|Do you ever wonder why this happens?
You call six carpet stores...they each come
out and measure your floors...and get six totally different numbers
of square feet or square yards of flooring you need to do your job.
Most people are not
aware of the fact that each type of flooring material (carpeting
included) has a "grain"
or "direction" to it. There are arrows or markings on the
back of carpeting that MUST all run the same direction if the
carpeting in two areas connect onto each other in order to do a
The direction the carpet is laid out can greatly
influence the amount of carpet it will take to do the job. If you
have rooms that are wider than the carpeting, they must put seams in
the carpet to fill those areas. Jobs can be estimated using more
seams and less carpet or the other way around. Changing the
direction can change the amount of flooring you need by 10% to 20%.
If you want to see an example of how you can take the exact same
area and get totally different results...Click here!
Shopping for and buying floor coverings used to be
a frustrating experience because it's hard to compare estimates
without knowing exactly how the job was figured. Most people just
look at the "bottom line" price without understanding where that
price came from...but not anymore!
Everything on this website is designed to educate
you about the flooring buying process and the all of the variables
that effect the price you end up paying for the job.