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Old 05-21-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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I need some names of people who can do old carpet take-out and new carpet & padding installation. I don't need the best carpet in the world -- something that will last 5 years (maybe less) until I can get hardwoods put in. I didn't know if someone has used or know someone who has used someone like Empire Today. They have a $99 room sale going on but that will end soon. Lowe's has a sale too, but someone told me they're more like the middle man and it would be better (less expensive) just to go straight to a flooring person. As of now I have an empty room just sitting there, waiting on new carpet and such. I have plans for that room but can't do anything until I get the carpet replaced.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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I need some names of people who can do old carpet take-out and new carpet & padding installation. I don't need the best carpet in the world -- something that will last 5 years (maybe less) until I can get hardwoods put in. I didn't know if someone has used or know someone who has used someone like Empire Today. They have a $99 room sale going on but that will end soon. Lowe's has a sale too, but someone told me they're more like the middle man and it would be better (less expensive) just to go straight to a flooring person. As of now I have an empty room just sitting there, waiting on new carpet and such. I have plans for that room but can't do anything until I get the carpet replaced.
Yeah...lowes and many flooring stores hire independent contractors...when I built my house the same guy that the flooring shop here uses charged me like 1/3 of what the shop wanted to install the flooring, cause I went straight thru him.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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So it's better just to go straight to a flooring center?
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Yeah...lowes and many flooring stores hire independent contractors...when I built my house the same guy that the flooring shop here uses charged me like 1/3 of what the shop wanted to install the flooring, cause I went straight thru him.
I don't know anyone in your area, Morgan, but Johnny is right. Your best bet is to ask around and find an independent carpet installer.
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not in your area either, but we picked out something from lowes and then went to a recommended carpet guy and he not only got the carpet and padding cheaper, but labor was cheaper than the big box stores
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“When white people envision their perfect home, it always has hardwood floors. In fact, most white people would prefer a dirt floor over wall-to-wall carpeting, because to them it would have the same level of cleanliness and probably fewer germs.

White people are petrified of germs, and when they look at a carpet all they can see is everything that has ever been spilled, tracked in, or shaken loose into the carpet fibers. But more disgusting to white people is that wall-to-wall carpeting reminds them of suburban homes, motel rooms, and the horrible apartments that they have visited or lived in over the years. It has no soul. Only germs.

Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are easily cleaned and give a sense of character to a place, since they are often the original flooring in older buildings. It is a well-known white fantasy to purchase a home or apartment that has disgusting carpet and then to pull it up to reveal a beautiful hardwood floor underneath.”
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I like hardwood floors myself....and an area rug, maybe 8 x 10.
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Why not just put quality laminant down in that room, similar to my old bedroom? Realistically, that's going to make a lot more sense when you go for wood like flooring house wide than actual hardwoods and this way you'd already have one room done. Me and my dad did all the floors in my basement and they came out great. The key is just buy high quality flooring.
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“When white people envision their perfect home, it always has hardwood floors. In fact, most white people would prefer a dirt floor over wall-to-wall carpeting, because to them it would have the same level of cleanliness and probably fewer germs.

White people are petrified of germs, and when they look at a carpet all they can see is everything that has ever been spilled, tracked in, or shaken loose into the carpet fibers. But more disgusting to white people is that wall-to-wall carpeting reminds them of suburban homes, motel rooms, and the horrible apartments that they have visited or lived in over the years. It has no soul. Only germs.

Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are easily cleaned and give a sense of character to a place, since they are often the original flooring in older buildings. It is a well-known white fantasy to purchase a home or apartment that has disgusting carpet and then to pull it up to reveal a beautiful hardwood floor underneath.”
Guess I really am white. Lol. Hardwoods add value and they're good for people like me with allergies, since carpets hold and trap everything.

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Why not just put quality laminant down in that room, similar to my old bedroom? Realistically, that's going to make a lot more sense when you go for wood like flooring house wide than actual hardwoods and this way you'd already have one room done. Me and my dad did all the floors in my basement and they came out great. The key is just buy high quality flooring.
I'm doing house-wide hardwoods. I'll do it all at the same time to it wears and matches and such. I don't want laminate because some people will poo-poo that when it comes to re-selling it.
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Guess I really am white. Lol. Hardwoods add value and they're good for people like me with allergies, since carpets hold and trap everything.


I'm doing house-wide hardwoods. I'll do it all at the same time to it wears and matches and such. I don't want laminate because some people will poo-poo that when it comes to re-selling it.
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I could, Yancey. I'll claim I saw a spider inside so I burnt it to the ground! Lol.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #13
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love my hardwood floors. they are 80 years old. had them sanded and refinished when i bought the place.
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love my hardwood floors. they are 80 years old. had them sanded and refinished when i bought the place.
Nice. You have some real ones then. My parents' old house had that.
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My mom works as a realtor for corporate relocation and usually has to get a house spiffy before or after someone moves in or out. Her go-to man is coming Friday to pull the carpet back and inspect the pad. He will then report to his "carpet miracle man" about the situation and would be done. Progress!
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hardwood is money. have it all through out my house except basement which is concrete and now covered by carpet. My house is about to turn 100 and we have the original floors in. Creaky, but they are still there.
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