Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Flooring Specials In Stock

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton Ga has some new flooring deals in stock!

If you love the look of Asian Walnut hardwood flooring (as many do!) but need to stay with a limited budget, have we got something for you! For a limited time (as supplies last), Beckler's has a cabin grade, 1/2" think, glue or staple down, Asian Walnut hardwood floor. Since this is a cabin grade you will need to buy a little more than normal (around 10-15%). We are selling this new special at $2.49 per square foot! You won't find an Asian Walnut floor anywhere close to this price in the country. We have 2 colors available in this and only about 25,000 available, so give us a call, 1-800-232-5537 and we will gladly get you a sample out the door and on the way.

We also have a 12 mil, high gloss laminate that is similar in appearance to Grand Illusions. It's amazing how realistic this laminate looks. This product is going for under $3.00 a foot. We can send a sample of this as well.

Finally, we have a very unique laminate available for a short time that is a French Bleed design. If you have never seen this type of stain, it's highly unique. The grooves at the joints where the boards meet is caused by the excessive stain that puddles and darkens. This laminate truly replicates the look. For a very classy, high end look it's definitely worth seeing.

If you have any flooring needs please give us a call. Our discount carpet tile selection is larger than ever, and the specials on carpet, luxury vinyl planks, and other hard surface products have never been better. Call us at 1-800-232-5537.

If you are nearby in Chattanooga, Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville, or Birmingham, come see us, we are just a short drive away. Take exit 328 off of I75 and you will see us!

You can also visit our website www.BecklersCarpet.com!

Monday, May 10, 2010

P.E.T Carpet (Recycled Bottles) Specials In Stock

Beckler's in Dalton, Ga has added quite a bit of new P.E.T carpet to it's carpet specials offering. P.E.T carpet is made from primarily recycled plastic bottles (coke, water bottles etc). PET is a very robust carpet and an extremely good value for the price.

On our carpet special deals page you can find several PET carpet deals that are some of the best bang for the buck you will find anywhere. Sonora is a great looking frieze with a thick dense construction (50 ounces!). King's Court is a whopping 52 ounce textured plush that is not only thick and luxurious but very soft as well. Pricing is aggressive on these, so they won't last much longer.

These are one time buys that Becklers was able to get at low prices and pass along. We do have free samples of these, just call us and we will get you a sample coming, 1-800-232-5537.

Also, we have some great incoming deals on luxury vinyl plank and plan on posting those as soon as they come in. In the meantime, we have very cheap pricing on Earthwerks luxury vinyl plank if you are getting ready to do a project!

Give us a call at 1-800-232-5537 or visit our website www.BecklersCarpet.com!

Becklers Has Been Flooring America Since 1949!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Black and White Checkerboard Vinyl Flooring - Hard to Find? Not At Beckler's!

Black and White checkerboard vinyl flooring is still a popular choice. This is often used in kitchens, bathrooms, washrooms, mudrooms, etc. Surprisingly, this type of flooring is also used for car shows (car enthusiasts roll up the vinyl and take it show to show to park their cars on for display). Another common place to see this is retail settings.

I've heard the comment that the black and white checkerboard is getting harder and harder to find. Well, it's pretty easy if you know where to look. Beckler's carpet offers Flexitec Luna pattern 599 as a great choice for black and white vinyl. Not only is it priced competitively, but the loose lay vinyl design lends itself to those wanting a do it yourself project. Another nice feature is the 13' 2" wide width that eliminates the need for seams in many rooms.


With a discount price under $9 per yard it's hard to beat! The price is cheap, but the Flexitec quality isn't.


Call us at Beckler's Carpet, 1-800-232-5537 for a quote and freight estimate. Remember, there is no sales tax when we ship out of Georgia! You can also visit our website at http://www.becklerscarpet.com/.


If you are traveling through Dalton, we are off of I-75 at exit 328. We are just a short drive from Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Birmingham and Hunstville. Come see us!

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Carpet Specials and Promotional Goods in Stock

Beckler's has a new shipment in of Carpet specials and promotional goods in stock! We've updated our webpage with many new styles from our deep stock of discount carpet specials.

