Flooring And Carpet Buyer's Guide

Talk with a flooring representative.Choosing the perfect carpet can be the easiest thing in the world when you're working with sales representatives who really know their stuff. Which is just another reason why buying from Beckler's is so easy. Just about all of the sales representatives at Beckler's have lived in Dalton all their lives. Which means they've literally grown up around carpet. And, to top that off, most of the folks at Beckler's have been at Beckler's for a number of years. So not only do they know their carpet, they also know exactly what Beckler's has to offer you. To find out more about how it is to put Beckler's down-home values in your home, just follow the simple step-by-step guide. Or go ahead and call your Beckler's sales representative at 1-800-BECKLER (232-5537).

They will be glad to do whatever it takes to help you find the perfect carpet value for your home.

Articles In the Beckler's Carpet Carpet Buyer's Guide

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STEP 1 Establish a realistic budget.

The price of a single yard of carpet can range anywhere from $3.29 to $30.00, depending on the fiber, density and overall quality. Which means the cost of carpeting your entire home may seem a bit high. The thing to keep in mind, though, is that if you buy quality carpet suited to meet the demands that will be placed on it, it will last for many years to come. In fact, it can increase the value of your home. So, when establishing a budget, consider the cost per year of purchasing a carpet that will last 8-10 years versus the cost per year of purchasing a cheaper quality carpet now and purchasing another carpet 3-4 years from now.

Something else to keep in mind is that many carpet prices do not include the price of padding or installation. You'll need to include these costs when determining your budget.


STEP 2 Call Beckler's for free samples and price comparisons.

Just call Beckler's and let them know what you're looking for in the way of cost, color, style and performance. They'll put together a variety of samples that best meets your needs and ship them out to you quickly - free of charge. So, to make sure they send you samples that best match what you're 1ooking for, just follow the suggestions below. Or, if you've already made a selection, just call l-800-BECKLER (232-5537) and ask for a price on the carpet you've chosen.

Refer to Beckler's Style and Color Guides.

The colors shown in this complete 24-page guide make it easy to select the right color. Just compare the samples shown in it to your furniture, window coverings, wallpaper, or paint and decide which colors come closest to the carpet color you want. Then call us, and we'll send you actual carpet samples to make certain you're choosing exactly the right color.

Send in an example of color you're looking for.
Or just let your sales rep know what area of your home you're carpeting, ahd he or she will be able to make some good suggestions.

Tell your Beckler's sales representative the style and performance characteristics you're looking for.
And keep in mind that padding and installation should be added to the carpet price. Just ask your Beckler's sales rep for help in adding it all up.

Give your sales rep a price range.

Let your sales rep know about your carpet padding needs.
It's a good idea to replace your current padding when you purchase new carpeting, especially if you don't know its density. New padding of the proper density will help protect the investment you're making in your new carpet. In addition, many carpet warranties state that a specific padding density must be used for the warranty to be valid. (See Beckler's Style & Color Guide for warranty information.) Since Beckler's offers a wide variety of padding choices, they can send you the padding samples along with your carpet samples. That way, when you're ready to order, they can go ahead and take care of your padding needs to save you the trouble of having to call around town to find some on your own.


STEP 3 Find a good installer.

In order for your new carpet to look its absolute best, it must be installed properly. To make sure you find the best installer available in your town, ask friends and family for referrals, or check the yellow pages under "Carpet Layers". Call several people listed there and ask each one for references, then check out those references. Odds are, if an installer has done a good job for several other people, he'll do a good job for you. Something else you might want to check out is the number of years an installer has been in business. The more experience he has, the better: he's likely to be at his job. One final thing you might want to ask these installers is whether or not they "power stretch" carpet. Power stretching is the newest technique for making sure carpet is laid down as tightly and securely as possible. And this method of installation is more likely to hold your carpet in place better and keep it looking better longer.


STEP 4 Call 1-800-BECKLER to place your order.

Talk with a flooring representative.Once you've decided on the carpet you want to purchase, you're almost ready to order. The only thing left to do is to determine exactly how much carpet you'll need. And while you could probably measure the area to be carpeted yourself, it's best to have your installer do it for you. That's because he'll have a better idea of exactly where the seams will lie in each room and how much carpet will be required to create those seams so that they're virtually undetectable. Once you know exactly how much carpet you'll need, just call in your order by dialing 1-800-BECKLER (232-5537). Your Beckler's sales rep will total the amount for you, and you'll have the option of sending in a check for the amount, paying by Mastercard or Visa over the phone or sending the money by wire transfer. Your Beckler's sales rep will also give you an estimate for the delivery cost and let you know when you can expect to receive your carpet. Generally, you should allow two weeks for delivery from the time Beckler's receives your payment. But if you need your carpet immediately, and you can pay with a charge card or by wire transfer, Beckler's will do everything they can to speed up your order for you. They may even be able to get your order on its way to you in as little as 24 hours. Just let your sales rep know the situation, and he or she will let you know what Beckler's can do to help. Something else to keep in mind about delivery is your schedule. If you want your carpet delivered directly to your home, you will need to be there to receive it and pay for the delivery. If there's a good chance you won't be able to be there, just talk with your Beckler's sales rep about making other arrangements. And let your sales rep know if you'd like someone to call you 24 hours before delivery to confirm your address and the exact delivery time. There may be a small charge for this service, but it can be well worth the small fee to make sure your schedule is in line with the delivery schedule.


Other Helpful Tips

Do any remodeling before you have your carpet installed.
Since painting, wallpapering or any kind of interior reconstruction can create quite a mess, it's best to put your carpet down last.

Find out who will remove your old carpet.
Your carpet installer may do this for you. If he won't, though, ask him if he knows who will and make arrangements to have it taken away before he arrives to do his job. Or just check with the Salvation Army or a local church. Any of these places would probably gladly accept the donation and take your old carpet away at no charge.

Make sure your installer will move your furniture.
Most installers will do this, but it's always good to check and make sure. It's also good to find out if there's an additional charge for this service.

Inspect your carpet as soon as it's delivered.
Beckler's takes great pride in working with only the best carpet manufacturers and only the best delivery companies. But it's still always a good idea to give your carpet a thorough once-over when you receive it. If your order is too large to actually roll it out and look at it, just check the color upon delivery. Then make sure to have your installer check it out really well before he begins the installation process. If you or your installer find anything out of the ordinary, call Beckler's before beginning installation, and we'll take care of it immediately.


Other flooring options from Beckler's

In addition to the thousands of different carpets you can choose from at Beckler's, you can also select from a variety of name brand hardwood and vinyl floors, such as Armstrong, Mannington, Bruce and Anderson. If you're interested in finding out more, just ask your Beckler's sales representative to send you more information.