Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rental Property Carpeting - Need A Low Priced Floor Quick?

Rental Property carpeting can be a hassle for a landlord or property manager. Other things usually have to be addressed as well such as painting, an occasional appliance replaced etc. If you have a good source that you can go to for flooring or carpet for your rental property it can make life much easier. BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton, Ga has in stock 4 great colors to choose from on rental property carpeting. The trick with carpeting for rental properties, apartments and flipping houses is to get a piece of carpet that looks OK but is easy on the budget!

Beckler's has in stock these four colors SP Imperial Tan, SP Promo Pebble (pictured), SP Promo Walnut and SP M44. With tons on inventory and priced at just $3.78 per squared yard (that is the price for cuts and small amounts! For multiple rolls ask about quantity discounts.), we move a lot of these colors.

These are plush styles and are perfect for entry level carpet needs. If you have higher end rental properties, Beckler's also has hundreds of rolls in stock on carpet specials and deals listed on our carpet specials section at BecklersCarpet.com. Of course you can call us as well, 1-800-232-5537. We offer FREE samples of any of these products.

With the new year coming, we see things turning around on our end with housing. We hope you are seeing the same thing. As you expand your rental property holdings, Beckler's would like the chance to earn your business on rental carpet specials, carpet tiles, vinyl, and cheap laminate flooring. Give us a call at 1-800-232-5537 and tell us what you need and we will go to work to find you the deal that you need to make the job work and help your budget at the same time. We look forward to hearing from you!
BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton, Ga has been flooring America since 1949!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Shaw Cleartouch - A New Type of PET carpeting

I've often blogged about PET carpet. Not carpet for pets, but PET (polyethylene terephthalate). Shaw Cleartouch is an advancement in P.E.T. carpeting. Traditional P.E.T carpets are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles such as soda bottles (coke bottles as we call them here in the South), ketchup bottles, etc. Shaw Cleartouch is also made from these recycled bottles but it has quite a few enhancements. If you prefer the idea of buying carpet that is more eco friendly than others, a PET carpet is for you. The Cleartouch line by Shaw is the cream of the crop when it comes to PET carpets.

Shaw Cleartouch is designed and manufactured as a continuous filament yarn. Other PET yarns and carpets are not continuous filament. The Cleartouch continuous filament yarn style gives less fuzzing and shedding than other PET yarns. Shaw Cleartouch also wears better over time to do it's enhanced yarn system.

Another feature of Cleartouch by Shaw, is it's built in stain resistance. With a new stain resistance system, it performs much better against soiling and stains than other standard P.E.T carpet.

Lastly, if you get the chance to feel of a sample of Shaw Cleartouch, you will see it's major advantage. The inherit softness for Cleartouch is amazing. It is extremely soft when compared to normal PET carpets and actually feels like upper end nylon products.

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton Ga carries the Shaw Cleartouch products. We would love to have the opportunity to save you money on this exciting Shaw product. Give us a call @ 1-800-232-5537. The phone call is free and might save you hundreds! We do offer free samples on Shaw Cleartouch and many other PET carpet styles, so call us!

We also have a great in stock deal on a 50 ounce PET, Freize style called Sonora. You can find out more about this PET Freize at our carpet specials section on our website.

Stay tuned for more flooring information and tips on how to save money on carpet!

Monday, December 21, 2009

College Football Team Rugs - A Fun Way to Make a Bet With a Friend

College football team rugs are a fun and different way to make a friendly bet with a buddy on a bowl game. College football teams are gearing up for bowl games. Instead of betting your buddy a $100 that the University of Alabama beats The University of Texas in the National Championship game, make the bet for a college team rug! This kind of bet with a tangible prize not only adds fun but gives a little bragging rights! What could pain any more than not only spending money because you lost, but having to buy an opposing team rug for the winner!

The Milliken MyTeam college rug collection offers almost every Division 1 school, FBS and FCS series. With 4 indoor rugs sizes to choose from, a price point for almost any bet can be matched!
You can view here all of the Milliken College Football Team rugs, logos, and sizes.
Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga has great pricing on these college football area rugs. Don't just make a bet this year for money, make it for a team rug and rub it in when you win.
Give us a call at Beckler's to check on pricing on these football school rugs. We can even give an estimate on shipping directly to your (or your buddy's) home. 1-800-232-5537

For a piece of trivia, Auburn and Penn State are the only two that have the option of choosing three logos. There are even two different logos for Montana State. With a wide selection, you will certainly find the school you're looking for in a college football area rug.

BecklersCarpet.com has been flooring America since 1949! 1-800-232-5537

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Handscraped Laminate Flooring - Yes it does exist - Wilsonart!

Laminate flooring can have character with a handscraped finish! Many do it yourself homeowners love the ease of laminate flooring installation but tend to shy away from the slick, plastic looking surface. With Handscraped Laminate by Wilsonart, you can now combine the easy installation of tap and lock laminate floors with a beautiful look and texture.

Wilsonart has been able to reproduce the handscraped look and feel with manufacturing technology that others haven't been able to quite compete with. When you see it, touch it and walk on it, you will really be impressed. No longer does a laminate floor have to look cheap.

Wilsonart handscraped laminate comes in a wide array of choices centered around primarily exotic hardwood species, rarely duplicated in laminate floors to the extent that Wilsonart has achieved.

  • Hickory Plank

  • Aged Timberwood

  • Burnished Maple

  • African Walnut (my favorite!)

  • Sangria Rosewood

  • Olde Oak

If you desire the look of a rustic, handscraped, aged hardwood floor but want the installation to be a snap, then you might want to call Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga and ask for a free sample and price on Wilsonart's Handscraped Laminate series. Wilsonart is one of the leading manufacturers in the world in laminate flooring and BecklersCarpet.com is one of the nation's largest Wilsonart Dealers. Call Beckler's at 1-800-232-5537!

On a side note, we have more trucks arriving daily with new shipments of Carpet Squares! With prices ranging from $.25 per foot on mixed, assorted packages to $.89 on large square footage lots, we have about anything in patterned or solid carpet squares you would need for a flooring project!

Beckler's Carpet has been flooring America since 1949! 1-800-232-5537

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dalton Ga Carpet Deals - Heavy Frieze Special

I have often heard the question "Can you really save money on carpet in Dalton, Ga?". The answer is of course you can! It's no different than buying furniture in North Carolina or Amish communities. If you go directly to where to carpet goods are made, chances are you will save a bunch on if you know how to shop.

The best way to find carpet deals in Dalton is to know what you want before you start. There are so many options and choices that it can become overwhelming if you aren't careful. On top of that, there are many carpet dealers and outlets in Dalton, Ga which just adds to the confusion on the consumers part. (Of course, at Beckler's Carpet we tend to think we are the best choice! 1-800-232-5537)

Step 1 is to decide on the type of carpet you want. For example, you may want a heavy frieze or shag. Or you may want a berber or velvet plush. If you know up front the type and color style, you will have ammo for shopping.

