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Here are carpet and rug and flooring stores that we have visited and recommend for their best buys and deals and bargains, and of course excellent service.  Some of these stores sell closeouts and liquidations and generally discounted brand new carpet and rugs.  You'll find a lot of lower prices because of the slow economy, so do shop around.  Also see our "Flooring / New" and "Carpet, Rugs / Inland Empire" pages.


Update April 20, 2016  Amigo's Carpet and Flooring in North Hollywood has a new website: and it tells you about all the great deals that this outlet and liquidator has on carpet and artificial grass and flooring including laminates and hardwood flooring.



Update September 26, 2014  Amigo's Carpet & Flooring is a true outlet and Amigos just got in some great deals including hotel-quality carpet and overstocked laminate and hardwood flooring.  This is a true outlet and liquidator and they don't do installations, but they can refer you to a quality contractor to handle your installation.  If you are a do-it-yourselfer Amigo's is an ideal place to shop.  Our Best Buys TV Show report is below. 

Amigo's Carpet
13406 Saticoy Street
North Hollywood, California


Update June 30, 2013  The A-1 Carpet Market store in Torrance announced special deals starting in June and continuing for a July 4th sale and these specials are only at the A-1 Carpet Market location in Torrance.  Our Best Buys TV Show report is below with these specials.  Among the specials: industrial and office carpet that is priced as low as $1.17 per square foot and this carpet is also appropriate for turning a garage into a playroom.  This carpet is glued to a floor and does not use padding.

There is fashion Berber carpet priced at $2.11 per square foot installed with top of the line padding, and various colors are available.  There is a very heavy and thick plush carpet priced at $3.55 per square foot.  The A-1 Carpet Market store in Torrance will pay the sales tax during this special that runs through July.

Also included in the special that runs through July is porcelain tile priced at $4.99 a square foot installed and laminate flooring at $3.99 a square foot installed.  You will also find hardwood flooring as low as $6.31 a square foot installed.  Remember that the A-1 Carpet Store in Torrance is independent of other A-1 Carpet Market Stores and offers special deals.

You will also find a great selection of quality remnants with same-day and next-day installations available and you will save 70% on these high-quality carpet remnants.  For more about the A-1 Carpet Market store in Torrance, click here.

A-1 Carpet Market Torrance
2207 Artesia Boulevard, Torrance


Update December 29, 2012  We all know that we can save a lot of money when we use carpet remnants for a job in our home or office.  But the problem with most remnants at carpet stores is that the remnants probably aren't big enough for a big room or several rooms or a large hallway.  But Amigo's Carpet in North Hollywood carries quality carpet remnants that are big enough to carpet an entire house.  These remnants include discontinued carpet, carpet left over from big construction projects and carpet overproduction from carpet mills.  You can easily save up to 80% with these carpeting deals.  Amigos Carpet specializes in them and the giant inventory includes designer carpet and carpet that comes with patterns, solids and prints.

Our new Best Buys TV Show report is below.

Amigos Carpet
13406 Saticoy Street
North Hollywood, California


Update December 29, 2012  Below are previous reports about The Original Amigo's Carpet in North Hollywood.  I tell you about the deals and why they are deals. There are plenty of deals because The Original Amigo's Carpet stocks rolls and rolls of discontinued carpet patterns and styles.  There are also first-quality overstocks, and closeouts, and remnants from big carpeting jobs at office buildings and hotels.  You will find industrial and commercial carpet, fine designer carpet used in high end homes and hotels, and you will find "seconds."

So, what is a second?  Well, it's a carpet with a flaw and sometimes the flaw is nothing more than the factory made a mistake with the shade of color used in making the carpet.  And while the color just wasn't right for the designer and the store -- the off-shade just might be right for you and as a result you could save 75% or even more on these carpet styles.  See our Best Buys TV Show report below.