New to our carpet deals are Hickory and Rattan (both very soft yarns!), Encore (a nice High Low pattern carpet style), as well as Sahara, Apollo, Destin and Good Choice. If you're looking for a textured plush or frieze carpet, call us at 1-800-232-5537 and let us get you a sample out on one of these today.

Our Milliken Touch Legato stock is also moving very fast. We plan on keeping this popular style in stock and holding the $1.99 per foot price as long as we can. Customers in the store have been very impressed with the two colors in Legato Touch and it has been a big hit so far.

We are also planning on expanding our in stock specials on roll goods, loose lay vinyl and vinyl plank as well. Stay tuned or give us a call at 1-800-232-5537 to see how we can help you on your next flooring project!

www.BecklersCarpet.com

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Milliken Legato Fuse Casual Cream Stripe 630- Special Clearance

Looking for a cheap, discounted deal on Milliken Legato Fuse? Beckler's has in stock Style 630, Casual Cream (Stripe). We have about 5,000 feet available that we need to clear out and make room for more product. While this current inventory lasts, we are selling this specific pattern, Casual Cream Stripe # 630 for only $1.99 per square foot!! Compare to other prices on the web at $2.59 per foot or even higher!


This won't last long, so give us a call at 1-800-232-5537!
If you are looking for the other Milliken Legato tile styles, Touch and Embrace, we have those as well. You can view all of these and other discount carpet tiles on our website at BecklersCarpet.com.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Trying to Buy Cheap Green Grass Carpet for Outdoor or Boat?

It's that time of year again. Requests get very common this time of year for cheap, discount green grass carpeting. Patios, pool areas and boats are the most typical places that green grass carpet is used. You can order it in 12' and 6' widths, with 6' being the most common. Beckler's stocks 6' wide green grass carpet and for the cheap price it's a great value as it is a 24 oz weight product. $3.99 a square yard is a very good price and Beckler's ships all over the country so it's convenient too! Call us at 1-800-232-5537.





Of course if you need a different color such as black, blue, red etc, we can get that as well. Beckler's can also get boat carpet if you're re-doing a houseboat or pontoon and need a wider 8' or 12' wide plush outdoor rated carpet.

Most grass carpeting can be put down using a simple pressure sensitive or all purpose adhesive. If you think your application may be a little tougher than most just let us know and we can help you pick out the right one to use.

Beckler's also can provide outdoor carpet tiles which are great for patios and screen porches.

We look forward to hearing from you, 1-800-232-5537! Have a great spring outside!

http://www.becklerscarpet.com/

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cheap Prices on Milliken Legato Touch and Embrace Carpet Tile!

Looking for discounts and cheap prices on the popular Milliken Legato Embrace and Touch carpet tiles? (Milliken calls them carpet panels, others call them carpet squares)

Well, you've finally found them at Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga.




Milliken Legato Touch is an entry level residential carpet tile with a frieze design that is perfect for a do it yourself flooring project around the house. With prices under $2.00 a square foot, you know it is inexpensive and yet will still look great for years to come. Milliken's well known quality for carpet tiles is included in the Touch product line. Scotchguard provides a protective barrier against stains and Milliken's famous no glue required (see installation instructions) backing system called TractionBack, makes this a no brainer for entry level projects and budgets. By saving on installation costs, you cut your overall job cost tremendously. Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga stocks both of the colors in Touch and in most cases can ship same day of order!





Milliken Legato Embrace is a step up from Touch in that is a heavier weight and has a thicker padding. Legato Embrace is a textured plush, residential carpet tile with a wide variety of colors and color blends. Scotchguard and TractionBack are also part of the Legato Embrace series. An extra benefit is that Milliken makes Legato Embrace with Nylon so it is going to be very long lasting.





Beckler's has great prices that are discounted over anything you will find in your local market. Please give us a call today at 1-800-232-5537 for a quote. Be sure to mention how much you need to see if you qualify for quantity discounting as well! You can also find us on the web at http://www.becklerscarpet.com/.





