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Keeping Records of Your New Carpet Purchase

By Michael Hilton

When buying carpet, keep records of your purchase for future reference. Fewer than 5% of carpet installations develop some kind of problem, but it is best to be prepared for any eventuality. Use this form to maintain the types of information needed by carpet inspectors to examine any carpet claims you may have.

IMPORTANT CARPET INFORMATION

  • Square Feet/Sq Yd Purchased
  • Purchase Date
  • Carpet Retail Store
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Salesperson
  • Installer
  • Carpet installation Date
  • Carpet padding Type
  • Carpet padding Thickness
  • Carpet padding Density
  • Carpet Manufacturer Brand Name
  • Carpet Manufacturer Style Name
  • Carpet Style Number
  • Invoice Date
  • Roll Number
  • Mill Reference Number
  • Mill Order Date

RETAIL SALES AGREEMENT

  • Customer Name
  • Retailer Invoice #
  • Date
  • Customer Address
  • City, State, Zip
  • Manufacturer Invoice #
  • Manufacturer Invoice Date
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Salesperson Name
  • Mill Order Date
  • Mill Reference #
  • Ship Date
  • Manufacturer Name
  • Brand Name
  • Manufacturer Style Name
  • Style Number
  • Size
  • Roll #
  • Color Number
  • Sq Yd Price
  • Invoice Total

Installer Information

  • Carpet Installation Method: Tackless/Direct Glue/Other (specify)
  • Carpet Installer
  • Installer Phone
  • Installer Employed By: Retailer/Sub Contractor/Consumer
  • Carpet Padding Type
  • Carpet Padding Thickness
  • Cushion Density
  • Down Payment Method: Cash/Check/Credit Card
  • Amount

Did you know?

Often in filing a carpet claim, you might not have all the information required to file a carpet claim. Complete the form below and print the information and keep in a safe place. Local carpet Retailers are notorious for going out of business and this insures you have the information necessary to file a carpet claim. Always preserve about 1 square foot piece of the original uninstalled carpet. Some manufacturing defect analysis only can be performed on unused (untrafficked) carpet. Also, should the carpet fail (which is rare), it is helpful to evaluate a new piece versus a sample that has been trafficked.

About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.

Other Helpful Links
Carpet Claim Form
Carpet Inspection
Keeping Records of Your New Carpet Purchase
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