Find A Carpet Installer Near Me? Carpet Professor

I installed carpet and flooring materials for over 30 years before retiring in 2007. I know that finding a qualified independent carpet installer is not easy these days, but it is very important. Here is some helpful information for homeowners looking to have new carpet installed in their home. Can You Help Me Find a Qualified Carpet Installer Near Me?

Carpet Installer Near Me?

The original term when I was a kid was Carpet Layer but that morphed into Carpet Installer and in the UK they say Carpet Fitters. No matter what you call them, most carpet installers today do a lot more than just install carpet.

Carpet Installer aka Carpet layer Most of the money they earn is from installing a variety of flooring products in any given week. Installing Carpet used to be enough, but homeowners today want more than just carpet installed in their home.

Experienced Carpet Installers also lay other flooring materials such as Sheet Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Vinyl Composition Tiles (VCT). These products are very popular today and waterproof flooring seems to be all the rage right now.


Independent Carpet Installers Near Me?

Most locally-owned carpet retailers have a longstanding relationship with their in-house carpet installers. They are not usually willing to share them with homeowners who acquire their new carpet and padding elsewhere.

Retailers try to keep their installers busy enough so they don’t have any need to take on side jobs. Still it never hurts to ask. You can call any of the flooring stores I have listed in my directory to see if they have a carpet installer recommendation for you.

Locating an independent carpet installer near you may take some time and effort. Currently there is a shortage of qualified carpet installers nationwide and especially in areas that have a lot of new construction and home remodeling going on. How much does Carpet installation cost?

Who To Call?

There is a company called CFI that specializes in certifying carpet and flooring installers. You might be able to find a carpet installer near you through their website: https://cfiinstallers.org/

Other ways to locate a qualified carpet installer are not so simple.

Word of mouth is always a possibility. Maybe someone you know is connected to a good installer. Ask friends, co-workers, relatives…

Wholesale Flooring Distributors. This is the place where installers buy their tools and supplies. If you call or visit an outlet like this you will find installers who may be available for hire. The people who work in the sundries department may have some helpful suggestions if you ask.

Here is the website for T&A Supply, a wholesale flooring distributor serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska & Hawaii.

All State Flooring Distributors serves the needs of flooring contractors in NJ, NYC, Long Island, Southern Connecticut, and NE Pennsylvania.

You can also do a search with the Online Yellow Pages to find Wholesale Flooring Distributors in your area.

After You Find One…

A big problem homeowners face is determining which installers are qualified and experienced enough to do a good job. To help homeowners make sure to ask all the right questions during an interview with a potential carpet installer, I created a free printable Carpet Installer Questionnaire (pdf).

10 Questions to Ask
Every Carpet Installer

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10 Questions To Ask A Carpet Installer Before You Hire Them


Home Depot Free Carpet Installation

When Home Depot first started selling carpet they tried hiring their own installers. That did not go as well as they hoped because finding and keeping qualified carpet installers is not easy.

Home Depot found that the number of carpet installation complaints they received was overwhelming. Many of the installers they hired early-on had  moved on to greener pastures. In order to try to satisfy all the homeowner complaints they had to pay other installers to go out to fix the problems.

Today Home Depot relies on private installation companies to fulfill all their carpet installs. Any complaints they receive about carpet installation are redirected to the installation company.

Home Depot no longer has to worry about the quality of their installations. If there is an installation problem or a complaint, it is no longer their problem. You have to contact the installation company to get a remedy.

When homeowners qualify for free carpet installation at Home Depot, the installers that are sent out to do the job are hired by another company. They may be employees of the company or they may be hired on as independent contractors. Home Depot and Lowe’s Free Carpet Installation Explained


Does My Carpet Installer Need To Be Licensed, Bonded and Insured?

Is your carpet installer Licensed Bonded Insured?
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Every state has its own set of rules and licensing requirements for independent contractors, including carpet installers, that may include obtaining a state issued contractors license, a surety bond and business liability insurance.

Having a Worker’s Compensation Insurance Policy may be required if they have employees.

Personally, I always suggest that homeowners buy carpet, padding and installation from a reputable locally-owned carpet and flooring retailer.