For more information on Milliken and Milliken Legato carpet tiles you can visit http://www.millikencarpet.com/.





We look forward to hearing from you. If you live nearby in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Huntsville or Birmingham come see us we are just a short drive away.





Beckler's Carpet Has Been Flooring America Since 1949! 1-800-232-5537

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sculpted Carpet - Where is the Best Place to Find It?

Sculpted carpet was a very popular trend in the flooring industry throughout the 80's. As Berber became more prevalent around that time, sculpted carpet began to lose some of it's luster with flooring consumers. Of course Berber has now been replaced by Frieze carpet as the trendy choice. With that being said, some flooring shoppers still prefer the look of sculpted carpet but it is very, very hard to find! Not anymore!

Beckler's keeps in stock 3-4 colors of sculpted carpet. Just give us a call at 1-800-232-5537 and let us know what color you are looking for and we can get you sample out that day (sorry, I'll try to get some pictures to add to the blog post next week!). Finding sculpted carpet used to be a chore but now those who want it have an avenue to get it. If by chance we don't have the right color, we will do our best to track down something that will work and pass along our wholesale discount carpet pricing that has made us successful since 1949.

Also, with Berber being replaced by Frieze as the current fad, keep in mind we also do keep Berber in stock (as well as a ton of Frieze and textured plush styles). Give us a call at 1-800-232-5537. We ship free samples daily all over the country and can typically save you 30-60% on carpet, carpet tile, luxury vinyl and hardwood flooring.

If you live nearby in Atlanta, Nashville, Huntsville, Knoxville, Birmingham or Chattanooga, come see us, we are just a short drive away in Dalton, Ga! www.BecklersCarpet.com

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cheap Hardwood Deals on BR111 and Other Exotic Wood Flooring

Dalton, Ga is known for great deals on cheap flooring, most notably carpet. However, did you know that some of the best deals on hardwood can be found in Dalton on major brands such as BR111, Bruce, Mullican and others? Yes, the deals can as good or even better than the liquidators and salvage stores that seem to have different inventory each week and those deals are only on lesser quality seconds and off color goods.


Beckler's Carpet has been a long standing pioneer in the hardwood flooring wholesale and retail market since 1949. As one of Dalton's originals, Beckler's always has aggressive deal pricing on major brands of prefinished hardwood flooring. Beckler's also brings in large buys from around the country and world to bring you even cheaper prices on specials such as large buys of Mullican or even exotic hardwood flooring species like Asian Walnut. In fact the 4 colors we have currently in stock are not only the most beautiful floor we have had in years but also the strongest value in hardwood that you will find.


If you're getting ready to start on a hardwood flooring project for your home or business, be sure to call us at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537 and let us help you get the best deal on hardwood flooring!




Monday, March 8, 2010

Cheap Hospitality Carpet Tiles and Squares Now In Stock!


We just received a trailer of promotional goods on discount (very cheap prices!) hospitality carpet tiles and carpet squares here at Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, GA.


There are some great patterns available (while they last) for quite a few types of hospitality uses such as hotels, motels, conference areas, restaurants, meeting rooms and business centers. Of course if you are trying to create a room that looks outside the box in your home, these will certainly give you a very different look.


Discount Carpet tiles and carpet squares have long been a favorite in the hospitality market. They hold up great in hotels and motels and can easily be replaced in restaurants if the tiles become stained.


Unfortunately, most people looking for commercial carpet tiles for hospitality use, end up paying between $20 and $40 a yard for these high end tiles because they don't realize there are hidden pockets of cheaply discounted overruns, promotionals and drop styles available out there. We sell our discount carpet tiles and squares for as little as $.79 per square foot!


At Beckler's Carpet, we run across many of these deals and are able to pass along these discounts on carpet tile and squares and often have the best prices you will find anywhere. Be sure to call us at 1-800-232-5537 or check out our website for cheap carpet tiles!
If you are looking for hospitality carpet, we have plenty of that as well. Give us a call!

Monday, March 1, 2010

What's the difference between commercial and residential carpet tiles?

