They do exist, but you might want to talk with the installer before you
go out & buy carpet. It turned out our installer got us carpet for a
rental unit that was very close to what we'd picked out elsewhere and we
then got a better deal. The deal he gave us on superior padding was
The 'Want Ads' in neighborhood newspapers generally will have ads placed by
carpet and lino installers. I think they refer to theselves as 'Floor
Mechanics' these days.
Try to get a couple of references from people for whom they installed carpet
a year or so ago.
We had our entire 1500 Sq. Ft. main floor (minus the kitchen and two
bathrooms) recarpeted by someone we had known for a while thru another venu.
It all rippled after a few months and the installer wasn't interested in
correcting the problem. We had to get another carpet guy to come in and
restretch the carpet. This was not expensive, but it was a lot of work
removing all the furniture so the carpet could be restretched. Haven't laid
eyes on the original installer since and hope I never do.
I don't know about NY, but I've never found a skilled workman in the want ads
and very few in the Yellow Pages. The people who knew what they were about and
didn't steal things on site were either referred b y a friend or members of the
local union. Unless you are philosophically opposed to unions, check your YP
under "Labor Union."
On 10 Jan 2004 09:29:00 -0800, poison firstname.lastname@example.org (raymondj) wrote:
So don't mention it. Just ask if they employ their own installers, or
contract out. If the latter, say would like to check out *those*
businesses before deciding on carpet. Make it sound as if you've
gotten this information from other suppliers. :-)
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