I would rather go for a package deal that includes installation and all the extras for one fair and square price. If anything goes wrong, there is just one number to call and that will get you the fastest remedy possible.

I have a list of local carpet stores near you that I believe are the best of the best in the business. It has taken me 14 years to compile my preferred list, just one store at a time. See who I recommend near you.


How Long To Install Carpet?

How Long To Install New Carpet CalendarHow long does it take to install new carpet? If working alone, a carpet installer can easily install new carpet in a living room or bedroom in one day.

Some carpet installers have several helpers and can complete a large job very fast and efficiently like a well-oiled machine.

Installing a whole house full of carpet could take longer, maybe several days or a week or more. This is most often true if there is a lot of prep work to be done or if there is a lot of furniture to be moved.

Moving Furniture

You can’t just move your furniture to one side of the room, it all has to be moved out of the room completely. Only after the carpet has been stretched in properly can the furniture be moved back in.

In some situations where space is limited, furniture has to be moved from one room to another. That may require furniture and other items to be moved around back and forth several times.

Heavy Grand PianoMoving heavy items such as pianos and pool tables require using specialized equipment to prevent damage to the item, damage to the new carpet or to the persons moving the item.

Never push, pull or slide anything across your carpet. You need to pick it up and set it down. Sliding furniture or anything can severely damage your carpet.

Most carpet installers do not like moving furniture and would rather the homeowner make necessary arrangements for the furniture to be moved out of all areas to be carpeted prior to installation day.

Carpet Seams

It takes longer to install heavier carpets like Berber style carpets or carpets with a pattern match. Larger rooms take longer to install because of the need for seams. Any room wider than 12 feet will require seams.

CP Recommended Carpet DealersInstalling new carpet on stairs takes a lot of time and effort too. Especially if there is upholstery work to be done or if the stairs have spindles to be wrapped.

Prep work can take more time to complete. Removing the old carpet and padding takes time and you never know what types of floor damage you might uncover. Tackless strips often need to be replaced if they are no longer effective. Replacing tackless strips on concrete floors requires added time and effort.

I have a special list of local carpet stores near you that I believe are the best of the best in the carpet business. It has taken me over 14 years to compile my preferred list, one store at a time. See who I recommend near you.

List of all my Free Carpet Articles

Recommended Carpet Stores in Vermont

As a Consumer Advocate and 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. That’s why I personally hand-pick each one of my Recommended Carpet Stores in Vermont using my own special set of strict business standards and requirements.

My Recommended
Carpet Stores
in Vermont

(Select Your Nearest City Below)

Burlington

New England Floor Covering
257 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 658-9336   Map

Essex

Main Street Floorcovering
95 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 348-2250   Map


What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from, I do however receive revenue from ads placed on various places on my website.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Not Just Carpet… Carpet and Flooring!

My Recommended Carpet Stores in Vermont? I use the term “Carpet Stores” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

Vermont carpet stores - AbcCarpetPro.com Carpet Professor

Recommended Carpet Stores in South Dakota

As a Consumer Advocate and 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. That’s why I personally hand-pick each one of my Recommended Carpet Stores in South Dakota using my own special set of strict business standards and requirements.

My Recommended
Carpet Store
in South Dakota

Sioux Falls

Simple Floors
3400 S Sheldon Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 553-9077   Map


What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from, I do however receive revenue from ads placed on various places on my website.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Not Just Carpet… Carpet and Flooring!

My Recommended Carpet Stores in South Dakota? I use the term “Carpet Stores” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

Rhode Island carpet stores - AbcCarpetPro.com Carpet Professor

Recommended Carpet Stores in Rhode Island

As a Consumer Advocate and 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. That’s why I personally hand-pick each one of my Recommended Carpet Stores in Rhode Island using my own special set of strict business standards and requirements.

My Recommended
Carpet Stores
in Rhode Island

(Select Your Nearest City Below)

Providence

Domenic & Sons Floorcovering
255 Greenville Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 231-1885   Map

 

Massud & Sons Floorcovering
772 Dexter St.
Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 400-8121   Map


What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from, I do however receive revenue from ads placed on various places on my website.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Not Just Carpet… Carpet and Flooring!

