Carpet Warranties

Not-so-Great Warranties

The most common types of carpet warranties are “wear” warranties. And, what “wear” means to you, the customer, may be very different from the manufacturer. “Wear” does not necessarily relate to appearance levels, so it’s best to ask your carpet retailer for an explanation about what their warranty entails. Another thing to consider is stains. Today’s carpets are far more resistant to stains than carpeting of the past, but it is still important you know what your company’s stain policy is ahead of time. So be sure to ask about that as well.

Don’t be frightened of warranties, just use common sense and ask for information.

Warranties to Consider

An appearance warranty or guarantee is one of the best offers available. Some carpet companies actually offer you a certain number of days to consider your new carpet. And, if you decide it doesn’t look right you can have it replaced at little or no cost. But, one of the best things you can do as a consumer once you’ve found the carpeting you love and want for your home, is to educate yourself on the company’s warranties. Ask for a written explanation of the carpet warranties they provide and what they cover.

In the end, it is important to invest in quality carpeting from a reputable company. High quality carpeting can really be the key to long-lasting, durability and style for your home’s carpeting. Inferior carpet does not wear well and can end up costing more in the long run. Everyone wants to save money. There are plenty of places to cut costs on home renovations, but a quality carpet is not something to skimp on. And remember, a great carpet from a trusted company may just be the best warranty out there.