Here’s how to
• Call the Costco in-home design service
toll-free at 1-888-992-2773 to schedule a complimentary in-home appointment with a designer.
• A designer will come to your home
with carpet samples to review.
• You select the style and color and the
designer will measure your floor and
provide a quote for the job to cover
the carpet and installation.
with high pile height will weigh more than a good-quality carpet with low
Two final points. Most carpets come with some kind of treatment to inhibit staining and soiling. Look for a branded treatment such as Stainmaster. And
be sure the carpet has an anti-static treatment, preferably filaments embedded
within the fibers.
• You approve the quote and the
designer writes up the contract.
• Your order is placed and managed
through client services.
Don’t ignore what’s underneath your carpet
A carpet is only as good as the cushion or pad underneath it. Why?
Because a quality cushion reduces matting and crushing, which decreases pile
height and causes that worn-out look. Be sure to follow the carpet manufacturer’s recommendation when purchasing a pad.
Know the seller
Where you buy a carpet can be as important as what you purchase. Look
for a reputable source that stands behind both the product and the installation
and will handle the entire job from start to finish. The seller should offer
professional guidance to enable you to achieve a solution just right for your
situation. Look for a dealer that sells only premium-grade carpet—from a
quality mill, such as Shaw Industries—that will last as long as you need it to.
Get professional help
Buying carpet is a significant investment, so do it right. Work with a professional designer who knows about carpet and design. Look for someone
who can help you make the right selection based upon your color, style and
functional needs, and who will give you the confidence to go for a look that’s
all your own: your personal fashion statement. Ask for an in-home consultation to look at samples and get help with the selection. This is often complimentary, and is well worth the time. Carpet buying is a complex process worthy of professional guidance. It’s a sure-fire way to gain all the confidence you
need to make the right carpet choice. A