Four Ways to Save a Ton of Money when Shopping for Flooring

We all try to save a buck here or there.

But when it comes to flooring- it seems like most everywhere you go, there are hidden fees and mark-ups galore that keep stretching your budget.

Well, as always, we’re here to help. Here are four awesome ways that you can save money when shopping online or in-store for flooring!

Check out the ‘Little Guys’

You may be surprised at just how marked up the big guys are. Here’s the thing- buying flooring is no different than buying groceries from the supermarket. The way I see it, you have two choices:

You could go to a more conveniently located ‘Big Guy’, maybe get a small discount and have to begrudgingly choose from an overwhelming amount of inventory without even seeing a store associate until you get to the register.

Or-

Go to a smaller grocer where you’ll find incredible promotions and sales and wonderful, friendly staff that just want to make sure you have a great experience *Plus- Freshly baked bagels!*.

Chances are, when you realize you’re out of sugar just as you’ve cracked the last egg for that birthday cake you’re making- you head straight for the Big Guys while still in your pajamas because they’re open at 11:52pm on a Sunday. But when you are planning out your weekly shopping list, you probably compare prices and sale fliers from several smaller grocers to make sure you get the best price.

When you buy flooring from the ‘little guys’ like Carpet Express– you get the little guy experience. Amazing customer service, willingness to help, personalized sales, and incredible, unbeatable prices.

Give them a call!

What happens when you take a break from  clicking through those thumbnails of carpet and call that phone number at the top of the screen?

You get to talk to some pretty awesome people. You’ll also probably save a pretty penny. Speaking with someone will give you some great insight into the world of flooring.

There’s a lot of flooring options out there. Let them help you navigate through the dismal caverns of shag, out of the cracked, stained, and unstuck peel-and-sticks, and into the light- gleaming hallways of oak and maple.

By talking to someone, you’ll also have a much better idea of what your specific project will cost you, and they may even have some incredible deals that no other retailer can touch. You just have to ask!

 

 Do It Yourself

DIY! DIY! There’s a reason why the DIY movement has gained such momentum over the past few years. The average homeowner is loving learning how to install fixtures, paint, and do whole house remodels. Yes it is a lot of hard work, but the pay off is worth it. Luckily, there are tons of resources out there and just know that you’re not alone in your endeavors. One website estimated that carpet installation and materials would be approximately 37% higher if you chose to have it installed rather than doing it yourself.* Let me reiterate. You may pay thirty seven percent more money to have someone else do it for you. And just as a head’s up, that ‘Free Installation’ that the big guys offered.. it’s not free. Not by a long shot. You’re paying for it whether you know it or not through mark-ups or special fees tacked on.

DIY not for you? It’s ok. Check out Home Advisor, Yelp and other websites that are dedicated to giving you non-biased reviews on handymen and companies in your area. You’ll find the help you need and you’re also helping to support local business- yay you!

Look for retailer brands

Let’s go back to that Supermarket comparison. When you go to the store, you may purchase the so-called “generic brands” to save a few cents here or there. But those cents add up and pretty soon, you’re living the store-brand life, and swimming in those extra coins, Scrooge McDuck Style.

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*Carpet Express does not condone diving head first into a cartoon pile of gold coins*

Take for example, The Showcase Collection available exclusively from Carpet Express. Same green certifications as the other brands, same amazing quality fibers, same color schemes. For some inspiration, check out some of the images below..

 

Let us know if these tips helped you in your quest for the perfect floor for less!

 

Click here to check out the Carpet Express Showcase Collection!

Whenever you’re ready, give us a call. We’re here to help. We are Carpet Express.

*Estimated DIY costs- http://www.diyornot.com/Project.aspx?ndx2=8&Rcd=22
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Tarkett Launches New Minerality Looks

manufacture_56Recently, Tarkett launched the new Johnsonite Minerality Wood/Stone Rubber Tile and Plank, which is available in both tile and plank.
The Minerality designs were inspired by the natural grain of wood and stone materials, which creates linear and striated visuals on the rubber tiles and planks. This collection is great for healthcare, retail, and corporate offices.

Click here to see our collection of Tarkett products.

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Fall Sale 2015!

Fall Flooring Sale

Our Fall Sale begins this week! The sale will last until the end of September. We are having great sales on our carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and luxury vinyl flooring.

Enter Promo Code “AWESOME” at checkout and save 10% on any Showcase collection product during the sale!

Also, we are giving away a $1,000 prize for one lucky customer during the fall sale!

Click here to learn more about the fall sale and the $1,000 prize.

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Congrats Mullican!

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Congratulations to Mullican for 30 years in business, and we are excited to see what beautiful solid and engineered hardwood flooring that they make next!

Click here to see the collection of Mullican flooring.

