Sunday, May 3, 2009

Congoleum DuraCeramic Reviews and Prices

Congoleum DuraCeramic continues to be the best selling groutable luxury vinyl tile on the market. It is a great alternative to hard, cold, and high maintenance ceramic tile. I monitor several DIY and installation related flooring forums and chat rooms to keep abreast of consumer problems and complaints about different types of flooring.

The most common complaints I read about DuraCeramic tile is installation related and mainly about cracking grout. This is usually caused by not enough grout and is easily corrected. For installation, it is essential only the correct adhesive and grout are used. Another complaint I see here and there are the ones of damage caused by dropping heavy objects or dragging heavy furniture accross the surface. To this I say, not even a concrete driveway is damage proof if precautions are not taken.

I have DuraCeramic tile in my kitchen, breakfast room, and laundry room. It has been down about 2 1/2 years. I have a dent by my cooking island caused by dropping a crock pot. Did I get mad at Congoleum? No, I was mad at myself for being clumsy. I also had some grout related problems right after installation which have been corrected. Did I get mad at Congoleum? No, I was mad at the installer for not following instructions. I also had a water issue in the laundry room that caused no damage.

We sell about 50,000 flooring products on a yearly basis and Congoleum's DuraCeramic Luxury Vinyl Tile has the fewest complaints of any product we sell. Consumers must remember that no floor, or any other product for that matter, is indestructible. I am proud to offer DuraCeramic tile to our customers that are considering this type of floor. So buy with confidence that your new floor will look great and be serviceable for years to come.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hartco Parquet Flooring by Armstrong

We sell several brands of wood parquet flooring but for our money and more importantly for the consumer's money, the best value and the best quality is the Armstrong Parquet Wood Flooring by Hartco. We have almost no complaints with this floor. Our customers have commended us on our suggestions that this is the product to use for dining areas, hallways, and entrance foyers, It is also a great floor to use in game rooms or family rooms and for do-it-yourself installations, nothing could be easier.

American Carpet Wholesalers Customer Reviews

Customer reviews about American Carpet Wholesalers of Georgia provided by Google. A reason to smile? Maybe not yet. Although we have a great rating (almost twice as good as any other online flooring retailer), I personally do not think we can smile until it is perfect. Every staff member at ACWG is committed to making sure our orders are shipped timely, accurate, and damage free. Occasionally something falls thru the cracks and we drop the ball, but those instances are rare and every time we find those cracks, they are sealed. American Carpet Wholesalers has been online for about 10 years and 7 with the current employee structure. Our experience has taught us not to make excuses for our mistakes, but to admit to them and not to make them again. One day soon I hope to report our rating has reached 5 out of 5.

Mannington Hardwood Flooring - New Lower Prices

We have always been a fan of Mannington Engineered Hardwood Flooring. But now we have negotiated lower pricing to pass on to our customers. Visit our site to see the selections we have to offer and then call us. We are sure you cannot find a better value on Mannington Wood Floors, than at American Carpet Wholesalers of Georgia. Pricing starting as low as $2.79 sf on a quality product such as Mannington Hardwood is almost unheard of, but you can find it at our place,

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Foor Covering Installers

First, let me make one thing perfectly clear. I am not an installer. but I did stay at a "Holiday Inn Express" last night. Seriously, I am not an installer, but I am a dealer and over the course of my career I have dealt with thousands of installers. And for the most part, very good ones. The best one that I ever worked with was Frank Britton, when I worked in Bricktown, NJ. He has long since retired so there is no need to rush to the phone book and look up his number. He was a true artisan of his craft.

Frank could install any type of floor which brings me to the point of this post. There are many reputable installers in the business who can install just about any type of floor and have the necessary training and tools to do quality work. But there are many more carpet installers than hard surface installers. With the resurgence of hardwood and tile floors, some very good carpet installers are doing work in which they are not properly trained nor have the required equipment. Because of the state of the economy, the same can be said about hard surface installers. They're not going to turn down a carpet job if they are only booked about half the time.

My experience shows that about 85% of all consumer complaints for the failure of a floor covering is installation related. Whether the dealer sold a product not suitable for a particular application or a non-qualified installer was given the job.

OK, you are a dealer. You have an emergency situation. You are overbooked for your normal crews and need an installer. How do you know the person you are going to send is competent? He's clean cut, has a new van, and he's articulate. Does that qualify him? Hardly. So what is the answer? There is a new service in town or should I say the country.

When I attended the trade shows that Shaw and Mohawk held in Atlanta, I noticed a booth set up called "". I first noticed at Shaw. Then later in the day I noticed the booth at Mohawk's show. Being as curious as I am, I wondered over to check it out. I spoke with a gentleman named Aaron Johnson of Knoxville, TN. He explained the concept to me and shortly into the conversation I knew this could be a great service.

The concept is simple. installers sign up at list all their specialities, their equipment, etc. When a dealer needs an installer, they go to the website and sees a list of installers in their area. Dealer interaction with is critical. The installers are rated by all sorts of categories, such as quality of work, on time appointments, appearance, etc.
If a dealer who participates always rates the installer by all the categories, when that critical job comes up, there will be no guess work. There will be a rating provided by other dealers as to the qualification and level of craftsmanship a particular installer exhibits. Frankly, I am excited about this concept and really hope that all dealers embrace it.

For a more in depth presentation go to . I am not affiliated in any fashion with I just like the idea and thought I would tell you about it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mannington Adura Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile

I neglected to mention in my previous post that also included in the special purchase of Mannington Flooring are several patterns of Mannington Adura Luxury Vinyl Plank and Mannington Adura Luxury Vinyl Tile. These products can be found in the inventory clearance section "Tile Floors".

Mannington Laminate Flooring

American Carpet Wholesalers has just received a truckload of Mannington Laminate Flooring of various patterns I purchased at a great price while attending Surfaces 2009. Several shades of Mannington Laminate Revolutions Plank Flooring, Mannington Coordinations Laminate Flooring, and Mannington Revolutions Adirondack Tile. All patterns can be found in the "Laminate Floors" Clearance Center of our website at great laminate floor prices.

Anytime we find a deal like this we try to buy it to save our customers even more money on popular flooring.
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