Carpet tiles and carpet squares (even called modular carpeting) is extremely popular right now. Part of the trend is related to ease of use and perhaps other parts are tied to the ability to decorate and create stylish designs using different colors and patterns. Another great reason carpet tiles are being installed by many consumers is the opportunity at discounted prices at wholesalers such as Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, GA.


If discount carpet tiles and carpet squares are something you will be be considering for your next home flooring project, there are two types of carpet tile construction you need to understand. One is commercial and the other is residential. Both types of carpet tiles and squares can be found at cheap prices, but there are a few differences.


Commercial carpet tiles are tiles constructed with very short pile heights and usually are a tight loop design. This style actually looks like commercial carpet and also has similar weights to commercial carpeting. Commercial carpet tiles and squares are designed to handle a lot of traffic so they can be used in almost any environment from offices, churches restaurants, and even the home. Yes, they can be used in a home, however, their short pile height and look usually gravitates them towards areas in the home such as basements, playrooms bonus rooms. Popular commercial carpet tile manufacturers are Shaw, Mohawk, and Milliken. Solids and patterns are the most common types.


Residential carpet tiles have been made popular by brands such as Milliken and Interface (Flor). These types of carpet tiles have a plush or frieze construction and look very similar to other residential carpet styles in traditional carpeting. The drawback is that these residential carpet squares are not engineered to handle heavy traffic and you should not use these in areas outside the home like a church, school, office etc. Solid plushes, solid friezes and flecked friezes are the more typical types of residential carpet squares you will find available. Milliken is the most popular manufacturer of residential carpet tiles and squares.


You can save money on both types of carpet tile by finding overruns, promotionals and dropped styles. BecklersCarpet.com carries many brands in stock on discounted carpet tile and our inventory changes weekly. Be sure to check us out for some of the industry's best carpet tile deals. If you don;t see something on the web, call us at 1-800-232-5537. Usually only about a third of our inventory is listed on the web due to the large amounts of tile that we deal with. Chances are we will have something that will work for you and can get you a free sample out that day!


Of course if you live in Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, Huntsville or Birmingham, come see us. We are right off of I75 at exit 328 in Dalton, GA and even open on Saturdays until 4pm. Beckler's carpet, 1-800-232-5537. We hope to see you soon.


Beckler's Carpet has been flooring America since 1949!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Atlanta Discount Carpet Tiles

It's been a busy week at Beckler's Carpet. We have had a ton of interest this week out of the Atlanta area on our discount carpet tiles! It appears that word is getting out about our in stock deals on carpet squares and tiles. A popular theme this week was churches. Often churches need a rugged floor that looks great, wears well, but of course is inexpensive. Discount carpet tiles certainly fit the bill!

We did have two more trailers of discounted carpet squares and tiles arrive this week. Most of them have now been inventoried and we will be getting them on our discount carpet tile webpage this week. Most of these newer styles will be in the $.79 per square foot price range. We also still have some of our assorted small lots, singles, mix and match for under $.59 per foot. These small lots and singles don't make it to the web, but you can always call Beth or Lamar at 1-800-232-5537 to find out what we have in these even further discounted carpet tile deals.

We also shot about 9 carpet tile videos a month ago and we have put the first one on youtube. It's a pretty good way to get a visual on how to use multiple colors to create patterns with discount carpet tiles. Be sure to check out the discount carpet tile video we have on youtube!

If you are in Atlanta just make a short drive up I75 and come see us (exit 328). We always have tons of deals in stock on carpet, hardwood, laminate, carpet tiles, and our Rug Gallery is very impressive!

We hope to see you soon! Also if you see something on our website BecklersCarpet.com and would like for us to ship you a sample just give us a call at 1-800-232-5537.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What's the Best Flooring for a Playroom or Bonus Room?

Trying to decide what's the best flooring choice for a playroom or bonus room? Well, the good news is you have lots of options. Of course you can put any type of flooring down that you want, but some options make better sense than others. You can go for low price, functional or playful.



For low price, consider cheap carpet tiles. By using assorted carpet tiles than have been discounted you can easily put down a floor that is cheap, durable, soft on the feet and even adds some color and fun to the room.



