10 Ways to Save On Apartment Carpet

10 Ways to Save On Apartment Carpet

Landlords and rental property owners can easily save a fortune on Carpet and Flooring replacements by following the tips, tricks and tidbits revealed in this timely article by Alan Fletcher – a 30 year carpet and flooring expert.

 

1. Choose a carpet that meets your apartment or rental property needs.

The carpet you install in your rental unit must be able to endure the normal wear of your typical tenant. You also need to consider the frequency of your current carpet replacements and if you allow pets. Select a lower grade of carpet if you tend to replace it more often due to pet damage or excessive wear. Choose a better grade carpet if you do not allow pets and your tenants are generally not overly rough on your carpets. The trick to saving money here is to select a grade of carpet with a life expectancy equal to or exceeding the lifestyle and average length of stay of your tenants. 

Many factors contribute to this approach, including the average age of your tenants, number of children, average income and occupation, type of pets, etc. Selecting a better grade carpet can potentially add several years to the life expectancy of your carpets. It could be well worth the additional expense if you do not allow pets and your average tenant stays for 5 to10 years. It may be a waste of money if your average tenant turnover were less than 2 years and you allow pets.

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Want New Carpet Before the Holidays? Better Hurry!

Need New Carpet installed by Christmas?

©Alan J. Fletcher – Carpet Expert, Consumer Advocate & Webmaster at AbcCarpets.com

If you’ve got friends and relatives coming over for the holidays you might be considering replacing your old worn out carpet. Here are some “insider” tips & tricks to help you choose new carpet wisely, save money and hopefully make sure you have it installed before your holiday guests arrive!

Every year, right after Halloween there is always a hot rush to buy new carpet, but some homeowners end up waiting too long and discover that they can’t get their new carpet installed in time for Christmas and other holiday events.

There are two ways to buy new carpet; Buying “in stock” carpet from local carpet retailer or ordering from a manufacturer’s carpet sample and wait for your new carpet to be shipped on a truck from Dalton Georgia.

Buying “In Stock” Carpet

If you want your new carpet installed fastest, you might want to consider buying carpet that is available locally “in stock” There are always plenty of rolls of carpet readily available for immediate installation at local carpet retailers. The main benefit is that you can have it installed rather quickly and the prices can be quite reasonable.

The downside is that the carpet selection is usually limited to stock on-hand; it can be difficult to determine the grade or quality of the carpet in question; the carpet may be “second grade” goods and there might not be any manufacturer’s warranty coverage.

Ordering New Carpet from the Manufacturer

Every carpet retailer has carpet samples that you can take home and consider for a few days. The benefit of ordering new carpet from the mill is that you are guaranteed to get “first quality” carpet and you will always get the full manufacturer’s warranty. You also have the benefit of selecting the exact grade or quality you require and choose the color and style that you really want.

The downside is that you will have to wait for the carpet to be shipped before you can have it installed. It can take one to four weeks for your carpet to arrive, perhaps longer if the weather is bad or unforeseen problems arise.

If you decide to order from a sample, then you need to make sure you have your home measured accurately and place your order as soon as possible.

To help ensure you get your new carpet installed in time for the holidays:

  • If you want your new carpet installed before Thanksgiving, you should place your order no later than October 26th.
  • If you want you have your new carpet installed before December 24th, you should place your order before November 23th.
  • If you want your new carpet installed before January 30th, you should place your order no later than November 28th.

Every retailer has a different timeframe for scheduling installations so check with your local dealer as soon as possible. Take the time to do your carpet homework and you will stand the best chance of choosing new carpet wisely, saving money and having your new carpet installed long before your holiday guests arrive!

How to Choose the Right Carpet for YOU!

In order to save the absolute most money possible and get the whole job done correctly from start to finish, you need to make wise & informed choices. I have dozens of pages and articles posted on my website that you can freely access to learn about how to buy new carpet wisely. In order to be completely satisfied with your New Carpet purchase you need to consider all the following and more:

Selecting the Right Carpet

The carpet samples you see at the carpet store may look and feel great, but some carpets will mat down and begin to wear out within a year or two. You can’t tell if a carpet is well-made just by its look or feel. You need to know how to interpret all the various carpet specifications to determine if the carpet will be a suitable choice for you.

The main 4 carpet specifications are: Fiber type; Tuft twist; Face-weight and Pile density. Homeowners need access to complete and accurate product information in order to make wise and informed carpet choices. This information is normally found on a label affixed to the back of every carpet sample. Learn what these specifications mean and how to interpret them on my website.

Good Advice

Homeowners often rely on the advice and suggestions of carpet salespeople. Unfortunately, some carpet retailers hire salespeople who are good at selling, but lack sufficient carpet knowledge and experience. Don’t allow the salesperson to make carpet or padding choices for you.

