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The Benefits and Savings of Using Carpet Remnants

If you decide you want to carpet or replace carpet in your office or home, you will likely want to get the best value for your money.  An easy way to do this is by using carpet remnants. Unfortunately they tend to have an implication of being of lesser quality.  This is not necessarily true, however, and some carpet remnants are equal to new carpeting in quality and durability.

In order to get quality discount carpet remnants at a fair price, it is important to know how the pieces you are interested in came to be remnants in the first place.  Carpet remnants are simply pieces of excess carpet that are new, unused, and produced from the same mill as the larger pieces of carpet.  They are usually just as valuable as larger carpet pieces and they come into existence via several different routes.

One way carpet remnants become available is directly from the carpet making company.  Once the manufacturer makes bulk rolls of carpeting, they may cut off the excess from the ends so that the larger carpet roll has nice, straight edges.  This excess carpet may be 30 feet or more in size and is sent to carpet warehouses, it is then passed on to the consumer at a significantly discounted price.  Another way carpet remnants are created is from excess pieces that are left over after a carpet installer lays the carpet in a home or office.  These excess pieces are proffered to carpet warehouses and are also new, unused, and of excellent quality.  These pieces are often quite large as well as durable and suitable for carpeting recreation rooms or basements.

The key to locating cheap carpet remnants is by checking as many warehouses as you can.  Recently, my family wanted to lay some carpet in our basement.  We checked with all the local carpet warehouses and asked if they had any remnants of the width we were looking for, which was 12 feet.  We paid a visit to those warehouses and found the carpet that was perfect for our project.  It was an excellent quality carpet made of olefin and it was enough to cover our entire basement.  The remnants ended up being notably less expensive than if we had ordered the same kind of carpet directly.

If you are patient and determined, you can find quality carpet remnants at an affordable price.  A good resource for finding quality remnants at fair prices is carpet installers.  Many of these people work for several carpet retailers or storehouses and may be able to recommend places to find quality remnants as well as where to obtain their leftover carpet.

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