For functional flooring that can be fun you might want to consider vinyl. It cleans up easily with spills and some of the loose lay products out there now have a softer, padded feel which helps if you have little ones crawling or walking around on it. They can be hard to find, but there are a few cool patterns like puzzle pieces and towns with roads and buildings that can be fun in a playroom or bonus room. (If you need help finding these hard to find vinyl styles with puzzle pieces or towns with roads for cars, etc, give Lamar Dixon a call at Beckler's, 1-800-232-5537. He's pretty good at finding these tough ones).

Joy carpet also makes a carpet style that can be fun called tiny town. Tiny town is a patterned carpet with roads for cars, buildings etc. You can also get tiny town in easy to install 3x3 carpet tiles.

Whether you are looking for cheap carpet squares, vinyl or patterned carpet, give us a call at Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga. We know we can save you money on your flooring project for that perfect playroom or bonus room! You can reach us at 1-800-232-5537 or visit BecklersCarpet.com.

Of course if you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville or Nashville consider coming to see us!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kathy Ireland Carpet with Bright Colors

Looking for bright colored purples, blues and other colors in wall to wall carpet? The Kathy Ireland collection by Shaw probably has what you are looking for!



The Kathy Ireland carpet series has a ton of bright and bold colors that you can use to decorate almost any room in the home. These colors are perfect for using a specific hue to set a theme in individual rooms. There are also multiple textures to select from as well to cover anything from a formal to crazy mood!



The Kathy Ireland series is loaded with a range of blues, greens, pinks, purples etc. There are other accessories as well offered by Kathy Ireland to help decorate like linens, curtains etc.



One of the neat features is that the series is manufactured using Shaw's Clear Touch Yarn system. Clear Touch is a high performance PET carpet (recycled plastic bottles) yarn that has very little fuzzing, is stain resistant and long lasting. Not only is it good for the environment, but it is great for your home too!



Beckler's Carpet in Dalton is very proud to offer this product by Shaw. Give us a call at Beckler's, 1-800-232-5537 to give you some of the best prices you will find anywhere on Kathy Ireland carpet by Shaw!

www.BecklersCarpet.com 1-800-232-5537

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What's the Best Flooring for a Bathroom?

What's the best flooring for a bathroom? There is no one perfect answer for this, but there are 3 choices that are the obvious fit for a bathroom. When considering remodeling a bathroom or when building a home your two primary concerns for bathroom flooring should be water / moisture and ease of maintenance. The three best options are ceramic or some other form of natural tile, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, or resilient vinyl sheet flooring.

Ceramic and other natural tiles are an excellent choice. Natural tiles are water resistant and can hold up under very adverse moisture conditions. You also have a ton of options for color choices for the tile itself and also grout colors. The only drawback to ceramic and other natural tiles is cleaning grout. Be sure to use a high quality grout sealer to help down the road with keeping clean.

My favorite option is luxury vinyl tiles and planks. Luxury vinyl is considerably different than traditional resilient vinyl sheet flooring. Luxury vinyl is built to handle traffic unlike any other floor. It also incorporates a very rugged backing system that makes luxury vinyl waterproof. It is also stain proof and has built in mold inhibitors and is hypo allergenic. With luxury vinyl you can use tiles that look like ceramic, slate marble etc. Some brand have a built in grout line while other use design strips that look like grout. There are even luxury vinyl tiles that let you use real grout (I'm not a fan of this option too much though as it still creates cleaning issues later). The luxury vinyl plank option finally gives consumers a choice for those who want hardwood looking floors in the bathroom. Luxury vinyl planks realistically recreate the look and feel of real wood flooring. Karndean and Earthwerks are excellent options to look at if you want to use luxury vinyl. Call us for the best pricing anywhere on luxury vinyl at Beckler's, 1-800-232-5537.