Selecting the right carpet padding

Selecting the right padding is very important. Padding has three main specifications to consider depending on your needs and goals. It’s important that you select the right type, thickness and density rating that is appropriate to your carpet selection and application. Some pads are better for use on stairs; some are better for basement applications; and it’s important that you meet the carpet manufacturer’s padding requirements or you might void your new carpet warranty.

Where to Shop for Carpet

Depending on where you live, you may have limited choices as to where you can conveniently shop for new carpet for your home. In rural areas, there are usually fewer choices and you may need to drive to a more populated area to have more choices and better options. Not all carpet stores carry the same grade and price point of carpet. Some carpet retailers cater to high end clientele while others cater to apartment owners or “do-it-yourself” customers. Visit a local carpet retailer with a good selection of the styles, quality level and pricing of carpet that you are interested in buying.

Proper Installation

Many carpet stores have a hard time finding qualified carpet installers. Installed wrong, your new carpet can lose half its intended life span. It is your responsibility to make sure your carpet is installed correctly. On my website you can find out how to determine if your installer is properly licensed, bonded and insured to install your carpet in your state, what questions to ask and how to check references. Print out and use my free Carpet Installation Inspection Form and do a thorough walk-through with your carpet installer when he is finished and before he leaves the jobsite.

Visit www.AbcCarpets.com to learn more…You can:

  • Take my Free Carpet Foot Traffic Test to learn what grade of carpet you need to buy based on your own personal needs and goals.
  • Print out my Free Carpet Shopping Form!
  • Print out my Free Carpet Installation Inspection Form
  • Have carpet buying questions?  Free email service: “Ask the Carpet Expert”
  • Buy from a Reputable Carpet Dealer! See my list of Preferred Carpet Dealers!

Buying Carpet From Lowe’s, Home Depot, Empire Today or Costco?

Hi! I am a retired carpet expert and consumer advocate. If you are considering buying new carpet from a big box retailer I would like to ask you to read my free article before you sign on the dotted line. If I can, I hope to educate you a little bit about the carpet business and how you can save money, choose your new carpet wisely and ultimately be very happy with your carpet purchase – No matter who you choose to buy from!

Here is a litle taste of what you will read on my free carpet information website;

  • Big box retailers, these Giant Nationallly advertized Carpet Retailers contract out to OTHER companies to facilitate their carpet sales, including carpet measuring and carpet installation services.
  • If you ever have a carpet problem or complaint, you may have a hard time knowing who to contact for a remedy. Homeowners often discover that no one is willing accept responsibility for making things right.

I am the only free and unbiased carpet information source for homeowners on the internet and I don’t sell carpet or own a carpet store. I really enjoy helping homeowners learn how to choose new carpet wisely and how to avoid carpet scams and save money on new carpet! Check out my website for more information!

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Attention Landlords,  Real Estate Investors, and Property Managers

 

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Let me be clear, I don’t sell carpet or flooring materials. I do not require you to stop using anyone who you are currently doing business with. I can save you money no matter who you do business with right now. My flooring management solution is revolutionary. You will be amazed.

 

What you need to know about my services upfront:

  • This is NOT a way to buy material through a new supplier.
  • My service does NOT require you to change distributors or vendors
  • I do NOT require you to hire a different installer or installation company
  • I do NOT require you to change your property management company.
  • I WILL take a hard look at the flooring materials you are currently using to determine if they are a suitable match for you based on the tentants you typically rent to and the long term goals you wish to achieve.
  • I WILL take a hard look at how your flooring is currently being installed and will suggest changes that can dramatically effect the overall outcome and longevity of your flooring materials.
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2. Maintenance Training for apartment complexes. 

Training your maintenance people about flooring maintenance and care can save you a ton of money! You’ll be amazed how much money you will save. My methods and strategies are revolutionary. I can save you money in ways you never thought possible. You have everything to gain, but only if you are willing to consider what I have to offer. Read on…

 

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Every apartment investor and maintenance supervisor should have a copy of my powerful property management guide entitled “Landlord Floors – Carpet and vinyl management for rentals”  in their bookshelf. It is the new  standard in rental flooring management. Now available for instant download to your computer. I think all real estate investors are skeptical by nature. After you read my Landlord Flooring Management Guide you will have little doubt as to my credentials in this industry and my ability to help you save thousands each and every year. But what I reveal in my books is only the tip of the iceberg! 

 

4. I’ve developed an incredible comprehensive flooring management strategy that will save you thousands, guaranteed! There’s no other system like it in the world.