Step 2 is to decide how picky you want to be on the style. If you shop locally in your area first, you can pick a name brand like Shaw, Mohawk, Beaulieu, Gulistan, Royalty, Masland or other major mills. Then pick a specific style and color number. Call a reputable dealer in Dalton and check the pricing versus your local dealers. By doing this type of shopping, you can probably save 15% or so. Remember that when carpet ships from Dalton to another state, there usually is no sales tax which will almost offset shipping charges. make sure to compare final costs to your local pricing. The local dealer will stress that you have to pay shipping to get the carpet, but they never tell you about the sales tax.

If you want to save even more, you don't shop by brand, but instead shop by style. If you call around or check on the web, you will find that Dalton, Ga carpet outlets and wholesalers offer specials that are from smaller carpet mills or may be overstocks, or discontinued product lines. They may very well have the right color in the same style you are looking for. These types of carpet deals can save you tremendous amounts, up to 50%.

For example, at Beckler's Carpet, we offer a carpet special that is called Rodeo Park. Rodeo Park is a very heavy, thick frieze carpet. It is around 50 ounces and feels like a million bucks! It has a luxurious feel and has a nice flecked look to match many neutral room decors. Beckler's sells this frieze for $10.99 per square yard. The equivalent at Home Depot, Lowe's, or your local dealer will run you around $19 per yard. There are all kinds of carpet deals and specials in Dalton like this, but you have to be flexible to take advantage of them. Any reputable carpet dealer in Dalton, will ship you out a free sample on their carpet specials. When shopping for these types of carpet deals and specials, make sure to ask if the carpet deal is first or second quality and about the warranty as well.

Shopping for carpet deals in Dalton, doesn't have to be confusing. At Beckler's Carpet, we try to make the selection and price a perfect match to what you are looking for. Please give us a call at 1-800-232-5537 and let us help save you money on your next floor covering project whether it is carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl or rugs!

As always, if you live nearby in Chattanooga, Atlanta, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville or Nashville, come see us!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Flooring Information News Update

We have a lot of updates going on at Beckler's Carpet! I wanted to pass along the information of some of the things we have going on. Please give us a call if we can help on any of your flooring needs, 1-800-232-5537!

We are about to launch the new luxury vinyl product from Armstrong. it is a vinyl, floating floor available in tiles or planks. It is the most unique and robust designs I've ever seen. This new product will be strong player in the luxury vinyl market!

We have had a new article published on Designer Carpet! There are quite a few homeowners that decide not to go the cheap route on carpet and want a beautiful, designer carpet that makes a statement for many years to come. The article lays out things to look for and consider when selecting a designer carpet.

Beckler's has also launched our Carpet Specials page. We've needed this for a while. We have so many short time carpet specials that we needed to make our customers aware of these special carpet deals. Some of these specials we run can save up to 60% off of name brand carpet offerings. They don't last forever. We think the Rodeo Park will be the best selling carpet we have had in 10 years. It is unbeatable for the money.

We will be taking our wholesale carpet tile program to Surfaces in January in Las Vegas. We think Surfaces will be a great place to showcase our new deals on carpet tiles. Beckler's is getting 1 to 2 truckloads a week in carpet tile promotional goods and they are doing awesome. The carpet tile market is still rapidly growing and Beckler's is poised to serve smaller outlets across the country with this program.

Stay tuned for more upcoming Dalton, Ga flooring information! Let us know if we can help with a deal on your flooring, 1-800-232-5537!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bright Color Carpet Tiles and Squares - Great for Classrooms and Kids Rooms

Bright colored carpet tiles are a fun way to liven up any room or area. Solid colored carpet squares in orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, etc are used in a variety of ways. Carpet tiles in bold colors are typically used in 3 ways. The first is to use them as modular carpeting for wall to wall use in bedrooms, kid's playrooms, bonus rooms, basements etc and anywhere else that you want a bold or fun statement in a room. The second use is to make a custom rug using the bright tiles. Teacher's, daycare centers, and Church nurseries love to make classroom rugs out of these for children to play, sit and read on. The third use for these amazing carpet squares is in specialty retail environments. Not only do they look great, but carpet tile holds up extremely well in a retail environment.

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, GA has just brought in a large amount of these tiles. A wide variety of colors are available. These first quality, bright tiles are 18” by 18” and are 2.25 square feet each. At just $.69 cents per foot, that's only $1.55 per tile! You can view all of these bright colored carpet tiles on our website, or call us at 1-800-232-5537 to order.

You can use these as wall to wall carpet tiles or even make your own classroom rug. To make a rug using these just simply buy the amount of tiles for each color you want and use heavy duct tape underneath to assemble the tiles together to form a bright rug for your classroom, daycare or church nursery! By using 2, 3 or 4 colors, you can create a fun area for children to play on, read on or sit during a lesson. If you buy a few extra tiles, you can always replace a damaged one later if needed.

To figure out how many tiles you need for a rug just decide the approximate size rug you need and lay it out using graph paper. Each tile is 18" by 18". As an example, an area using 8 tiles by 10 tiles would be 144 inches by 180 inches or 12 feet by 15 feet. The 8 tile wide by 10 tile high rug would need 80 tiles. At $1.55 per tile, that's only $124 plus shipping! If you're a teacher strapped for funds, you can always ask for donations from parents to get these bright carpet tiles for you room as well. Many teachers have had success asking for just a $5 donation from student's parents towards a carpet tile rug. We are willing to sell you as many or as little carpet tiles as you need, there is no minimum order amount on these.

Using 2 contrasting colored carpet squares in a pattern also makes a neat look for a playroom, bedroom, bonus room or retail store! Bright colors can stimulate a little one's mind as well as make the room seem more fun. What better way to decorate a playroom than with these inexpensive tiles?

Beckler's Carpet ships modular carpeting all over the country. As we have been in business since 1949, we have great connections as a wholesaler with the manufacturers and are able to get these discounted tiles as they come available. However, it is rare that we get bright colors and once this truckload is gone it may be a year or two before we get more in these colors. Be sure to act quick before they are gone. Give us a call @ 1-800-232-5537 or visit our website carpet tile selection. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Does Armstrong Grand Illusions really look like real hardwood flooring?

Does Armstrong's Grand Illusions Laminate look like real hardwood? YES!

Don't take my word for it, let Beckler's Carpet send you a free sample and look at it yourself. Grand Illusions by Armstrong and Bruce Park Avenue Laminates look like the real thing for several reasons. The patterns that they both use are extremely random. So the grains don't create a repeating pattern across the room. The high gloss finish (some call it a piano finish) gives the same look as a high gloss hardwood floor. These laminate styles, Grand Illusions and Park Avenue, have extremely detailed board character regards less of the "wood" species you select. If you want the ease of lock and fold installation and floating floors and desire the look of the real thing, then you should start your search with these two options. A nice side feature is the thickness of these two laminates gives a similar sound to walking on wood floors as well.

A few notes to consider:

1. These are HIGH gloss finishes. They look amazing. ALL high gloss finishes whether, laminate, real hardwood, or tile require more cleaning. A high gloss finish will show much more dirt, foot prints etc than a low gloss finish. When it's clean it will look like a million bucks, but plan on cleaning a high gloss floor more often than low gloss floor. It's the same principle with Black cars. They look great if they are spotless and are show stoppers. However, black cars look dirtier much quicker than other colors.

