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How do I Choose the Best Carpet Manufacturers?

By Harriette Halepis
Updated May 16, 2024
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Thousands of carpet manufacturers exist, but there's only one way to find the right manufacturer for your space. In order to buy a quality carpet, carpet samples must be obtained. This is the only way that you will be able to feel, view, and inspect a carpet thoroughly. Once you compare different samples, you will instantly be able to tell a good carpet from a bad one.

Carpet, in any form, is an investment. Therefore, this type of purchase should be treated as any other type of investment. By researching all of your available options, you will find the best carpet manufacturers for your budget. Samples may vary in size and color, but the construction of a sample should be exactly the same as a carpet construction. Take note of the sample depth, the material, and the type of backing that a carpet comes with. If you find a sample that you like, but you don't like the color options, ask about custom carpeting.

Many carpet manufacturers will be more than happy to create a custom carpet for you. While these carpets may be more expensive than standard carpets, they will also provide you with the look and quality that you desire. If a custom carpet is not in your budget, you still have a few carpeting options to select from.

While your local home improvement store may have a large carpet selection, it's important to shop around. Take a look at all the home improvement stores in your area, but don't forget to spend some time scouring the Internet. You may be able to find carpet manufacturers on the Internet that you cannot find in stores. In addition, most of these manufacturers will send you free carpet samples. Some stores may require a small payment in exchange for a carpet sample, but this should not be more than one dollar. Regardless of the cost of a sample, no carpet should be purchased without first viewing a sample.

Aside from all of the things mentioned above, all carpet manufacturers that you are considering should have a good reputation. Manufacturers that have been in business for many years are often the best choice. Newer manufacturers may offer great carpet options, but these manufacturers may also go out of business -- leaving you without a warranty. By shopping around, researching carpet types, and choosing a reputable manufacturer, you will find the best carpet for your home or office space.

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Discussion Comments
By anon57985 — On Dec 29, 2009

great post. keep it up. it's a great idea to obtain not only a carpet sample but a sample strike off (a corner part of rug). good manufacturers will support you. Thanks, custom Tibetan rug maker

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