Quick! Do a web search for the words Dallas carpet stores. What comes up? It’s more than likely plenty of different types of shops that all sell carpeting. Before you drop what you’re doing and head out to the nearest one, you first need to go through the steps of examining them. What makes each store different? How can you determine which one is the best for your flooring needs? Which one make this process the simplest? Here’s what you need to know about these five different options.
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Big Box Stores
You’ve no doubt heard of these big box stores. They’re large chains that sell plenty of home improvement options, not just flooring. While they’re good places to start your flooring search, in most cases, you’ll end up going elsewhere. They just don’t have the options that you need and their customer service isn’t up to par when compared to the other types of flooring shops.
A cooperative is a unique type of store that buys certain types of flooring in bulk from the manufacturer at a discount. However, in order to shop there, you need to be a member of the cooperative. There are benefits to this, such as less expensive flooring. You will need to pay a membership fee though, and the selection tends to be limited. It all comes down to what you want from a flooring shop.
Franchises and Chains
A franchise is exactly what it sounds like. These are stores that are part of a local or national chain that does nothing but sell flooring. Depending on the store and its locations, each is either a traditional franchise (meaning that the shop owner pays a licensing fee to use the name and must adhere to a number of specifications) or it’s a shop with many locations and one central home office. The latter falls more in the “chain store” category than the franchise one. Either way, you’ll find that these shops have a good variety of flooring, but many specialize only in certain brands. Their customer service is often good as well.
Of course, a search for Dallas carpet stores will pull up a number of independent shops. These are stores that sell nothing but flooring and have plenty of options to choose from. These stores tend to vary in size, from the ones that have only a minimum amount of square footage (with a large warehouse located elsewhere) to those that are absolutely huge. The best thing about these shops is that you’ll receive good customer service that personalized to you.
Shop at Home Places
Finally, there are flooring stores that allow you to shop at home. These stores send the salespeople out to your home with a truck filled with samples. These salespeople know quite a bit about the flooring and can help you pick out the best option. Of all of the options here, this one is the most convenient, as they come to you. However, they don’t usually have the selection of other stores.