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!