Resilient sheet vinyl may not be a trendy choice, but it is still a solid option for wet areas like bathrooms. Some of the newer styles do look much better than in years past and a vinyl floor is the easiest to clean without question. You do have a lot of options to choose from in this type of vinyl flooring. Armstrong, Congoleum, Mannington, Tarkett, Domco and Flexitec. Depending on which brand and pattern you select in a vinyl sheet goods floor, this will probably be the least expensive option for a durable bathroom floor.

Why no mention of hardwood or laminate flooring? Hardwood and laminate should not be considered for bathrooms. Some will tell you that engineered hardwood is designed to handle moisture better than solid hardwood floors (which it is and they are correct), however it is not designed to handle the constant moisture and humidity a bathroom will have. Hardwood floors are much more suited for other living areas in the house but not a bathroom. Laminate floors are the biggest no-no for a bathroom. Laminate floors absolutely hate moisture and humidity and will buckle quickly in most bathroom applications. Yes, I know there are a few "new" brands of laminate floors that say they are approved and warranted for use in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens but I'm still not sold on the concept of these. This "new" style tries to use better barriers and seals at the seams of the laminate planks. That's a big risk to take when there are other proven options out there. The end thought here is that if you want the look of hardwood in a bathroom use luxury vinyl planks, it's your best bet.

Beckler's Carpet in Dalton carries many types of ceramic tile, luxury vinyl planks and tile and every brand of resilient sheet vinyl flooring. Give us a call to save money on your project, 1-800-232-5537 or visit our website at BecklersCarpet.com! We are more than glad to ship you out a free sample of anything you see on our site and offer some of the best freight rates in the country. We know that with our prices we can still beat your local price even if we have to ship it!

Of course if you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville, or Nashville we are just a short drive away. Call us for directions, 1-800-232-5537. We are also open on Saturdays until 4 pm for extra shopping convienence.

Becklerscarpet.com, flooring America since 1949!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tiny Town Carpet Tile - Carpet with Roads for Cars and Trucks!

Tiny Town discount carpet tiles are awesome! For a child's room or playroom, these do it yourself carpet tiles are very cool and your children will love it! With beautiful detail to roads and buildings your kids can play with their cars and trucks on these carpet tiles for hours and hours.

Since these are actually carpet tiles and not rugs, you can use the to do an entire room or just put some together to create a rug, at $1.49 per square foot (while supplies last, we bought these at a super price!), these Tiny Town carpet tiles by Joy Carpet are a steal! The other nice thing is that the way these Tiny Town tiles are designed is that the seams don't show when you put them together. They even have a tacky back so you don't even need to glue or tape them down.
You can also use these day cares, church playrooms etc. Kids love these and you will too!
We currently have these in stock and ready to ship out. Give us a call at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537. Ask for Lamar Dixon or Beth Starks to help with a firm quote including shipping. You can also view these and others on our discount carpet tile page at our website BecklersCarpet.com.
You can use carpet tiles almost anywhere and are an unbeatable value. Beckler's has a large inventory of these and many other types of cheap carpet squares. Give us a call on your next flooring project, 1-800-232-5537.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gunstock Longstrip Engineered Hardwood Flooring

A popular engineered hardwood flooring option is often referred to in the floor industry as a longstrip product. (Beckler's has a great deal right now on longstrip engineered hardwood flooring for $1.99 per foot).

A longstrip engineered wood plank is a wide board, usually around 7" or so and the boards tend to be quite long, 6' or more to give stability. Why the need for added stability. Well, a longstrip wood flooring plank can usually be glued, stapled or floated. A floating floor means that no glue or staples are used. The click lock design of the boards is used to hold the boards together.


Longstrip plank hardwood flooring is offered typically in two styles, single strip and two strip. Single strip boards are when the wide plank is just that, one strip of true veneer top hardwood. Two strip designs are when two narrow boards are used on the top layer to create a wide plank board. When you install a two strip design, it looks like you just installed 2 planks.


The hardwood flooring deal special on longstrip hardwood engineered flooring at BecklersCarpet.com called Country Longstrip is available in a gunstock color. It is first quality, can be refinished later if needed and is only $1.99 per square foot. We will be glad to ship you a free sample, just give us a call at 1-800-232-5537.
Be sure to check out our Hardwood Flooring Specials at BecklersCarpet.com!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's the difference between Shag and Frieze Carpet?