2. Grand Illusions and Park Avenue are high performance, high quality laminate floors. However, virtually any floor can scratch, dent or chip if something is dropped on it or you drag a refrigerator or stove over it, even hardwood floors. Just keep in mind that these floors can scratch etc just like others. If you want the look of real wood but are worried about scratches, chips, etc, you should be looking at Luxury Vinyl Planks instead. Start with Karndean, Mannington Adura, Or Nafco planks.

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga carries both Grand Illusions by Armstrong and Bruce Park Avenue. For great deals on both of these floors and many others, it's worth a phone call to us! Call us at 1-800-232-5537. You can also visit our website http://www.becklerscarpet.com/. We have been flooring America since 1949 and look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hardwood Floors or Vinyl Wood Plank flooring - What are the differences?

What is better hardwood flooring or vinyl planks that look like wood? With the recent upswing in the popularity of vinyl planks, it's a question that is frequently asked. Reviews of the newer luxury vinyl plank and tile floors have been very positive and it's an option may are now considering. There are some distinct advantages that both hardwood flooring and vinyl wood plank floors have over each other. Let's take a look at the 2 choices and their differences.

  1. The Look of the floor - It's hard to beat the real thing! Hardwood is a natural floor. There are no patterns and the wood planks each have their own unique character. Hardwood boards can take the color of the stain applied ever so slightly different than one another. These natural variations create a great look that just can't be simulated with vinyl. However, the luxury vinyl products being manufactured today are light years ahead of the vinyl that was used in your Grandmother's kitchen! With new technology like registered embossing, not only can you see the wood grain look in vinyl planks, you can also feel the grain. It's actually pretty amazing. You will be very surprised when you see a luxury vinyl plank floor down. I have had many instances where a customer was standing on a Karndean vinyl plank floor (Karndean is a high quality vinyl tile and plank manufacturer that we sell at Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga) and actually thought it was real hardwood. In most cases, you may be fooled!

  2. Durability - I can go on and on about this. Hardwood may last almost forever, but vinyl, wood looking planks will hold up better for cleaning, stain resistance, mold resistance, scratches, scuffs, and will need no refinishing. Luxury vinyl planks win this category hands down.

  3. Cost - You will be surprised that there is not much of a price difference. You can get hardwood closeout deals under $2.00 a foot if you look hard enough. Vinyl plank wood like floors start around $1.50 per foot. The better quality planks begin in the $2 per foot range similar to hardwood pricing. Installation cost vary dramatically across the country. Vinyl planks in some areas cost slightly less to install but not enough to make a significant difference between the two.

  4. Adding value to your home - Hardwood floors (as well as other natural floors like ceramic, stone, marble, etc) will add value to your home if you ever try to sell it. Vinyl planks will not. Luxury vinyl is not nearly the drawback that traditional vinyl is but in the minds of consumers it's still not the real thing.

  5. Water issues in kitchens, bathrooms, basements etc. - There is no comparison. Vinyl planks will win this argument 100% of the time. Hardwood floors, even engineered hardwood hate moisture, water leaks spills etc. Luxury vinyl wood planks are not affected by water. The absolute worst case with vinyl plank flooring is the planks adhesive is compromised and the planks have to be installed. With hardwood flooring, if you have a dishwasher leak the entire floor or most of it will have to be replaced.

  6. Large pets - Again, vinyl planks are the winner. Luxury vinyl holds up much better than hardwood with scratches, dents, pet accidents (do not stain or absorb the odor), or ever have to be refinished.

  7. Sound - OK, this is a weird one but some consumers like the sound of walking on hardwood. Luxury vinyl cannot simulate the same sound as walking on a 3/4" solid oak floor.

  8. Warmth to the feet - This is another odd difference some customers mention. A hardwood floor can seem "cold" to bare feet or feet with socks (some say this about ceramic as well). Vinyl will hold warmth better on the surface and will have a much warmer feel, especially on those cold mornings when you get out of bed!

As you can see, it is not clear cut which is the better floor. When comparing hardwood floors to vinyl wood plank flooring, you have to consider what the most important features are that you are looking for and need.

Whether you decide on hardwood or vinyl planks, please give us a call at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537. We carry all major brands of wood flooring including Bruce, Anderson, BR-111, Shaw, Mohawk, Robbins and many others. Beckler's also sell virtually every major brand of luxury vinyl plank including, Nafco, Karndean, Konecto, and Mannington. You can view all of our luxury vinyl plank and tile products on BecklersCarpet.com.

We are based in Dalton, Ga just an hour North of Atlanta, 30 minutes South of Chattanooga, and within 2 hours of Birmingham, Huntsville, Knoxville and Nashville. We will also gladly send you a sample directly to your doorstep of any product we carry. Just give us a call. 1-800-232-5537. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What and Where to Buy Carpet Flooring for an RV Camper

I have run across many a camper and RV'er who isn't really sure on where to start for the two most popular needs that a camper runs across.

The first type of flooring that I get asked about is where to get an outdoor piece of carpet for putting outside a travel trailer, 5th wheel camper or a pop up camper. It's pretty simple, just locate a flooring store that stocks outdoor carpet or grass. Usually, outdoor carpet and grass carpet is pretty inexpensive. Both come available in 6ft and 12ft widths. Normally for putting something right outside a camper, 6 foot wide goods will work just fine. You can even use boat carpet which is sometimes available in 8 foot widths. Outdoor carpet, artificial grass or turf and boat carpet are all suited well for getting wet and also extremely flexible and pliable for folding up and taking with you when you're done camping. You should be able to buy any of these types of flooring and carpet for around $4.99 a yard, maybe even less if you find someone that sells carpet seconds and offgoods in these products. Beckler's Carpet in Dalton Ga, usually has good deals on grass carpet and outdoor carpet as well, 1-800-232-5537. A hint is that 6 foot wide products are much easier and cheaper to ship around the country.

If you are looking to put new carpet in your rv or camper, you might want to consider using commercial carpet tiles. They can be cheap (Beckler's sells them as little as $.89 per square foot) and easy to install. With some double sided tape or adhesive dots, you can put them in an RV camper in little time and with minimal effort. The plus side is that they don't mind a little water on them if you're tracking in from outside and they can be removed later for pressure washing if they get too dirty. Commercial carpet tiles also have a low pile height so they shouldn't interfere with being to thick to install. These tiles also handle heavy traffic extremely well.

I hope this gives you an idea on what to consider! I plan on getting a travel trailer or pop up soon myself so I hope to see you on the road somewhere!

Be sure to call us at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537 and let us have a shot at your next flooring project.

Friday, November 27, 2009

What kind of Carpet flooring to use for a Roller Skating rink?

I'm sure this isn't a daily question, but what are the best options for carpeting around a roller skating rink?