My comprehensive floor covering consulting service is not offered by any other company in the world. What I have to offer you is totally unique. I can help you  save as much as 25% or more on your flooring replacement and repair expenses without you having to change your current flooring vendor or suppliers. Most of my techniques are very easy to implement and offer immediate and substantial savings. It sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? and the best part is… It won’t cost you anything to find out how much money you can save….

 

5. Let me explain further by giving you a common scenario.

Let’s say,  for example purposes, that you happen to own a 300-unit apartment complex that is at least 5- years old. It is likely that you hope that your carpet and vinyl flooring will last for at least five years before it needs to be replaced. But the sad truth is, you often end up replacing your flooring more often than that. But for this example, let’s just say that you only replace your flooring every five years. That means you will be replacing about 5 units per month, every month, as long as you own these apartments. (300-units divided by 60-months = 5)   I don’t work with those who own less than 300 rental units because of the cost to implement my programs. You would not be willing to spend $1000 to save $1000 would you? No. But if I could save you $30,000 this year what would that be worth to you? This is the reality I am talking about if you only have 300 units. How many units do you have? How much money should you be saving? You’ll never know unless you call me and talk to me about it. It’s only money. But it’s YOUR money we are talking about.

 

Now, the typical 2 bedroom 1-bath apartment has 80 yards of carpet and 20 yards of vinyl. At current market prices carpet and vinyl flooring replacement is typically about $1200 for the carpet and about $400 for the vinyl. That’s about $1800 per unit, and again, you do this about 5 times per month on average. That adds up to approximately $9000 per month or $108,000 per year. However, if you allow pets, or if there are any unexpected flooring repairs needed, mold or dry-rot  or water damage to fix, or if your tenants rebuild their motorcycle engines in your living rooms this amount will surely go up.

 

One hundred and eight thousand dollars is a lot of money. How would you like to only pay out $80,000 and save $28,000 per year? But not just this year, every year. In five years your savings would be $140,000. In twenty years your savings would be $560,000 or more. Let’s not forget the interest you could be earning on this money.  Does this interest you? It should because it can be a reality for you. The more more units you own the more money you can save.

 

I have just described what an owner of just 300 apartment units can expect to save by using my flooring management solution. It’s easy to implement and you don’t have to change who you do business with right now. You just have to add me into the equation and give me the ability to make some changes to the way you do business with flooring vendors and how you handle your onsite management operations. Basically I need you or your property management company to allow me to implement some strategies that will yield dramatic savings for you.

 

I know you would like to know what my strategies are and how I can possibly save you such a huge amount of money, but this is the secret to my success. It is a well-developed set of proven strategies. Once I reveal my strategies to you or your property management company you will have no more need for my services. That’s why I will require that you sign a confidentiality agreement

 

 

Maybe you are thinking…

 

But I hired a top-notch Property Management Company to handle all this on my behalf. I don’t have the time to deal with this. It’s there job to go with the lowest bid and save me money wherever possible. I trust that they will do a good job for me!

 

Yes, I understand, you give your Property Management Company a budget and they make due as best they can. They want to save you as much money as possible because it makes their portfolio look good to potential clients. But when it comes to flooring replacements,  they don’t always have enough time, experience or staff to save you the most money possible.  

 

Why are you in business if not to maximize profits? I would like to present you with a golden opportunity to put a huge amount of money back into your pocket. Anyone would be willing to entertain the thought of saving $10,000, $20,000 or $50,000 per year or more, right? 

 

Finally, let me ask you a simple question, if you could invest a mere $1000 and get a quick return of $10000 within this year would you be interested?  What if that same $1000 initial investment would save you $10000 next year too. And the year after that and 10 to 20 years after that too. That’s the power of my strategic flooring management solution. Once implemented, my flooring management system will work for you again and again, year after year without any more investment from you. 

 

Once you discover how to tap into the power of my program you will have the benefit of saving money from this day forward. But you must agree to keep my strategies a secret. Doing so will also give you a huge edge over your competition.

 

Don’t let this once in a lifetime opportunity pass you by. Call me today and let’s put together your unique flooring solution. A solution that will increase your rental profits dramatically for years to come. You have nothing to lose and thousands to gain.

 

Regards,

 

Alan J. Fletcher

email Alan@landlordfloors.com

visit my website: www.landlordfloors.com

 Dry rot? 

Cracked Gypsum? 

Pet urine damage? 

Mold & mildew problems? 

Water & moisture damage? 

Bad tenants that ruin your carpet & vinyl flooring? 

This is costing you a fortune!

 

I have your solution! 

 

Here’s what I can do for you…

 

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If you really want to save a ton of money on your flooring replacements & repairs you need to contact me.

 

 

Alan J. Fletcher

Flooring Management Consultant

Alan@landlordfloors.com