The 3 Things That Matter Most When You’re Buying Carpet

Harrisons Carpet - 21 Aug 2014

The 3 Things That Matter Most When You’re Buying Carpet

There are over 4,000,000 people in New Zealand, and most of them live in homes that feature carpet. Most of those homes have quite a few rooms and a range of different colour schemes. So you’d think there would be scope for infinite variation in what people want from a carpet retailer.

Not really. When you take a closer look, most carpet shoppers want just three things.
There’s no escaping it – carpet is one of those purchases that comes with a hefty price tag. That’s why a huge number of Google searches on the subject start with homeowners typing in ‘cheap carpet’ or ‘discount carpet.’ This may turn up a bunch of retailers who promise the best deal in town, with reassuring carpet feedback to boot. Alternatively, you can take a different approach.

1. The best deal

If you deal with a carpet store that offers a Best Price Guarantee, you’ll have the assurance you’re getting the cheapest deal available. The essence of the guarantee is that the retailer will match any competitive price you can find. In the case of Harrisons Carpet One, they will match the lowest price on the same carpet and then discount an extra 10% for good measure.

Once you’re confident of getting the best deal, it’s time to look at the second most important aspect of any carpet purchase.
This is a bit of a no-brainer. You can check the carpet reviews online but when it comes to the crunch, there’s no substitute for lining up the samples and seeing how they look.

2. The widest choice

That’s why you need a showroom with literally hundreds of samples, giving you a choice of colours, styles and textures to compare. Place a solution dyed nylon next to a traditional wool berber and see if you can tell the difference.

To be absolutely sure, it pays to do this in the comfort of your own home where you can check how the samples look in situ. A mobile showroom carrying hundreds of carpet samples can visit you at a time that suits, so you can feel confident you’re making the right choice.
Even when you negotiate a great deal and choose a carpet that feels right on the night, you can still wake up the day after carpet installation and decide it’s just not working for you.

3. What if it goes wrong?

Don’t panic. You can avoid the risk of making an expensive mistake if you shop at a carpet retailer that offers a Total Satisfaction Warranty.

There are a number of warranties on the market, and the one offered by Harrisons covers most bases. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the result, Harrisons will replace it within 30 days. As long as the carpet is not damaged, you can choose another to the same value. See our Warranty Book for full details.

Carpet may come in an almost infinite number of styles and shades, but most of us want just three things.

A great price, a great range, and the assurance you’ll be looked after if things don’t quite go according to plan.



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