My Recommended Carpet Stores in Rhode Island? I use the term “Carpet Stores” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

Rhode Island carpet stores - AbcCarpetPro.com Carpet Professor

Recommended Carpet Stores in Mississippi

As a Consumer Advocate and 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. That’s why I personally hand-pick each one of my Recommended Carpet Stores in Mississippi using my own special set of strict business standards and requirements.

My Recommended
Carpet Stores
in Mississippi

(Select Your Nearest City Below)

Jackson

Jimmy Lyles Flooring
2660 Lakeland Dr
Flowood, MS 39232
(601) 932-2926   Map

 

What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from, I do however receive revenue from ads placed on various places on my website.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Not Just Carpet… Carpet and Flooring!

My Recommended Carpet Stores in Mississippi? I use the term “Carpet Stores near me” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

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Recommended Carpet Stores in Montana

After 30+ years in the carpet business… I know first-hand how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. That’s why I personally hand-pick each one of my Recommended Carpet Stores in Montana using my own special set of strict business standards, rules and requirements.

Buy from an honest and reputable dealer! You deserve to get a fair and square deal and first-class customer service before, during and after the sale.

My Recommended
Carpet and Flooring Stores
in Montana

(Select Your Nearest City Below)

Billings

Carpet Garage Flooring Center
2424 Enterprise Ave
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 652-5568   Map

Great Falls

Carpet Garage Flooring Center
300 2nd St. S
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 452-0642   Map

Missoula

Carpet Garage Flooring Center
5157 Trumpeter Ct
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 728-5300   Map


What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Recommended Carpet Stores in Montana? I use the term “Carpet Stores” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

Don’t See Your City or Town? Get a Free Carpet Store Referral from The Carpet Professor!

 

Just fill out my simple form and I will go to work to locate the best places to buy new carpet and flooring near you. It’s quick, easy and it’s a free service! Don’t take chances… Request a Carpet Dealer Referral

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Carpet Professor’s Carpet Store Referral Request Form

Looking for the best places to buy carpet and flooring? Carpet Store Referral Request – Recommended Carpet & Flooring Stores. Fill out this form and I will search for a carpet store to recommend near you.

How To Buy Carpet Like a Pro!

Are you ready to buy new carpet? Read all my free articles before you begin shopping for new carpet. Check out my Table Of Contents 

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Not All Carpet Sellers Are Honest and Reputable.

It’s hard to tell which retail Carpet Stores should be avoided. It’s easy to be lured in by TV advertising sales gimmicks like Free Carpet Installation or Three rooms of carpet for the price of one!

You surely don’t want to buy new Carpet from any Carpet retailer who is trying to trick you with sensational advertising sales gimmicks like these. Learn more about common Retail Carpet Sales Scams and Rip-offs.

I never recommend shopping for carpet at…

Home Depot, Lowe’s, Costco or Empire, as they all fail to meet my minimum customer service requirements.

Smart homeowners get at least 3 free estimates

I always suggest getting at least 3 free estimates from local carpet retailers.  Then you can compare products, prices and services to help you determine which Carpet dealer has what it takes to earn your business!

Best places to buy carpet and flooring? Carpet Store Referral Request – Recommended Carpet & Flooring Stores Near You.

 

Carpet Dealer DirectoryI have already searched for and located over 400 locally-owned carpet stores that I trust nationwide. Visit My Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory to see the best places to buy carpet and flooring Near You.

Recommended Carpet Stores in Wyoming

As a Consumer Advocate and 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. That’s why I personally hand-pick each one of my Recommended Carpet Stores in Wyoming using my own special set of strict business standards and requirements.

My Recommended
Carpet Stores
in Wyoming

(Select Your Nearest City Below)

Casper

Don’s Mobile Carpet
1210 W Collins Dr
Casper, WY 82604
(307) 335-3330   Map

Cheyenne

Absolute Flooring
3573 E Lincoln Way
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 778-3173   Map

Laramie

Specialty Flooring
1379 Cedar Street #107
Laramie, WY 82072
(307) 399-1864   Map


What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from, I do however receive revenue from ads placed on various places on my website.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Not Just Carpet… Carpet and Flooring!

