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How to Buy Appliances

How to Save on Energy Bills

Remodeling Value

Woods and Islands in the Kitchen

All About Feng Shui

Ceiling Fan Facts and Fallacies

How to Select Carpet

Buy the Fireplace of the Future

How to Hire a Contractor

Get Wired with Smart Technology

Divide and Conquer

Secret Storage Spots

Redecorate Your Home on the Computer

You Can Decorate with the Stars

Are Your Cleaning Products Making Your Family Ill?


Installation, Measurement and More

Good to Know

Some information you should arm yourself with before buying.

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 get shocked!

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 on end.

Measuring Your Carpet Need
Simple calculations.

Carpet 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.

Pitfalls to Avoid...

...when looking to buy carpet...

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