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! 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? 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 in Dalton GA, 1-800-232-5537 and ask about our current in stock deals on cheap carpet tiles! 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 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. 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 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 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!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

What's the best flooring if you have pets?

We get asked a lot " What is the best flooring if you have pets." I wanted to give our general take on this question and let you know our thoughts to give you some directions to consider. Be advised though, I will not be taking into consideration subfloor structure, what part of the country you live in, above grade or below grade (basement) and other issues separate from pet issues. Be sure to talk with your sales person, hopefully at 1-800-232-5537, and let them know as much as you can about your application. With that being said, here are my tips for some of the best overall around ideas for flooring if you have pets.

  1. Tile-Stone, Ceramic or porcelain. We don't do stone tile at Becklers Carpet so I can't fully and intelligently go in depth about stone, but it would hold up like a tank if you had it (probably though like other tile, very expensive install cost and probably higher material cost than ceramic and porcelain). Ceramic and porcelain tile are both great for pets as the surface is very hard and holds up well to most pet traffic. Tile also does well with pet accidents, water, liquids etc. Tile also can give a very elegant look as a side benefit.

  2. Luxury Vinyl plank or tile. Never heard of luxury vinyl before? It's a super heavy duty vinyl product that in most cases is even designed to hold up in commerical applications. The planks or tiles are glued down individually and give a real look that will blow you away. They are extremely hard surfaced and don't scratch very easily. They also do great with water issues. Kardean, Nafco, and Earthwerks are the major players in this market. If you have ever been in the clothing department at W**mart and seen the amazing floor that looks like wood you've seen luxury vinyl. It looks super and if it will hold up in that kind of traffic, your terrier isn't going to hurt it much. You can also do some great designs with this type of floor. As a summary, it doesn't scratch easily, looks great and does well with moisture issues and pet accidents. Install cost is less than tile but more than laminate.

  3. Laminate flooring. Laminate flooring does amazing when it comes to surface scratches. It is extremely hard to scratch. It does decent with surface liquid spills (pet urine) but need to be wiped up pretty quick. If a fair amount of liquid gets in between the seams it can cause a problem though with buckling. In review, laminate wears well for pet feet and nails but is so-so for pet urine and water bowl spills. Install cost is very low compared to other floors. Laminate can even be be a moderate do-it-yourself project.

If you will notice, I did not mention Hardwood or Carpet. Carpet can wear decently, but does horrible with pet accidents. Moisture can seep into the pad and the smell and stain is very hard to get rid of, even with newer stain products on the market. If you feel you have to have carpet, please, please consider a top end pad that has a superb moisture barrier, such as spillguard pad or stainmaster pad.

Hardwood floors are beautiful. Not so much though after several years of pet nails and traffic. If you think hardwoods floors are for you and you'll have pets in the house, consider one of the harder species on the Janka scale (scale that measures hardness and density of wood) such as Asian Walnut, Brazilian Cherry or Tigerwood. Oak probably isn't the ideal choice. I'll touch on Bamboo while I'm on hardwood. A high end, stranded Bamboo will probably hold up like the better woods. I would not consider a lower end bamboo or engineered bamboo as they are probably too soft. If the bamboo is much lower priced than the woods I mentioned above then it won't work. As a matter of fact, if they are priced about the same, you might as well go ahead with the hardwood because it will add value to the home. I'm still not a fan though of hardwood and pets together. A last tip, if you have hardwood and pets, use rugs and lots of em. They are much more replaceable than the wood. Just be sure to move the rugs around occasionally as a few species of hardwood floors can slowly change color over their life and the rug on top of it for a long period could affect the coloring below.

I hoped this helped! There are many other things that can be considered and I didn't cover them all. I do think flooring with pets is a tough decision that needs to be addressed at the onset of your project. Please give us a call at, 1-800-232-5537 and let us help you pick the right floor for you and your budget.

Also, if you are looking for a flooring dealer in Atlanta, GA, think about driving up to see us! We are only about an hour North of Marietta! Of course, we do ship all over the country!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cheap Laminate Flooring-Tips when looking to Buy

I have published a few articles recently about the 5 tips to remember when looking to buy cheap laminate flooring and wanted to briefly cover these points in the blog this week. Some of these tips you may know, one or two you may not. Either way, it's a nice reminder for all of us. It seems that the market right now is full of consumers, but the trend is not only toward trying to save money on carpet - hardwood - laminate - etc, but also products in the lower price range. With that in mind, enjoy the following tips for saving money on laminate!
  1. Be wary of "salvage" or closeout centers. They will probably not be able to get you more material if you need it later. There may also be an issue if you have a warranty claim. Some manufacturers will only honor claims from an authorized distributor. Often the product has changed hands 3 or 4 times by the time it gets to a salvage dealer. Sure the pricing may look attractive, but the backside is a toss up.
  2. Where is it manufactured? USA, Europe, China? USA products seem to hold up fine. Laminate was invented in Europe so they are a manufacturing hub for this type of flooring and know how to make it well. Asian laminate in the words of Forrest Gump are "like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get". That's all I have to say about that (another Forrest reference).
  3. Don't pay for samples unless your looking at a non-stock or non-standard laminate product. If it is a hot seller for the dealer then they have it in stock and should be willing to send you one via postal service or ups. Please don't go to the big home improvement store in your home town and buy samples and then go back and buy flooring! That's almost like test driving a car and the dealer asking for 2 bucks to pay for the gas you used on the test drive. It's an insult. Sure they may be times where it is necessary to pay for one but only if it is an oddball.
  4. Don't pay hidden fees often called "less than pallet quantity" or small quantity surcharge. It's a bogus way of showing the price and it is misleading. Sure there are price differences sometimes between full pallet and short quantity pricing. The manufacturer's price many products to the dealer this way. Just make sure it is being represented correctly when you ask for the price. Make sure the dealer knows your quantity.
  5. The obvious question to ask is if the cheap laminate flooring is first quality. Whether you buy first quality, second quality, drop styles or whatever else, that is up to you. The tip here is to ask and get in writing or on the quote or invoice the quality state of the laminate floor.