What's the difference between Frieze and Shag carpet? It's a lot easier to show in person than explain in a post but here goes!



Shag carpet is usually constructed with a thicker yarn and with less twist than Frieze carpet. Frieze usually has a slightly shorter height on the yarn that Shag. Due to the lower twist in the yarn in Shag carpet, Shag may sometimes fell softer as well. Although this may seem like a plus, the high amount of twist in Frieze carpet gives it a longer lasting "memory" and helps against heavy traffic and wear.



Frieze is also considered more conservative than Shag. Shag can make a bold statement for a room's decor whereas Frieze is more likely to accent a room's layout.



Shag's and Frieze both offer options besides solid colors. The difference is that Shag has options that are multicolor. In multicolor Shag, the yarn used are still solid colors but two different color yarns are incorporated. With a multicolor Frieze, the yarn is flecked, or spotted and has a salt and pepper look when using multiple colors.

If you're looking for Shag or Frieze carpet, try checking out some of these styles on our carpet deals page on the BecklersCarpet.com website. If you see a few that you think you may like, give us a call at 1-800-232-5537 and we will be glad to get you some free samples on the way to take a look at!

Obviously, if you live within a few hours of Dalton, Ga, for example, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville or Nashville, take a short drive and come see us!

Beckler's has been flooring America since 1949!
1-800-232-5537
www.BecklersCarpet.com

ADDED January 17th video below. I hope this video helps show the differences. It's my first attempt on doing a video so go easy on me!


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Earthwerks Wood Classic Plank and Montana Plank

Earthwerks vinyl planks continue to be strong products in the luxury vinyl market segment. One of the nice features (along with price) of several Earthwerk series is the availability of wide width vinyl plank options. Both the Wood Classic Plank and Montana Plank series are vinyl wood look planks that are over 7 inches wide. Another great feature is that both the Montana and Wood Classic Earthwerk vinyl planks have 20 year residential and 10 year commercial warranties.

The Montana vinyl wood look planks from Earthwerks have a rustic, almost reclaimed look to them (Montana GMP9933 pictured to left). The Montana series has 8 different luxury vinyl plank colors to choose from.


The Wood Classic vinyl planks(GWC 9811 shown to left) from Earthwerks have 6 very good colors to select from. The Wood Classic planks are some of the most realistic planks I have seen in a while. This series also emphasizes heavy character embossing in the knots and scrapes. Wood Classic is a very nice vinyl plank floor!

I have blogged many times about the advantages of luxury vinyl planks over other flooring options. Do not compare these with the cheap peel and stick and come back up later planks you see at the big orange or blue home improvement chain stores. When installed properly, these planks by Earthwerks will last a long time and will maintain their beauty.

Be sure to give yourself a chance to save money when shopping for Earthwerks, Karndean or any other brand of luxury vinyl flooring. Call us at BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537 and ask for our luxury vinyl specialist Paul Collins. The phone call is free and it just takes a minute to see what the savings will be! Also, Beckler's doesn't charge sales tax when shipping outside the state of Ga!

Of course if you live nearby in TN, AL or NC or cities such as Chattanooga, Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Knoxville or Nashville some see us! We are off I-75 exit 328. We are even open on Saturdays until 4pm. Call us if you need directions or more information as well, 1-800-232-5537. You can also visit our Earthwerks vinyl plank and tile page at BecklersCarpet.com

We look forward to hearing from or seeing you soon!

Beckler's has been flooring America since 1949.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Where is the Best Place to Buy Carpet?

Shopping for flooring and want to know where is the best place to buy carpet? Obviously I'm biased (hint, BecklersCarpet.com!) but let me layout the options you have and maybe you will see why it's better to buy from a carpet outlet in Dalton, Ga (hint 2, Beckler'sCarpet.com!)