Well for starters, you need a short pile carpet so the skates will roll just fine on the floor. Any type of plush, shag etc, will not work. The shorter the carpet height and denser the carpet the better. What you really need is one of two options.

Option 1 is commercial carpet tile. Commercial carpet tiles are a form of modular carpeting that come in tiles or squares with the backing pre attached. These are usually 18 inches by 18 inches all the way up to 36 inches by 36 inches. These have a short, thick construction which works great for around the outside of the skating rink. Also, as they are modular, you can replace them easily if one or a few become torn or stained. The nice thing is you can find these at a heavy discount at Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, GA for as low as 89 cents per square foot (or sometimes even cheaper!).

Option 2 is to go with a short pile commercial carpet that is roll goods. These can come in 15 and 12 foot wide selections. You can also check out Joy Carpet, a manufacturer of unique glow in the dark carpeting for places like roller rinks, arcades, game rooms, card rooms, home theaters, etc. Beckler's in Dalton also sells many different types of inexpensive commercial carpet as well as all of the products made by Joy Carpet.

Give us a call at www. BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537 for any unique carpeting projects you may have!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oriental and Area Rug Dealer in Atlanta-Great Deals!

So you've decided it's time to get that Area rug or Oriental rug that you have been putting off for a while? There are plenty of rug dealers in Atlanta. How do you decide where to start?

You might consider finding one close to you for convenience. It might make sense to decide a specific rug you are looking for first. Or, you may decide that price or selection are the main factors.

At Beckler's Carpet you don't have to decide on which of the above is the most important. We are only 45 minutes North of Marietta and open until 6pm during the week and 4pm on Saturdays. Beckler's carries virtually every brand of Oriental (handwoven and machine made) and Area rugs. With brands like Dalyn, Nourison, Momeni, Shaw Living and many others, your options and selections in our Rug showroom will impress you and are well worth the short trip up to see us.

If you're wondering, yes, we can have custom rugs madewith borders and accents to match your exact decor no matter how simple or exotic your request.

Shopping in Atlanta to buy the perfect rug or carpet doesn't have to be hard. One trip to Beckler's can get you the unique rug you want at a great price without the hassle of multiple trips all over the perimeter! Give us a call at 1-800-232-5537 and ask for the rug department for directions, information or even pricing if you already know what you want. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Beckler's Carpet has been flooring America since 1949! 1-800-232-5537 Exit 328 off of I-75

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trying to Find a Carpet Seconds Wholesaler?

If you're looking to find a Carpet Wholesaler who stocks seconds, promotionals, off goods, clearances, overruns etc, than it can sometimes seem like your looking for a needle in a haystack. Most of these deals originate in Dalton, GA and then filter throughout the retail stores across the country. You will more than likely have to purchase your carpets from one of the flooring wholesalers to get the best deal. By the time it gets to your local dealer, the cheap prices have been eaten up by multiple mark ups.

If you're within a few hours of Dalton for example, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Huntsville, Knoxville, Nashville, etc a short drive can save hundreds or thousands of dollars. However, what if you're not?

The most simple way is to call a large wholesaler in Dalton and tell them what you are looking for (hopefully you will call us at Beckler's Carpet, 1-800-232-5537!). Beckler's receives approximately 2 to 3 tractor trailers a week in carpet seconds, overruns, overstock etc. Tell us what kind of carpet (shag, plush, Berber, frieze, printed commercial), the color (as an example, light brown, dark green, burgundy, mauve, chocolate etc), and any other specifics about what you want and we can send out a free sample direct to you that day of our current selections that fit your needs.

Beckler's inspects every single roll of carpeting that is bought as a second, closeout, overstock etc. We grade these as A, B, C, or D. A's and B's are an excellent option to consider. Although, seconds in carpets don't come with a warranty, the actual construction of the carpet is perfectly fine. the carpet me be slightly off color or have slight line discolorations that you will never see once installed.

As a Wholesale dealer who stocks these promotionals, closeouts, and seconds, Beckler's can offer up to a 60 or 70% savings over a first quality floor that you might find in a local independent flooring outlet or the large home improvement stores.
These carpet deals don't last long and they sell quickly! Call us at 1-800-232-5537 or visit http://www.becklerscarpet.com/ for more great flooring deals. Tell us you saw it on the blog!
If you would like more information about carpet off goods, you can read more in our of our articles about Carpet Seconds.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Milliken Discount Carpet Tiles and Squares

Milliken is an industry leader in commercial carpet tiles and modular squares. Commercial carpet tiles and squares are used in everything from offices, restaurants, commercial buildings, day care centers, schools and even homes (great for basements, playrooms, bonus rooms, etc.).

Carpet tile is the easiest flooring to install. If it's a commercial application you will want to use glue. In a residential setting or home you can loose lay them or use double sided tape. The advantage of modular carpet is that you can replace a tile very easily later on if it becomes dirty or damaged.

If you're looking to use carpet squares or tile, you will definitely want to consider buying discounted carpet tiles. Discounted carpet squares and tiles made from carpet can save you up to 70% or so.

These discount carpet tiles are usually promotional goods, overruns or seconds. BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton, carries many styles in large amounts of Milliken Carpet Tiles in seconds and offgoods. Our inventory varies weekly so be sure to call us at 1-800-232-5537 to check availability on what we currently have in stock. Please can check out our current inventory here at Milliken Discounted Carpet Tiles and Squares. Make sure you mention you saw it on the blog!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Konecto Vinyl Plank Flooring - Wood Look with Performance

Konecto vinyl floors are high quality resilient flooring crafted to mimic hardwood planks. Konecto both looks and feels similar to wood because of the embossing that takes place in the manufacturing process. There are a ton of features that come with Konecto Vinyl "Wood" plank flooring.

  • In some cases in can be installed over existing hard surface floors

  • Super easy to clean

  • Waterproof and extremely stain resistant

  • Will not chip or crack (unlike real wood and ceramic tile)

  • Much warmer underfoot than other hard surface flooring

  • You can replace planks later if needed.

There are several primary series of Konecto (MetroFloor) products. These are the Country, Prestige (Sunrise), Sierra, Bellagio, and Sorento. Warranties vary from 7 years all the way up to 30 years depending on the product you pick.

Konecto also offers planks and tiles that simulate other natural surfaces such as Slate, Stone, marble and Tile.

Konecto can also be affordable when compared to other high end vinyl plank products. Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, GA offers unbeatable deals on Konecto and stocks various styles ready to ship same day to anywhere in the country. Just because the prices are discounted and cheap doesn't mean the value is! You can also visit BecklersCarpet.com for more info and selection on Konecto.

Be sure to give us a call at Becklers Carpet, 1-800-232-5537 and let us give you pricing that will make you glad you called! As with all of our discount floorcovering products, there is no sales tax when shipped outside of GA. Be sure to mention you saw it on the blog! We look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hardwood and Laminate Floor Clearances

If you're looking to do a room or two and need to find a deal on hardwood or laminate floors, finding a clearance sale is a great way to save a lot of money. If you aren't super picky, you can get your floor cheap, maybe even save up to 70%. Clearances or closeouts on laminate and wood flooring are typically when a dealer has small lots left over from a large buy they have made. Wood and laminate deals may also be when a style or color has been discontinued. These small lots aren't enough to do an entire home but usually you can find enough to do a room or several rooms. It makes sense to the dealer to offer substantially lower pricing on these small amounts to clear the inventory.

