foot traffic? This means you don't have to buy the most expensive carpet in
order to have your carpet last a long time. This will save you money.
still need to be sure you buy the grade or quality level of carpet that will
last as long as you expect. I have created a basic carpet buying guideline
for you to follow, but first lets find out a little more about your needs
next question you need to answer is:
you have pets, do your pets have frequent urine accidents?
your pet has more than one urine accident per week then you have a
serious problem that needs to be considered when choosing new
urine accidents left unchecked can quickly ruin any carpet in short
order, regardless of the carpet cost, fiber type, or quality level. To
limit your financial loss from pet damage, you might be wiser to select
a less inexpensive carpet and pad and plan on replacing your carpet and
padding more frequently.
very difficult to get urine odor and stains out of carpet regardless of
the source (dog or cat). I have tried dozens of products and have found
that few do any good at all. Of the products that do work to some
degree, they are not a miracle spray that works instantly like those you
see on TV.
urine stain and odor requires diligence, elbow grease and a commitment
to addressing the problem quickly, aggressively and thoroughly. Once
urine has soaked into the carpet and dried, it is almost impossible to
remove the odor completely with any product on the market today.
padding upgrades. Don't waste your money on fancy or newfangled carpet
padding in an attempt to limit the damage caused by excessive pet urine.
Moisture-barrier, anti-microbial and odor eating pads are not effective
if your pet has frequent urine accidents. You might be better of in the
long run if you reduce your padding cost by using a lower grade
recommend selecting an apartment grade carpet and pad designed to last
about 5 years. You can get the whole job done for about $15 per yard
which includes a nylon carpet, 6 pound rebond pad and installation
(including haul away of your old)
long do you want your carpet to last? With a serious pet urine problem,
the answer should be 3 to 5 years. Click here to see your best options.
folks don't care if they have a pet urine problem or not, they still want to
spend a bunch of money on new carpet. If so, continue on...
have No Pet Urine Issues...
If you are lucky enough to have
pets that don't have wet accidents or if you don't have any pets at all, you
can choose almost any carpet style you like as long as the specifications
meet your longevity goals.
Your test score revealed that you
have Low Foot Traffic.
You have to take into account the
four critical carpet specifications to choose the right carpet for you.
hard to find a reputable carpet dealer! I have a special list of hand-picked
carpet retailers who are locally owned, give free estimates,
offer fair prices, have knowledgeable staff, provide honest
measuring and hire qualified installers. Don't take chances... See
who I recommend near you!
Alan Fletcher - 30-year
Carpet Expert & Trusted Consumer Advocate