So it was time to replace the carpet in my house since I moved in 15 years ago and it was in terrible shape. It did not go smoothly.
First, I went to the local home improvement store warehouse and picked up samples, telling the carpet person that I would want it by the end of the month, they said: “no problem” and nothing else. I brought the samples home and got opinions and made decisions.
I went back a few days later, and once again told the guy my decision and my timeline and we arranged a measurement appointment. Now, I was apparently there on the last day of the sale, so I paid my deposit to lock it in. In included “free” installation, and no additional stair installation, and moving of heavy furniture, so I was happy.
The guy who measured was great and we had great conversations while he did it. He measured 5 rooms and the upstairs hallway and the stairs. He saw what was in each room and what was not in each room. His estimation for my square footage was the same that I had guesstimated, so that was cool.