Option 1 - Buy carpet from one of the two large home improvement chains. Sure the convenience is there but that is where it ends. If you do some homework and are able to decipher and compare the private label styles, you will find that the pricing is high when compared to other name brand or other private labels at carpet outlets in Dalton. "But what about the great deals they have on installation for only $79 for a whole house?" Read the fine print. Want them to actually haul off the carpet (novel concept huh?)? It's an upcharge. Have stairs? It's an upcharge. Multiple seams? Bingo, upcharge. Just be sure to truly compare. If you are only shopping for convenience, these stores are for you if you don't mind paying quite a bit more than other options.


Option 2 - Is a local independent flooring store the best place to buy carpet? Maybe, maybe not. There are good ones out there. Once in a while you will find a flooring store that does have a knowledge and offers reasonable deals (hard to find though outside of Dalton). The problem with local dealers is that is a crap shoot. The convenience with these dealers is still a little better than shopping via web and phone with carpet outlets in Dalton, but the savings probably won't be there.


Option 3 - In most cases, the best place to buy carpet is a independent outlet in Dalton, Ga. There are several reasons (it's not just bias!). First, carpet outlets in Dalton, Ga stock more than stores out of town due to the volume of carpet sold daily in Dalton. Carpet is pretty much made in Dalton, so carpet specials, promotional goods, overruns, seconds, etc are bought up by the carpet outlets in Dalton and these goods have been marked up multiple times by the time they make it to your local dealer. If you're buying direct from these Dalton Ga carpet outlets you are getting the carpet long before numerous markups have been applied. Lastly, carpet prices in Dalton are very cutthroat. The large independent dealers are very aggressive with prices and give these same prices to anyone in the country, not just walk in customers.


At BecklersCarpet.com, 1-800-232-5537, we have been selling carpet at wholesale prices sine 1949. As a third generation, family owned carpet outlet we understand the industry and are able to find the best possible carpet specials out there. If you want to save money on your flooring, whether carpet, carpet squares, hardwood, laminate or luxury vinyl planks and tile, we will do our best to help you come in under budget with a beautiful floor. The phone call is free and it only takes a minute to call us @ 1-800-232-5537. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Flooring and More Blog Thoughts on 2010

Well a New Year has hit! I hope you had a great and safe holiday. 2010 is here and I'm going to put my predictions out there for flooring (do not hold me to this as there are many others out there much more informed than me, but hey it's fun!).

  • Luxury Carpet will continue to make a a come back. The housing market seems to be coming back and with it demand for higher quality, more plush, rich carpeting will be as well. The lower end, value carpeting products still have their place, but I think house flipping and rental investments will take a while to come back so those buying carpet will be buying for themselves. Along with luxury and designer carpet, I think Smartstrand from Mohawk will also continue to make big splashes.

  • This next one will upset some people. I think the Eco market in general will die down. Some products like Smartstrand and P.E.T. carpeting will do well, but I think the Bamboo trend is going to start tapering similar to laminate. I have no data to back this up, but Bamboo is a trendy floor subject to lose out to the next fad. Bamboo is a good floor, don't get me wrong, but with other options out there it may start to loose a small bit of luster. Consumers (including myself are fickle and are always looking for the next big thing).

  • The next big thing is going to continue to be vinyl plank flooring. Not the cheap stuff you get at the big home improvement stores but the luxury vinyl offerings out there. As I saw first hand this year, the public is becoming more aware of the superb qualities of luxury vinyl planks. Luxury vinyl wood looking planks (and vinyl ceramic looking tiles) will continue to be the next big thing. All data I saw last year was this segment grew by over 30%. I expect it to grow even more this year. Look out for the new Do it yourself luxury vinyl floor coming from Armstrong called Luxe.

For great deals on carpet specials, luxury vinyl, Bamboo from $1.99 per foot and our newest, hottest carpet tile deals, call us at Beckler's Carpet in Dalton, Ga 1-800-232-5537 or visit www.BecklersCarpet.com!

Of course if you live in Birmingham, Huntsville, Knoxville, Nashville, Atlanta or Chattanooga come see us! I-75 exit 328. We are open Monday through Friday until 6pm and Saturdays until 2 pm (eastern).

Stay tuned for more Dalton Ga Carpet and flooring information!