Low prices on Laminate can be found discounted around $0.59 cents per foot. Even prefinished solid and engineered hardwood can be bought for as little as $0.69 cents per foot. That can mean a huge savings to help with a tight budget!

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, GA has a large selection of closeouts on both laminate and hardwood floors. For example, Kempas solid hardwood flooring as low as $.99 per foot. Solid Kempas normally sells for around $5.00 a foot! Engineered Brazilian Cherry for as little as $.59 cents per square foot. Even Wilsonart flooring as cheap as $1.49 (that's a super deal for Wilsonart).

Please check here to view our Hardwood and Laminate Clearance Center. You can also call us Monday through Friday until 6pm and Saturdays until 4pm to ask about these and other deals, 1-800-232-5537! If you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Huntsville, Knoxville or Nashville, you within a short drive to see these yourself. We would love to have you visit! Be sure to mention you saw it on the blog.

Thanks for visiting our Dalton, GA flooring information blog!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flexitec Floor - Vinyl Loose Lay Product

Flexitec Vinyl Floors have become very popular over recent years with the advent of loose lay vinyl flooring. The ease of a loose lay, vinyl resilient floor gives all the advantages of the high performance of vinyl with the ease of no glue installation (depending on your room width for seaming).

With Flexitec, you have a wide array of product offerings including Canyon, Step, Luna, Wonderwood (Wonderwood - Santiago pictured above), Avanti and others. Flexitec vinyl floor covering gives a wonderful, simulated wood look or even the realistic look of natural tile.

Of course Flexitec is easy to clean and maintain since it is a vinyl based product. It's unique PVC base prevents Flexitec from curling and cracking as other vinyl products may tend to do over time.

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, GA is known not only for some of the best deals on carpet, but loose lay vinyl as well. We carry virtually every brand of resilient vinyl including Flexitec. We also carry inventory in seconds and off goods in loose lay vinyl to offer even deeper savings! Whether you drive to see us from Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga or Knoxville or you need us to ship your vinyl directly to your doorstep, Beckler's can save you money!
Be sure to call us at 1-800-232-5537 and ask about Flexitec and other loose lay vinyl deals! You can also visit us at http://www.becklerscarpet.com/. Be sure to mention the blog!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mullican Hardwood Floor Special on Solid Plank

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga has purchased 10 trailer loads of Mullican Hardwood Floors. Very often a consumer has to choose between a cabin grade (low end, high waste, grade with high amounts of defects) and select grade (premium board quality, little to no waste on installation) with price being the deciding factor. With the pricing that Beckler's has on the Quail Hollow series from Mullican, you can buy Select grade, Oak, solid / nail down, prefinished hardwood flooring for the same price as you would pay for cabin grade! The Quail Hollow series is a 3" wide plank with an aluminum oxide finish that has been graded out as a select product with a 25 year warranty. Even the so called "Liquidators" and salvage centers can't touch our price of $2.79 per foot on this 3/4" nail down wood floor offering.

3/4 inch, prefinished flooring from Mullican is a great option if you are building or remodeling. Solid oak floors add value as well as give a distinguished look to any room. At our price of $2.79, you are going to save around $1 a foot compared to any other deal in the country (that's saving $1,000 on a 1,000 square foot job!). With this kind of savings, you could even have money left over to purchase some great rugs for your new floor (Beckler's has an amazing rug center filled with virtually every brand of custom, woven and print rugs).

Quail Hollow, a part of the Mullican Hardwood flooring line is available in 4 great colors, Gunstock, Saddle, Red Oak Natural, and Stirrup. Beckler's Carpet has all 4 in stock in Dalton, GA (just a short drive from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Knoxville, Nashville and Huntsville!). Of course we ship all over the country as well and there is no sales tax if shipped outside of GA.
We would love to ship you out a FREE sample today of any of the colors. Please give us a call, 1-800-232-5537 and ask about the special on Quail Hollow by Mullican. You can also visit http://www.becklerscarpet.com/hardwood/displaydetail.php?p_id=767&coll_id=730&manu_id=9 for more details on this great product!
Stay tuned for more great Dalton, GA flooring information.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Earthwerks Vintage Wood Look Plank - Awesome look with Great Performance

Earthwerks Vinyl Flooring has a unique series of luxury vinyl plank called Vintage. Vintage has two colors, Light Grey and a "Washed Gunstock" Brown. Both simulate a Barnwood, rustic look.

These are pretty specific looks that recreate a very worn look without the hassle of using real wood. In the right room, or even storefront setting, this look can give a cabin feel or an outdoors aura.

The nice thing is that this vinyl product uses what is called registered embossing. This means that not only do you see knots and grains in the simulated wood, but you can also feel them. It's very impressive that Earthwerks can design a product that looks so real and performs so amazing.

The benefits to luxury vinyl by Earthwerks and other manufacturers is that this new style of vinyl out performs virtually every other floor choice on the market.

It's hard to scratch. Great for pets.

Water spills and even leaks do not harm the product. Hint, Kitchens, Basements, and Bathrooms!

Nearly impossible to chip, break or crack.

Easy cleaning. Sweep and damp mop occasionally.

Warm on the feet, unlike wood and ceramic tile.


Mold Resistant.

As stain resistant as Laminate. Way more resistant than wood.

I've been racking my brain on where this series would look great. Some ideas might be in a home with a weathered look. The gray would look great in a sunroom in a beachfront home with the right layout as well. Cabins are an obvious choice. Also, a gentleman's study or office would be a nice setting for this. Any sporting goods store would look great with this product as well.

For more styles and looks, you can visit the main site of Earthwerks at http://www.earthwerks.net/.

If you would like to see a sample or get pricing be sure to call us at BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton, GA, 1-800-232-5537!

We ship all over the country and there is no sales tax when shipped outside GA. We give some of the best pricing you will find anywhere in the country and will save you money! We look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lyptus Wood Flooring - A New Eco Friendly Hardwood

Lyptus wood flooring, made from Eucalyptus trees is poised to be a big trend in hardwood floors. Recently introduced, it solves the dilemma of wanting an exotic hardwood floor but without the worries of harming the environment.

Why is Lytpus hardwood considered an Eco product? First of all, Lyptus flooring comes from trees in Brazil that are grown and harvested on FSC (Forresty Stewardship Council) managed farms. With that certification, you can rest assured that responsible harvesting and replanting are taking place. However, the biggest advantage is Eucalyptus trees reach maturity for harvest around 14- 16 years, as compared to Oak around 100 years. You might be thinking that this is still longer than Bamboo harvesting which is around 5 years. You're right, however this is real hardwood, not grass that has been glued together to simulate a hard surface!

If you are interested, what are the options? It is pretty limitless! You can get Lyptus in both solid and engineered (both can be refinished), factory - prefinished or unfinished, stained or natural, and in widths ranging from 2 inches to 4 inches.

