Carpet Measuring Scams Can
Cost You Hundreds!
stand to lose hundreds if your home is improperly measured. Most carpet
salespeople are not very good at measuring. It takes years to learn to
measure like a pro.
salesperson coming over to measure your home tonight to measure how much
carpet you need? Great! Whatever you do, don't sign on the dotted line until
you verify their measurements!
don't verify the measurements, you may be the next victim of the
"mis-measuring" or over-measuring carpet scam!
should you trust to measure your home? How do you determine how much
carpet and pad you need? If you trust the carpet salesperson to
determine your measurements you could easily over-pay. In fact, it is very
common for consumers to be charged hundreds extra for the job.
two-bedroom homes require about 100 yards of carpet. If you were to choose
carpet, pad and installation that added up to $30 per yard ($3.33 per foot),
for 100 yards, your total price would be $3000.00.
the carpet salesperson measures your home incorrectly (or deliberately
over-measures) and tells you that you need 120 yards of carpet, your total
price would be $3600.00, a difference of $600!
it is a deliberate over-measure, they may just pocket the extra $600 and
only order the amount of carpet that you actually need!)
could be over-measured by 20 yards of carpet or more and probably never be
aware of it. This is a serious problem in the industry and you'll want
to learn the smart ways to get accurate measuring for your home before
you select the carpet you want.
be fooled into thinking that measuring carpet yourself is the only smart way
to save money on your carpet purchase. Measuring carpet can be very
difficult and is easy to do incorrectly.
way to verify measurements is to get at least three bids or estimates from
local flooring dealers and then compare their measurements side by side. In
most cases there will be different measurements from all three estimates you
get. You don't want to automatically assume that the lowest estimate is the
right one. You need to ask each salesperson questions about seam placements
and exactly how much material waste there will be.
you are buying a carpet that has a "pattern match" you must
order enough extra material to be able to line up the repeat. This can be
great way to help determine if their measurements are accurate is to measure
your rooms for carpet yourself! It takes some effort to learn how to do a
rough estimate, but can be very worthwhile in potential savings.
How to Measure for Carpet in 4 Simple Steps
How To Measure For Carpet
Seams | Carpet Seaming Diagrams
Preferred Carpet Dealers
hard to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer! That's why I have
created a special list of hand-picked carpet retailers who I believe are
reputable, locally owned, give free estimates, offer fair prices, have
knowledgeable staff, provide honest measuring and hire qualified installers. Don't
who I recommend near you!