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Merchants Carpet Inc.

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Phone: (916) 381-3100 Fax: (916) 779-0774 1779 Tribute Road, Suties F-J, Sacramento, CA 95815

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Merchants Carpet Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Merchants Carpet Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 23, 1994 Business started: 01/01/1988 Business started locally: 01/01/1988 Business incorporated 09/27/1993 in CA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
The number is 595194.

Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
The number is 00727582.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Tom Firek, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Tom Firek, Owner
Business Category

Floor Coverings & Installation Tile - Ceramic - Contractors & Dealers Carpet & Rug Dealers - New Vinyl Flooring Floors - Hardwood Blinds Window Coverings

Products & Services

Merchants Carpet Inc. is a full-service flooring company and a wholesale floor and window contractor.

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Additional Locations


    1779 Tribute Road, Suties F-J

    Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 381-3100


    PO Box 515

    Newcastle, CA 95658


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

7/2/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Merchants Carpet did an installation of VCT flooring in my home and did not provide a written contract as required by law since the installation was over $500. The company installed a ******* Product and did not follow the manufactures suggestion for use or the very detailed instructions that required the home to be heated to a certain temperature to acclimate the product prior to installation. The installation was done in an unoccupied and unheated home and has proved to be incorrectly installed.For the past seven months, I have done extensive research and contacted Merchants Carpets with my complaints which have not been resolved. I have four letters from licensed contractors who have written that Merchants Carpet is responsible for a poor installation.Merchants Carpet did not follow the VCT install instructions from ******* Flooring and that company is now sending a representative to my home to inspect it.Areas of complaint are:1. No written contract as required by law.2. The product was not the correct product for my needs. No written description of the maintenance needs of the product were provided since its normally used in commercial settings.It required 5-6 layers of acrylic floor covering and machine buffing as a separate cost and routine maintenance step I was not informed of.4. Some tiles lifted, some stuck, some cracked. Licensed flooring and general contractors have indicated the VCT has to be completely removed since it was the wrong product, incorrectly installed due to home temperature, over a an uneven sub floor that may contain asbestos.5.We have a well documented claim that this installation was not done correctly and after six months the bond company, HCC Surety Group is still giving us the run around and saying they are swamped with claims. We have jumped through all the hoops and are looking for other avenues of recourse.

Desired Settlement: All the VCT flooring needs to be taken up possible by an asbestos contractor since its stuck to the existing sub floor.The removed VCT and sub-flooring that will come with it need to disposed of properly.The removed sub floor needs to be replaced.A floor product that is appropriate for the needs of my home(e.g. Sheet vinyl) needs to be professional replaced according to the manufactures directions.If the flooring does contain asbestos, I and my pets must be adequately protected from harm.

Business Response:

Please find the attachments.  The letters I have attached are a summary of this complaint.  The police report has to do with statements during a telephone call made to me by an agent that Ms. ****** hired to handle her legal matters.

Currently I see no obstacles to arbitration between the BBB, Ms. ******, and myself.


*** *****


Merchants Carpet

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