I can remember a senior carpet industry executive in the late 1970s expressing concern that there were not sufficient numbers of installers in the country to install carpet. From the looks of it, little has changed. In fact, if anything, the floor covering installation problem has gotten worse.
I’ve talked with many retailers around the country who say they do not personally have an installation problem. Most of them either decided to put installers on their payroll or just pay them a little more than the competition. But these people are in the minority. This fix is far from widespread.