The look of Lyptus has been compared to Mahogany. I also personally think it is a dead ringer for unstained Brazilian Cherry or Kempas. We just featured the Lyptus wood this weekend at the Chattanooga Home Show and the look received BIG reviews from flooring shoppers.

Pricing ranges from the high $2 to $6 per foot window depending on the option you choose.

For more factory information on Lyptus wood you can visit http://www.lyptus.com/. You can see the various colors and stains available as well as learn more about Lyptus.

When you see something you like, give BecklersCarpet.com a call, 1-800-232-5537 and let us get pricing and a FREE sample for you!

Of course we carry all other types of Hardwood flooring and other Eco options as well. We hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Modular Carpet Squares

What's the best way to save money on Modular Carpet Squares? You can shop til' you drop to try and find the best price on carpet squares and tiles, but there is a trick to finding great, hidden deals on this exciting popular flooring trend.

1. If you find a specific style you want locally or on a website such as Shaw, Milliken, or Interface Flor, and then try to compare that across various dealers, you are still working off of a high bar. First quality, running line modular carpet squares and tiles are expensive, very expensive. Some of these can run as much as $6 a foot! Large flooring dealers work on tight markups, the best price you may find over another on first quality goods may only save you an additional 15%.

2. Try a dealer (obviously, BecklersCarpet.com !) that stocks in quantity, seconds, overruns and promotionals in modular carpet tiles and squares. By going with off goods and clearance tiles, you will save from 30% to 60%. If you aren't super picky, chances are you will be able to find a color and pattern that will work in these types of closeouts on the modular squares.

3. For a phenomenal price, if the goal is to have a floor that is functional and cool looking, consider going with an assorted lot or batch of tiles. This is a truly modular approach. Many flooring dealers who wholesale carpet squares will have very small lots of 5 or less tiles. These are hard to sell as they aren't enough to do a room or even mix with another color to complete a job. You can get these very small lots and singles for prices you wouldn't even believe. What you can do is go with a rainbow assortment, use light and dark squares to contrast (this is a neat look!) or go with a primary color scheme, such as blue, earth tones etc. By using a primary color, even though all the tiles are different shades, or patterns, they will blend as you put them down. At BecklersCarpet.com, in Dalton, GA, we have these assorted squares as well.

Whether your project is a small basement or a large office complex, you can use these techniques to save a bundle on your next flooring project! We hope you give us a call for Modular carpet squares and tiles. We know we can save you money, just give us a shot! 1-800-232-5537. Tell your sales person you saw it on the blog!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What's the best flooring for a basement?

What's the best flooring for a basement? When your putting a floor in a finished basement moisture and the subfloor material are two of the more critical issues you have to deal with. When addressing the issues of a basement the more obvious choices seem to stand out. The choices I'm going to throw at you aren't to be taken as absolute gospel but they are a very good starting point as considerations.

Ceramic Tile is a very good option. Ceramic holds up well with moisture and humidity. You can also install it over concrete whether using true ceramic with a backerboard or even the kwik tile, glueless, ceramic floating floor.

My favorite however, is carpet tile. The cheaper the better. I would stay with the commercial style instead of a fluffy, plush design. Commercial carpet tiles have a very durable backing and actually hold up better than you would realize with water and humidity. You can pressure wash them for goodness sake! If you can do that to them, a damp basement won't hurt the tile. The other reason I like commerical carpet tiles is of course the price and the fact that it is very easy to do yourself. As the cheapest and easiest flooring available on the market, it's kind of a no brainer.

The last option is a luxury vinyl flooring product. The total installed cost may run a little less than ceramic. It will hold up pretty well as well with the moisture problems. I would not use a peel and stick product though. Those tiles or planks will be coming up soon as the adhesive on them isn't very rugged for the long haul.

One other option is to paint the concrete or stain the concrete. I know very little about these options but you're kind stuck with the concrete being there one way or the other anyway. Probably the cheapest option is to get some paint and a clear coat and go to it. It won't be very soft on the feet but it would get the job done I guess.

I do not consider laminate a viable option. Moisture kills laminate floors. There are some very good moisture barrier/pad combinations available but it just isn't on my favorite list for basements due to the potential for issues later on. With that being said, I actually have laminate in my own finished basement, but it was that way when I purchased the house. I haven't had any problems yet (knock on wood) but the basement is dry as a bone. If ever re-do the room I will use another option.

I hope this helped a little bit! If you are looking to do your basement and aren't sure what to use or where to start PLEASE give us a call. We are here to help you. We get a lot of satisfaction from helping consumers pick the right floor for any room or application. We feel that if we help you get a great looking floor and it's the right floor, you'll come back the next time you need flooring. That's how we've done it since 1949 and it seems to work! Give us a call @ 1-800-232-5537.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What's the Best Flooring For a Kitchen?

This is another question we get asked a lot over the phone, in the store and especially at home shows! So what is the best flooring for a kitchen?

These are just my opinions! I'm sure there are varying thoughts out there but I try to take a very practical approach on this one.

When looking at kitchen floor applications I think there are three main considerations. Water on the floor, ease of cleaning and dents - scratches.

I think the two best overall options are luxury vinyl plank and tile or ceramic tile. I'll explain why.

Luxury vinyl plank and tile are very heavy commercial rated, individual planks or tiles of vinyl. These are not your typical sheet good vinyl products nor the peel and stick junk you see at the home improvement stores. This is the same stuff you are standing on in the clothing section at the nation's largest retailer (when you're at W*&mart and in the clothing section, look down at what you're standing on, it will look like wood). If it can handle their traffic it will certainly handle the traffic in your kitchen! The tiles as well mimic ceramic, slate or stone and look as awesome as the wood plank look. These planks and tiles go down individually so it doesn't have the appearance of the cheap stuff. Luxury planks and tiles hold up great with water spills, far better than hardwood or laminate. If you have ever had laminate in your kitchen and had a water leak under the dishwasher you certainly know what I'm talking about! LVTP (luxury vinyl tile and plank) also performs very well against scratches and dents. The kitchen is a place where things tend to get dropped or scraped and can be a problem area if you're not careful. LVTP is super easy to clean as well! With a cleaners on the market by manufacturers such as Bona Kemi and others, a simple damp mop does the trick. My favorite LVTP products are by Karndean (knight Tile-Warm Oak, pictured upper left), Nafco and for the budget minded, Earthwerks Pacific plank is hard to beat.

Ceramic tile holds up better than virtually anything else with water issues. Ceramic tile is apt to crack or break if you drop something very heavy on it, but at least tiles can be replaced. Regular foot traffic does nothing to ceramic. It is susceptible to scratches from dragging the fridge etc, but hopefully you won't do that! Ceramic can also add value to your home, whether real or buyer perceived and that can mean something later. Ceramic is pretty easy on day to day maintenance. Just make sure a good sealant is put on the grout when you have it installed.