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Stainmaster Pet Protect Carpet from Tuftex

PetProtect_total jpg.ashxTuftex has many beautiful carpets, but they also have carpets that are perfect for homes with pets. Some of the carpets from Tuftex feature the Stainmaster Pet Protect feature. Stainmaster Pet Protect resists pet stains, reduces pet odors, and releases pet hair from the carpet! Stainmaster Pet Protect is one of hte best carpets for dogs and cats in the market. Don’t worry about stains because even if you can’t get to the accident right away, the Stainmaster Pet Protect will keep the pet accident from ruining or staining your carpet. You can easily get out any spots with some hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners. Also, to get the full benefits of Stainmaster Pet Protect carpet, you must purchase the Stainmaster carpet pad as well.

Here are the carpets from Tuftex that have the Stainmaster Pet Protect feature:

Chance
chance
Cooper

cooper
Izzy

izzy

Murphy

murphy

Palm Grove

Palm Grove

Rascal

rascal

Sasha

sasha
Secret Garden

secret garden

Shadow

shadow

Skippy

Skippy
Click here to learn more about Stainmaster Pet Protect carpet.
Click here to see more carpets from Tuftex.

Click here to see the Stainmaster carpet pad.

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Contemporary Designs from Tuftex

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Tuftex has many beautiful carpets that will look great in your home as wall to wall carpet or as area rugs. Recently, contemporary patterned carpets and rugs are becoming popular in businesses and homes. Tuftex has many patterned carpets to choose from, but here are some of their more contemporary designs:

Only Natural

only natural

Sonora

Sonora

Tracery

Tracery

Casablanca

Casablanca

Each of these carpets have a Softbac Platinum backing, and they are made from nylon. These carpets are durable and their designs will last for years. We can have any of these carpets cut and made into rugs. If you are interested, please call 1-800-922-5582.

Click here to see our entire collection of Tuftex carpets.

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Mid-Century Modern Interior Design Pinterest Board

Pinterest boards are created for different occasions, holidays, fashion trends, and even rooms of a home. They are great ways to get inspiration or ideas about how to decorate your own home. We have created many Pinterest boards of our own, which have great ideas for each type of interior design style.
One of our boards has a lot of great ideas on how to create a Mid-Century Modern style in many different rooms of a house. You can use many different types of flooring and color schemes to help create a Mid-Century Modern design. Hardwood flooring, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl, and carpet are the most popular choice for a Mid-Century Modern design, but you can use whatever flooring works best with your room design.

Click here to see our Mid-Century Modern interior design Pinterest board.
Here are a few images of chic styled rooms:

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Click here to see our selection of hardwood flooring.

Click here to see our selection of laminate flooring.
Click here to see our luxury vinyl tile flooring.
Click here to see our selection of carpet.
Click here to see our selection of vinyl flooring.

We would love to hear about how you would create a Mid-Century Modern design in your home, and if you already have a Mid-Century Modern design, we would love to see pictures.

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Strawberry Ice

A great color to design with this summer is Pantone’s Strawberry ice color. This color evokes a calm feeling while also giving the room a healthy glow. There are many different wants to use this color in your home. Strawberry Ice can be used as the carpet, the furniture, or maybe just accessories or trinkets in the room.

Here are just a few ways that you can use strawberry ice to design your home:

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Strawberry ice goes well with so many other colors, so be creative when designing rooms in your home.

Click here to see our strawberry ice colored carpets.

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Gothic Interior Design Pinterest Board

Pinterest boards are created for different occasions, holidays, fashion trends, and even rooms of a home. They are great ways to get inspiration or ideas about how to decorate your own home. We have created many Pinterest boards of our own, which have great ideas for each type of interior design style.
One of our boards has a lot of great ideas on how to create a Gothic style in many different rooms of a house. You can use many different types of flooring and color schemes to help create a Gothic design. Hardwood flooring, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl, and carpet are the most popular choice for a Gothic design, but you can use whatever flooring works best with your room design.

Click here to see our Gothic Allure interior design Pinterest board.
Here are a few images of chic styled rooms:

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Click here to see our selection of hardwood flooring.

Click here to see our selection of laminate flooring.
Click here to see our luxury vinyl tile flooring.
Click here to see our selection of carpet.
Click here to see our selection of vinyl flooring.

We would love to hear about how you would create a Gothic design in your home, and if you already have a Gothic design, we would love to see pictures.

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July 4th Flooring Sale!

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Carpet Express is offering store-wide savings to help you add beauty and value to your home this 4th of July. You can receive 10% off all showcase collection products such as: carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and luxury vinyl tile.

feature_21Order 100 Square Yards and Receive a Free Vacuum Cleaner for Luxurious from SmartStrand Silk! Click here for more info.

Enter the promo code “FREEDOM” at checkout to receive your 10% discount!

Click here to see more of our 4th of July sale!

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