What is a discount carpet? A discount carpet is a carpet you would find at a discount carpet warehouse except the price is
lower than a traditional carpet store. Shopping for new carpet can seem like a difficult task and with all the available stores,
warehouses and selection, it might be a little confusing. I am in real estate and I always need to refurbish a house, condo,
apartment or commercial property and I have checked out most of the big names and was mostly disappointed with either the
service, follow up, selection or price.
In 2002 I was watching KCAL Channel 9 News and a segment called "Your Money" by
Alan Mandelson and on that segment was about getting a discount carpet in the San Fernando Valley and featured a store/warehouse
called Amigo's Carpet & Flooring Warehouse in North Hollywood. I checked it out and called the store and the salesperson
was polite and helpful and suggested that I measure myself so I made a rough sketch of the area and measured the rooms and
took it with me one Saturday morning.
I was greeted by a friendly salesperson name Mike and he turned out to be such a pleasure
to work with and he said he was an retired carpet installer and gave us honest and useful information and advice. He asked
us a lot of great questions which showed us sincere interest in our home and project and based on the answers we gave him,
Mike showed us around and showed us what not to purchase and why and made a few suggestions and explained why. They had more
higher quality carpet in stock than I ever imagined compared to other carpet stores including designer carpet, patterned carpet,
berber carpet and shag carpet all at discount prices but also have carpet that would be great for one of my rental properties.
narrowing it down to a carpet we really liked we decided to talk price. We both knew the carpet we were interested in was
expensive because we had seen a similar quality at another store and it $38 a square yard there. Mike explained that
it was a higher end carpet and we could have it for $21.85 a square yard. He also explained that he could refer an excellent
carpet installer name Robert and that he would charge $3.50 per square yard, plus $85 flat fee for hauling away the old carpet,
plus $35 trip charge since we lived in Thousand Oaks.
We schedules the installation and Robert showed up on time with a man name Will and they did
a great job even though it took longer than they thought to complete but they swept the driveway where they worked and they
vacuumed the carpet after installation and left the job-site clean and we felt they charged a reasonable price for the quality
of workmanship they provided compared to many other stores we used before. It was worth the drive and I would recommend Amigo's