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The Do's and Don'ts of Carpet Shopping

There is a right way and a wrong way to do just about everything, and shopping for carpet is no exception. If you just blindly strike out searching the various Phoenix carpet dealers without a plan, you're probably going to lose some money, and work harder than you have to find what you need.

Here at Arrowhead Carpet & Tile, we know that time is money, and that every penny counts. So, we threw together this handy guide to a few important do's and don'ts of shopping for carpeting. If you're getting ready to start searching Phoenix carpet dealers for the best deals and products, you won't want to miss out on these handy tips!

Do Make a Diagram of Rooms to be Carpeted

The most important aspect of calculating the cost of a carpeting project is knowing the layout, and size of the room or rooms to be carpeted. You can save yourself a lot of time while narrowing down your choice of carpet installers, if you come armed with as much info as possible to help calculate the cost of the job. That's where a thorough diagram will be your best friend.

Carefully prepare a detailed diagram of the room or rooms you plan to have carpeted. Make sure this diagram includes info about the square footage, locations of doors and closets, locations and dimensions of stairs, and any protrusions. This diagram will help you narrow down which Phoenix carpet dealers are within your price range, without having to have each one visit your home to measure before estimating. Obviously, you will want the short-listers to actually visit the site, and do their own more precise calculations later.

Don't Trust Offers "By Room"

As indicated in the previous tip, precise calculations are the only way to accurately estimate the cost of a carpeting job. Be wary of Phoenix carpet dealers that try to lure you in with attractive prices on a "by room" basis.  Chances are, the dimensions of the rooms they have in mind, will not jive up with the rooms you require to be worked, and you will find the price is radically different than advertised once all of the facts are in. In effect, these offers end up being low-key bait-and-switch tactics.

Do Make Sure the Contract Includes the Basics

Make sure that you get what you are paying for by verifying that the contract includes all of the basic things you should expect, from a carpet installation service. The basic things you should look out for are:

•The total price of all services provided.

•A full description of the services and products to be provided. This includes the style number, manufacturer name, color, and fiber content of the carpet to be installed.

•Complete info on the padding to be used, including weight, type, and thickness.

•Dates of delivery and installation.

•Warranty info.

The more info that is covered in the contract, the less likely you are to have trouble down the line.

Don't Forget to Visit Us!

Arrowhead Carpet & Tile is the area's leading purveyor of flooring materials and services. It would be a shame if you forget to call, email, or stop by our showroom in Glendale, AZ, to arrange for your free consultation and estimate! Contact us today to find out how we've earned our reputation as the most trusted Phoenix carpet dealer, bar none!