My Recommended Carpet Stores in Wyoming? I use the term “Carpet Stores” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

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Recommended Carpet Stores in Wisconsin

As a Consumer Advocate and 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. I personally hand-pick each of my Recommended Carpet Stores in Wisconsin using my own special set of strict business standards and requirements.

Be careful where you buy new carpet and flooring. Many carpet retailers are not honest or reliable and fail to provide quality service after the sale. I believe my recommended dealers offer the best in service, selection and satisfaction.

My Recommended
Carpet Stores
in Wisconsin

(Select Your Nearest City Below)

Appleton

LP Mooradian Flooring
620 Mike McCarthy Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 494-7868   Map

Brookfield
Germantown

Ron and Russ Flooring
2648 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 769-9696   Map

Carpet Town
1350 South 108th St
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 774-2220   Map

Green Bay

LP Mooradian Flooring
620 Mike McCarthy Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 494-7868   Map

Hudson

Froggy’s Carpet & Flooring
312 5th Ave. North
Bayport MN, 55003
(651) 439-1113
Map   Website

Madison

Floor 360
5117 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53771
(608) 274-2500   Map

Walgenmeyer’s Carpet & Tile
2014 S Stoughton Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-7847   Map

Menomonee Falls

Ron and Russ Flooring
2648 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 769-9696   Map

Carpet Town
1350 South 108th St
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 774-2220   Map

Middleton

Floor 360
5117 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53771
(608) 274-2500   Map

Walgenmeyer’s Carpet & Tile
2014 S Stoughton Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-7847   Map

Milwaukee

Ron and Russ Flooring
2648 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 769-9696   Map

Carpet Town
1350 South 108th St
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 774-2220   Map

New Richmond
River Falls
Somerset

Froggy’s Carpet & Flooring
312 5th Ave. North
Bayport MN, 55003
(651) 439-1113
Map   Website

Plymouth / Sheboygan

Precision Floors and Decor
24 S Highland Ave
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 247-2926   Map

Waukesha

Ron and Russ Flooring
2648 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 769-9696   Map

Carpet Town
1350 South 108th St
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 774-2220   Map


What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from, I do however receive revenue from ads placed on various places on my website.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Not Just Carpet… Carpet and Flooring!

My Recommended Carpet Stores in Wisconsin? I use the term “Carpet Stores” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

Recommended Carpet and Flooring Stores

Recommended Carpet Stores in West Virginia

As a Consumer Advocate and 30-year veteran of the carpet business, I know how difficult it is to choose new carpet wisely and get a fair & square deal. That’s why I personally hand-pick each of my Recommended Carpet Stores in West Virginia using my own special set of strict business standards, rules and requirements.

Be careful where you buy new carpet and flooring. Many carpet retailers are not honest or reliable and fail to provide quality service after the sale. I believe my recommended dealers offer the best in service, selection and satisfaction.

My Recommended
Carpet Stores
in West Virginia

(Select Your Nearest City Below)

Charleston

Andrews Floor & Wall Coverings
505 Central Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 343-5586   Map

Morgantown,
Westover

Hall’s Classique Carpet
165 Holland Avenue
Westover, WV 26501
(304) 296-2552   Map

Wheeling

The Flooring Center
2512 Jacob Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-2277   Map

Valley Floors
3295 Guermsey St
Belaire, Ohio 43906
(740) 676-1717   Map


What Makes Your Preferred Dealers Special?

Inclusion in my directory is strictly by invitation only. No carpet or flooring retailer can buy their way onto my preferred dealer list at any price. I make no money from your carpet or flooring purchase no matter who you choose to buy from, I do however receive revenue from ads placed on various places on my website.

Don’t Want to Drive All Around Town?

Many of my preferred carpet dealers provide a free shop-at-home service. You just need to call and set up a convenient time to have them bring samples to your home for you to consider. There is no obligation to buy.

Not Just Carpet… Carpet and Flooring!

My Recommended Carpet Stores in West Virginia? I use the term “Carpet Stores” but all my preferred carpet dealers also carry a full line of popular flooring products including hardwoods, luxury vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, waterproof flooring and more.

Recommended Carpet and Flooring Stores