Good to Know
Some information you should
arm yourself with before buying.
Installation Don't skimp here!
Don't penny-pinch here! Choose a qualified carpet installer. Look for
a certification from a national organization. Bad installation can make the best
grade carpet and highest quality pad mean nothing.
Static Charges Don't
Nearly every carpet on the market today has static resistance.
If you are walking around shocking everyone and everything in sight, you have
a poor quality carpet. There is no reason for your carpet to make your hair stand
Measuring Your Carpet Need Simple calculations.
is sold by the square foot. To determine the square footage of a room, multiply
the length of the room by the width of the room. This will give you the square
footage. To get square yardage, divide by 9. Add 10% to your calculation for oddities
in your floor plan. Of course, the best way to get the right amount of carpet
is to let the installers measure personally. They are trained to calculate the
proper amount. Let them decide how much to haul into your home.
...when looking to buy carpet...
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