carpet stores and  carpet installers) guarantees that the carpet seams will be invisible.
 
 
BUT, lets take a look at what else can go wrong and decide if maybe using an independent installer is better for me.

COMMON CARPET INSTALLATION PROBLEMS.
 
Most mistakes made during carpet installation can easily be prevented or repaired after the fact. Here are some examples...

  •  Problem: Seams are noticeable. Solution: Take your hand and fluff up the yarns and Check to see if and yarns or threads near the seam needs trimming. Take carpet sheers or standard scissors and trim to the average height of the surrounding carpet. DO NOT VACUUM carpet areas that have carpet yarns or threads sticking up.
 
  • Problem: Carpet installer cuts carpet too short off the roll before installation. Solution: Maybe that piece can be used somewhere else and the installer can simply cut another piece for that room or Installer seams a extra piece together.
 
  • Problem: Installer gets the carpet dirty during installation. Solution: Most carpet installers have clean rags and spot remover on their truck.
 
  • Problem: Installer trims the carpet too short so there is a noticeable gap between the carpet and the wall base. Solution: Installer stretches carpet to cover gap.
 

SUMMARY
 
Most carpet installers are independent. In other words, although they may work as an employee for a carpet store, they may also do side-jobs for their customers, friends, neighbors and referrals. Many carpet installers work part-time for many traditional carpet stores as well as having a side business.
 
 
So in essence, when deciding which is better, an independent installer or to go with a traditional store, it is possible you could end up with the same installer. The difference is if you go with an independent carpet installer, you pay less money.
 
 
Independent installers usually make more money doing independent work than when working for a store so they tend to be happier and may pay a little more attention to detail which can ultimately lead to happier customers, referrals and more business.



If you want you may go back to the Home Page.
 
WHERE TO SHOP
 
One of the Best Places to Purchase Carpet and Flooring in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles:
 
 
WHO 
The original AMIGO'S Carpet & Flooring Warehouse

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

To continue the carpet course, the next step is to go from the page on carpet installation to the page on Shopping for Carpet.
 
If you live in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks, Burbank area, you are now ready to go and find a great discount carpet.
 
You may wish to go from the carpet installation page to the Home Page.
 

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