I know these tips aren't rocket science, but if you learned just one new tip then that's great! Please consider giving us at in Dalton, GA, a shot at your next laminate flooring project. Whether you are looking for a cheap economy laminate floorcovering, or a high end piano finish product with integral padding, we think we can save you money wherever you live and give fantastic service. Give us a call Monday through Friday until 6pm Eastern or even on Saturday 9am til 4pm, 1-800-232-5537.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Walnut Hardwood Floor in Dalton GA, offers several hardwood floors of the popular Walnut species. There are quite a few varieties and we feel that our selection is very strong and priced to save you money as well! Here are a few of the Walnut hardwood flooring types we offer..Brazilian, Fiji Black Walnut, Sumatra, Natural, and our newest and hottest version is Asian Natural Walnut Hardwood flooring (the natural is also available in a Toffee Stain which is like Black Walnut but even deeper color!)

Walnut has a terrific grain which you will often notice the grain goes deep into the horizontal crossboard section of the board. These floors can be refinished quite a few times and will far outlast the house you put them in. Walnut floors also have a very unique and distinct look that will make you the envy of those who visit your home! If you are trying to make a statement with your floor, the Asian Natural Walnut wood is what you should really consider.
Of course we also carry other great deals on exotics such as Brazilian Cherry, Teak, Kempas, Bamboo, Maple, Rosewood, Hickory, Mahogany, etc, as well as the tried and true Oak.
Whether you think you want solid or engineered, nail or glue down, stained or unstained natural, we have a Walnut floor that will work with your style and budget. Call us for questions, shipping estimates and FREE samples! 1-800-232-5537.
We will have more flooring information later this week!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Vinyl Dealer in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville, or Knoxville

If you're looking for a Carpet store, Hardwood, Laminate, or Vinyl dealer in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville or Knoxville consider in Dalton, GA!

At we ship all over the country, however we are just a short drive from many Southern cities and would love to have you visit our showroom! The best way to get in touch with us for the best prices in the country on all types of flooring is of course by phone, 1-800-232-5537. You can also check out the website at for our latest deals.

We truly feel have special products at great prices!

-1st quality, running line carpet under $4/per yard in stock.
-An extensive line of exotic hardwoods including Brazilian Cherry, Teak, Maple, Tigerwood and recently even, a new Asian Walnut (Solid, not engineered) for only $4.29/ft.
-We are also one of the largest dealers for Karndean Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile flooring in the country. If you like luxury vinyl products, we also carry Nafco, and Earthwerks lines as well with prices that you will love. We have one of the coolest showrooms in the country showcasing a multitude of luxury vinyl flooring.

We want to have a shot at your project Give us a call @ 1-800-232-5537. We hope to see or hear from you soon!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Asian Walnut Hardwood Flooring

Our great news just keeps coming! We have been evaluating an Asian Walnut Hardwood Flooring line and our proud to announce it's a new addition to our extensive exotic hardwood floor offering! This hardwood product is one of the most beautiful species I have personally ever seen. This is a floor that you would be not only excited about having for the beauty but it will also be a conversation piece when guests visit your home! (By the way, the picture does NOT do this flooring justice! If you're interested in this be sure to call us at and ask us to send you a FREE sample, 1-800-626-6936) This is a 1st quality, SELECT grade floor with a 25 year finish warranty (compare that to any other hardwood warranty and you'll understand why I mention it). The boards are 3/4" thick, and 3 & 5/8" wide. This product is a nail down install. We are selling this amazing floor for just $4.29/per foot! The closest priced competitor I could find on this sells at $4.69. This is an awesome product and even better value! If you have a high end home or want your home to look high end this is the real deal.

Asian Walnut Hardwood come from Asia and is a relative newcomer to the American market. It is provides a very rich and smooth grain and is extremely unique and classy looking. It's hardness rates around 2400 on the Janka scale so it has a hardness similar to our Brazilian Cherry and is slightly harder than Tigerwood. The Asian Walnut tree does not grow very tall so typical boards run no longer than 4 feet which is another feature that gives this hardwood species a very comfortable look.

Our Asian Walnut Hardwood floor is available in a natural (pictured above),cinnamon and also a toffee stain. You do not have to buy an entire pallet to get the $4.29/per sq foot price. Furthermore, we do not charge hidden fees like a "less than pallet up charge" or pallet break fee like some others. It's simply the price per foot using standard cartons and shipping (we ship all over the country). However, if you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville or Nashville and want to pick up your hardwood flooring, that's great too. It's just a short drive to Dalton, GA from those cities. We encourage you to call us, 1-800-232-5537 for samples, directions, a formal quote including shipping or more information.

Please keep us in mind for all of your floorcovering needs including Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile Flooring, Traditional Vinyl, Carpet Tiles, Ceramic Tile, Area Rugs, and Kids Classroom rugs!