How to Buy and Maintain a Carpet

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About the author:
Robert Selby has owned a carpet installing and cleaning business for over 14 years. He conducts classes in the care and treatment of carpets as well. He has bought, installed and cleaned almost every type of carpet there is. This book is a quick summary of his experience and advice.

How to Buy and Maintain a Carpet
 

Avoid Losing a Fortune When Buying a Carpet!

Authored by Robert Selby

REVIEWS:
Both the present and past president of the California Carpet Cleaning Institute have endorsed this book.
Ralph Nader's Cal-Perg organization recommended this book.

Author Comments:
Carpeting in the average home is the third most expensive investment that the average homeowner undertakes. This book is designed to save you from making expensive mistakes in your carpeting decisions.

Written by an expert in the industry, this book tells you how carpets are made and how you can avoid making big purchasing mistakes and how to care for the carpet once you get it.

Back Cover Copy:
These days nearly everyone has carpet in his or her home and you probably do too. Wall to wall carpet is as common today as a car in the driveway or a television set in the living room. After a home and an automobile it is the third most expensive investment made in your lifetime.

The majority of people today know very little about this expensive investment. The sad truth is that less than one percent of the population knows enough about carpeting to make the proper choice of purchase, or even the best method of cleaning.
Ten years of research into consumer floor covering problems has made author Robert L. Selby one of the most knowledgeable men in his field. His experiences with home owners, renters, real estate and property management firms have brought into focus the tremendous lack of knowledge that the consumer has in regard to their floor covering., he also has uncovered widespread fraud, incompetence and deceptive advertising by carpet retailers and so-called "professional" carpet cleaners.

Ten years of research into consumer floor covering pro¬blems has made author Robert L Selby one of the most know¬ledgeable men in his field. His experiences with home-owners, renters, real estate and property management firms have brought into focus the tremendous lack of know-ledge that the consumer has in regard to their floor cover¬ing. He also has uncovered widespread fraud, incompe¬tence and deceptive adver¬tising by carpet retailers and so-called "professional" car¬pet cleaners.
From coast to coast in nearly every city the consumer is being cheated and lied to by the greedy and unscrupulous.

"Knowledge is the key to pro¬tection," states the author. So it is through this book that you, the consumer, may be aided in all phases of floor covering... from purchase to spots and stains and every¬thing in between.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I
GENERAL INFORMATION
Brief History of Carpeting.
Velvet & Wilton Weave .
Axminster & Chenille Weave.
The Natural Fibers Cotton & Wool.
Woolens-Worsted & Jute.
The Man-Made Fibers Rayon..
Acetate, Nylon & Polyester..
01efin....
How is todays carpet made...
Carpet Types Level Loop & High Low Loop..
Sculptured Shag-Cut & Loop..
Plush-Velvet Flush-Saxony..
Frieze & Shags..
Cushion Backed Carpeting..
Flammability..
Electro Static Shock.
PART II
PURCHASE
So you think you need carpet..
Rooms for special thought.
Kitchen, Bathroom Carpet..
Carpet Squares..
Carpet the Wall..
Special Carpet Dye Orders.
Measurements...
Carpet Weights...
The Sales Person.
Who do you buy from..
Lets look at those ads..
The Bargain..
Shopping Prices...
Carpet Guarantees..
Dept. Store Carpet...
Franchise Carpet Stores..
Independent Carpet Store..
Home Operator..
Padding..
Do you need padding..
Soil Retardants...
Grade Levels (foundation).
Now you can bargain...
Actual Purchase...
Installation...
Scarps..
New Home Carpet...
Commercial Carpet...
Resilient floors..
Coving..
Maintenance of Resilient Floor...
Other Types of Resilient Floor...
Hardwood Parquet..
Ceramic Tile..
Other Types....
Oriental Rugs...
Oriental Rug Cleaning.
Rental Property..
Motel Carpet Maintenance....

.......... And Much, Much, More.....


Publication Date:
2010-12-07
ISBN/EAN13:
089496058X / 9780894960581
Page Count:
176
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
House & Home / Remodeling & Renovation / General




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