The Original Amigo's Carpet
13406 Saticoy Street
North Hollywood, California
(818) 901-7411


Update September 29, 2011  I was impressed with the values when I visited Rug Factory Plus at 6811 East Slauson Avenue, Commerce.  Rug Factory Plus is a manufacturer and importer of area rugs and I was very impressed with their wide selection of styles and sizes and their low prices available to the public.  Call 323-336-8111 or go to for information.

Rug Factory Plus is actually a wholesaler to rug retailers but it's warehouse and offices and showroom in Commerce are also open to the public so you can enjoy tremendous discounts on these high quality area rugs.  You can actually buy machine made and hand tufted rugs here at wholesale prices.  In the showroom are the new popular styles including the new shags -- and these are not the 1970's style shag rugs.  These new shag rugs are high quality works of art that could be hung on walls because of their design, color, style and amazing texture.  These rugs are so beautiful you will want to run your hands over these shag rugs and not walk on them.

There is also a special collection of area rugs priced at just $50 each and they used to sell for $120 or more and these are approximately 5-feet by 8-feet.  You will also find runners, small size and odd size rugs in traditional, modern, and transitional designs.  There is also a large selection of area rugs for a child's bedroom or playroom.  Our Best Buys TV Show report is below.


I've been recommending Carpet Manufacturers Warehouse for several years and first reported about their best buys when I was reporting Best Deals for KCAL-TV a few years ago.  This is a true outlet and liquidator.  It gets over production from carpet factories and wholesalers and also gets carpet with slight flaws, what are called "seconds."  But many times the "flaws" are hard to spot and these discounted, bargain carpets can be perfect for your home.  The seconds might have been caused by a change in the design, or a change in the color -- but if you don't mind these changes from the original factory designs, then these can be perfect deals for you.  Be sure you go to their web site for other deals on padding and discount coupons and a free gas card offer.  Carpet Manufacturers Warehouse is at 6111 East Randolph Street, Commerce.  Call them at (323) 888-2424 or go to their web site for the extra deals and more information at .  Click to start the video below.

Below is an earlier report about Carpet Manufacturers Warehouse.


What you will like about Done Right Discount Flooring is that they live up to their name.  Yes, it's done right.  This is a family owned and operated business with a great reputation in the Torrance area.  Done Right Discount Flooring is not only popular with consumers, but it is also popular with contractors and installers who get an extra discount here.  Yes, consumers will also find low prices, but if you send your contractor or installer to pick up your flooring supplies there will be an extra discount.  Done Right Discount Flooring also does installation work and gives free estimates.  Stop in the store for its carpet, tile, wood flooring and wall tiles including glass tiles.  Done Right Discount Flooring is at 1645 Sepulveda Boulevard in Torrance.  Call them at (310) 539-9856.  And watch the video below.


Randy Mainer told me about his carpet and rug cleaning company in Thousand Oaks.  He says his regular prices are $30 per room, and that is for a standard rooom size.  He charges $5 per step on stairs, $30 for pre-spotting, and deodorizing for pets is $30 for the entire house in many cases.  This company also does tile cleaning which runs about 25-cents per foot plus a sealer is available.  Upholstery clearning is also available, and if you mention my name there is a $50 discount.  The cleaning company is called Classic Home Services, and you can call them at (805) 493-2000 and their license is # 02680 and their bond is # 114038.


Go to our "Home Decor / Linens" page to see the video and read about Dahdoul Textiles in Commerce, just off the 5 Freeway.  This wholesaler has a great selection of deeply discounted area rugs that it imports directly.  Many retailers buy their area rugs here and resell them to their retail customers.

Here on our new media website "Moneyman" Alan Mendelson who is the original Best Deals TV Show reporter on KCAL9 and consumer advocate, shows you the best deals on TV, and the best buys, bargains and where savvy shoppers go to save, and how to get the most for "your money" with the best of Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County. Some content on is paid advertising. The Best Buys TV Show is a paid infomercial program which may also include news and information which is not sponsored or paid for by advertisers.

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