Feb 23, 2008 3:52 pm
I know there are a few members that are around the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, so thought I would share.
We went to "Western Distributors" this morning, and after looking at Carpet Call, Carpet Choice, Carpet Court and Floorworld (and then drove to Maceys), it was FANTASTIC. It is a big warehouse with rolls and rolls of carpet. You are free to look at all of the rolls and the guys with forklifts will pull out a roll in 5 seconds flat. They have a smallish showroom with displays (like the stores), but most of that carpet is "order only". We found a carpet in the showroom that we had gotten a quote for at Floorworld - $200/lm at Floorworld, $140/lm at WD. Now that's a BIG difference for the exact same carpet (Signature, Today series).
They do have seconds carpets, some with shading, some "pile reversal" others are water damaged (they all say why they are seconds) and they start at about $39/lm - fantastic for if people are putting carpet into a rental property, or we did look at one with some minor shading that would have been ok as we don't have joins in the rooms, so if one end is slightly lighter/darker than the other you wouldn't be able to tell - but hubby didn't like the colour.
We ended up putting a deposit on carpet that is perfect! It is an end of the line roll of first quality carpet by Redbook (100% nylon) called Interior Charm. It has a mixture of cut and loop pile in a fairly fine square-like pattern. Their regular price was $125/lm (which was cheap), but being last remaning carpet (they had 2 rolls, one was 19m, the other 16m) it was being sold for $99/lm. The colour was PERFECT!
Also their laying charge was $20/lm, where as we had been quoted at some places $50/lm! And I think they are quite willing to travel a fair distance (but will add a surcharge).
All up we have carpeted our sitting room, master, WIR, bed 2 and bed 3 for $2600 with the best foam underlay. This is compared to the cheapest quote from a store of $3400 for lesser quality carpet and underlay in a similar look.
We are totally wrapped! We paid 1/3 deposit to hold it, another 1/3 is due when we book the laying, and balance due on the day of laying - and they said they could hold the carpet for up to 3 months (not that we - fingers crossed - need that long).
In addition to carpet, they have a showroom for tiles and hard floorings, and their prices were the best I had seen for stack-stone @ $77/m2.
234 McIntyre Road
Mon - Fri - 8:00am to 5:30pm
Sat - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Well worth a look!
Second Time 'Round
Re: Western Suburbs - Best Price!5
Feb 23, 2008 9:41 pm
Thanks for sharing that to us, Ray!
We'll check that out!
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