So why didn't I mention hardwood or laminate? Let me say that I love hardwood! Hardwood and laminate have their place in the home. The potential of water issues can be a problem. One big leak from your icemaker or sink and your beautiful Brazilian Cherry Wood Flooring or laminate floor is toast. Wood can be very susceptible to denting. It's not as bad as it used to be with the newer aluminum oxide finishes but it can dent. Laminate in most cases is hard to scratch if little weight is applied, but water is a killer for laminate.

My thoughts on this are just that, thoughts. If you are dead set on hardwood flooring in the kitchen, than go for it! It's your kitchen and you need to be happy with it (just make sure you give us a shot at your business!!). If you can only afford an inexpensive laminate floor, then by all means, put it in. I just wanted to give you a little up front information to think about so your decision isn't an impulse buy on how nice something looks or the color matches the cabinets perfectly. When choosing a floor for a kitchen there is a lot more at stake than what just meets the eye.

Be sure to check back soon for an update on our carpet squares designing tips!

Give us a call at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537! We can help you with any of these options, vinyl tile or plank, ceramic tile from Daltile, Emser and others, all species of hardwood flooring, and laminate as well. You can view all of our vinyl plank and tile offerings at BecklersCarpet.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

College Team Rugs - It's Football time!

Well it's finally here! I thought I wouldn't make it through the offseason of recruiting, spring practice, scrimmages etc, but I did. I really pumped up about college football starting up this week. With the season just starting, a lot of people will be looking to buy college team rugs or NFL rugs. The My Team series of Milliken offers a HUGE variety of teams from Texas to Tennessee, from Alabama to Arizona. We seem to get a lot of requests for SEC Schools and Big 10 schools. Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan are usually to the biggest requested mats and rugs. The My Team series, offers sizes from 3' by 4' all the way up to 11' by 13'. You can get your team logo, or your team's logo on a football field rug or a basketball court as well. These college rugs are officially licensed by the NCAA as well so you know you're getting the real deal on a Milliken My Team rug.

This Milliken Carpet line also offers full room sized carpet! If you're a hardcore fan you can go all out and do the perfect man cave that all of your buddies will be envious of!

NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA teams are available too. Of course with College Football teams taking the field next weekend, we can put off the other sports for a little while huh?

If you're itching to support your team and want to be ready for the big game don't just get the big screen TV, add a college team rug and put the room over the top! Give us a call at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537 and let us help you pick the right one out. We can ship anywhere in the nation and have you're rug there in no time.

Keep us in mind for all of your Dalton, Ga flooring information needs!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Earthwerks Vinyl Plank - A Great Looking Floor!

Earthwerks is a manufacturer of Hardwood, Laminate, and Luxury Vinyl planks and Tile. All of Earthworks products are designed around the natural look to create a beautiful look for your home or room.

BecklersCarpet.com features Earthwerks Luxury Vinyl Planks as a great choice for for those wanting the look of real wood, desire a high performance floor but without the maintenance and worries about scratches that come with hardwood flooring. If you have pets or children, luxury vinyl planks are an awesome option that you should consider!

Earthwerks offers several lines of luxury vinyl planks. Pacific Plank is an amazing value for an entry level vinyl plank. With a light commercial rating, it will hold up well for any residential traffic. Pacific plank also creates a wonderful floor with the look of real hardwood. Don't confuse this with the peel and stick variety that you see at the home improvement centers! This floor will last a long time and will stay down when installed properly. For more information on Earthwerks vinyl plank or tile, please call us at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537.

BecklersCarpet.com also features Karndean Luxury Vinyl, Nafco, and many other major brands of this exciting new flooring option. BecklersCarpet.com will also be glad to send out FREE samples on any of these products, just let us know!
Of course, we also carry a wide variety of hardwood flooring if you're looking for the real thing! Give us a call at 1-800-626-6936 for any flooring projects you have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Berber Carpeting - Still a Popular Flooring Choice

With the popularity of Berber carpeting in the 1980's, you would think the style has slowed down. Actually, it hasn't dropped off very much. The big loop look is still very appealing to many consumers and we literally sell Berber everyday at BecklersCarpet.com.

If you're considering Berber Carpet, you will need to decide a few things.

  • Do you want a solid or flecked/mixed color? The flecked is great for hiding soils.

  • Can you afford to buy a Nylon/Olefin blend or all Nylon product. These two types will far outperform a traditional Olefin yarn on wear, crushing, and stain resistance,

  • Do you know a very experienced installer? A good installer is very important when it come to Berber Carpeting. Seam are critical. If a poor seam is made, then loops could become frayed later on.

BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537, has been stocking and selling Berber Carpet from many years. If you think you might be interested in looking at it for your next home project or rental property, give us a call and we will be glad to send you out a few samples to get you started! We sell all major brands as well as some of other brands that can give you a great bang for your buck.

Of course, if you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Huntsville, Knoxville or Nashville, consider a short trip to see us at our showroom in Dalton! We are open throughout the week until 6pm Eastern and even on Saturdays til 4pm. We hope to see or hear from you soon!

I'll be posting more flooring information later this week on using carpet tiles to create your own rug kit as promoted by major tile manufacturers, like Flor.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bamboo Flooring - Looking for a Dealer?

Bamboo Flooring has become a recent hot commodity in the flooring industry. With the recent push for Eco and Green Friendly products, Bamboo floors have started gaining ground on traditional Hardwood products.

Many view Bamboo as an environmentally friendly product because it can be harvested in 3-6 years. Once the product is harvested, it can then regenerate in the same spot with little to no fertilizer.

BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton Ga (just 30 minutes from Chattanooga, an hour from Atlanta, and 2 hrs from Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville and Nashville!) has a great offering on Bamboo flooring. Do better understand Bamboo, you need a little information on the product's basic terms.

  1. Carbonized versus Non Carbonized - Non-Carbonized has a very light and natural look. If you want a "sweeter" more honey toned color you might want to consider a carbonized Bamboo. One side effect to note is that the process to Carbonize Bamboo softens the surface of the wood by about 10% so it will be slightly more susceptible to denting and scratching.

  2. Horizontal, Vertical, and Strand Woven - Horizontal and Vertical are basically the same structure but have a different grain look. Horizontal boards will have a joint spot sometimes called a "knuckle." Some consumers like this look. For those that don't, you need to look at a Vertical board design with a more traditional wood grain effect. Strand Woven Bamboo is a high end product that may cost you more than a exotic hardwood species. The bamboo for this product is sometimes harvested a little later than others and is also treated in the processing differently. By this change, it is a harder more dense wood like product. It is an excellent product but will be a significant investment versus regular horizontal or vertical boards. Also, the Strand Woven Bamboo has a slightly darker color like Carbonized boards but without the sacrifice of a softer surface.

  3. Engineered versus Solid - The jury seems out on this choice. Engineered can be installed over a concrete floor, whereas solid cannot. However, some schools of thought think solid Bamboo flooring is better because it may be a more hard, dense product and can give more years of refinishing. You can't go wrong with either, however if you want a more traditional style and a better chance to add value, go with solid (in hardwood flooring solid will usually add more value than engineered because it will typically have a much longer life span due to the many refinishes the floor can have).

If you're thinking about installing a Bamboo floor give us a call at BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton, GA. We will be more than glad to discuss your needs and ship you FREE samples! Of course, if you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville or Nashville, we would love for you to visit us! Call us @ 1-800-232-5537 for a great deal on Bamboo!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Chattanooga Hardwood Flooring

Looking for a Hardwood Flooring Store in Chattanooga? Have you thought about looking just 25 minutes South in Dalton, GA?

You may be looking for traditional Prefinished Oak hardwood flooring, or even an exotic species such as Brazilian Cherry, Mahogany, Kempas, Tigerwood, Bamboo, Maple, or Asian Walnut (Acacia). Dalton is a great place to consider shopping for your next wood floor!

BecklersCarpet.com carries both traditional and Exotics. In fact, we even offer some of the latest and hottest species for less than you can find anywhere on the web or the entire country, let alone Chattanooga! Where else can you find Asian Walnut for $4.29/sqft?

BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton GA is very easy and quick to get to from Chattanooga. Just take I-75 South to exit 328 (the exit just past the Walnut Avenue exit). At the top of the exit ramp, take a right. Just look to your right and there we are! You can also call us @ 1-800-232-5537 for directions or if you would like for us to send you a free sample of something you see on our website (Hardwood Flooring, carpet, Laminate, Luxury Vinyl Plank, Etc).
We are open Monday through Friday until 6pm and now on Saturdays 9am until 4pm. It is worth the drive or a phone call!

We hope to see you soon. Please give us a chance to earn your business. We've been a Dalton Flooring Wholesaler since 1949 and know how to save you money and give world class service! Whether you're from Chattanooga or Chicago, call us and let us help you on your next project, 1-800-232-5537. See you soon!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

HGTV - Carpet Tiles and Squares

We have seen a recent increase in requests for Cheap Carpet Tiles due to episodes on HGTV and other Do-It-Yourself networks. Being able to completely do a floor with a custom look at a fraction of the cost of traditional flooring seems to be catching on!

You really can do these in an afternoon and for significantly less than the cost compared to regular carpet, padding and installation. If you have a creative sense, you can even give your floor the appearance of a unique design that will blow your friends away. Even the lowest priced carpet, padding and installation will cost you around $11 per yard. With discount carpet squares, you can install quickly and easily for around $8.00/yd or $0.89 per foot (or less if you can use the popular quilted look, assorted pattern).

A few of us worked a home show this weekend and had some tiles out to show and quite a few people walking by stopped to inquire if these were the same tiles that HGTV had been running shows on. It also seems some of the other DIY network shows have featured these as well. It's important to note that to save money, you need to be able to buy factory irregulars, promptionals or seconds to get a great deal on inexpensive tiles. First quality tiles are expensive and can run as high as $9 per foot! Be cautious!

We had a variety of patterns including using two and three colors to checkerboard, spiderweb, border, etc and many people stopped to comment on unique and classy the looks of the floors were.
If you are looking for a one of a kind floor and want to pay less than everyone else in the neighborhood for this great look using carpet tiles, be sure to call us at BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton GA, 1-800-232-5537 and ask about our current in stock deals on cheap carpet tiles!

OwenCarpet.com was Featured by the NBC Today Show as the #1 Place in America to Buy Floorcovering! 1-800-626-6936

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hardwood Flooring Dealer in Atlanta, GA

Looking for a Hardwood Dealer in Atlanta GA? If you live in Atlanta, GA you have a lot of options for hardwood flooring within a short drive. There are quite a few flooring stores in the Metro area. However, many in Atlanta don't realize just how close the floorcovering capitol of the world is! Dalton, GA is just about 45 minutes North of Marietta. Dalton has the best deals in the country on Hardwood, Carpet, Laminate and Vinyl products. Why not consider saving hundreds or maybe even thousands with just a phone call and/or short drive up I-75?

Obviously, we think BecklersCarpet.com has the best deals on hardwood floors not just in Georgia, but the country as well. We've been a staple of Dalton since 1949 in the floorcovering business and are one of the original wholesalers.

When it come to Hardwood Floors, you will have many choices to consider:
  • Finished versus Unfinished. BecklersCarpet.com sells virtually any type of prefinished wood floor you can imagine.

  • Engineered or Solid Wood. We carry both types to help you fill either need. Solid and Engineered woods both have their pro's and con's. We can help to explain these to you to help in deciding!

  • Traditional Species or Exotic. Oak is still king when it comes to hardwood floors. However, Owen Carpet not only carries Oak, but virtually every species including Asian Walnut, Brazilian Cherry, Tigerwood, Rosewood, Maple, Mahogany, Cypress and tons of others!

With a combination of all of the products above we can give you the floor type and look you want with products that are priced to make it worth your while to check us out.

For those do-it-yourself types, we also carry the popular bruce hardwood flooring product called lock and fold. It's a traditional wood floor that installs much easier than other wood types.

If you live in Atlanta, be sure to give us a chance to earn your business and help save you money on your next wood flooring project! It's a free phone call! 1-800-232-5537 Monday through Friday until 6pm and Saturdays 9am til 4pm. You can always check us out at BecklersCarpet.com as well!

Of course if you don't live in Atlanta, we ship anywhere in the Country! Let us show you why we've been around for as long as we have. Just let us know which product you think you might like and we can send you a sample. We hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Commercial Carpet Tiles - Factory Irregulars and seconds

A great way to save money on Cheap Commercial Carpet tiles is by considering factory irregulars, seconds, off goods and promotionals. Why pay $3-$9 per foot on flooring when you can pay $.89/per foot (or even less if you're willing to go with a true checker board look with individual tiles)?

Carpet Manufacturers produce large amounts of commercial carpet tiles and squares. Sometimes tiles can be off color or have a pattern slightly skewed. Also, over time a style me be discontinued. The flooring producers must off load these at a discount. The dealers that have access to these deals pass these on to the consumer at a great price. If you can be a little creative and flexible you can save hundreds or even thousands on your flooring project using these cheap tiles and squares.

BecklersCarpet .com has recently brought in a trailer of off goods and another trailer of first quality promotional squares. We have them sorted and ready to go at $.89 per foot. We have most of the styles on the web for the off goods but the promotionals are flying off the shelf so fast we can't get them on the web quick enough so you may need to call and inquire about these. You can reach BecklersCarpet.com at 1-800-232-5537 Monday through Friday until 6pm and Saturdays 9am til 4pm. If you live in Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Knoxville or Nashville, we encourage you to come visit us to pick them out yourself at our warehouse and showroom in Dalton GA!

The cool thing about Carpet Squares is that you can create a truly unique floor with a pattern all your own by using different colors and patterns to design the room. By laying them out before you use tape or glue you can rearrange them until you get the look and style just right. We have seen some amazing designs put together. We also plan on putting some examples of these on our website to help give you an idea or two!

I've heard about a new aerosol adhesive that may have potential for making carpet tiles even easier to install (as if they weren't easy already!). We are checking into it and will pass along this flooring information as soon as we can evaluate it!