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S & G Carpet & More

6070 Johnson Dr #F
Pleasanton, CA 94588 925-469-8100

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This was the third carpet installation by S&G and we would use them again. - May 04, 2020

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Bay Area Contract Carpets

747 Independent Rd
Oakland, CA 94621 510-613-0300

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Reliable and professional. They offer good advice and follow through. Great... - Jan 20, 2016

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Carpet One of Livermore

1917 1st St
Livermore, CA 94550 510-342-3065

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Somewhat expensive, but they stand behind their products and services - Sep 02, 2013

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Carpetland Flooring Center

4299 Rosewood Dr #100
Pleasanton, CA 94588 925-847-0866

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We are happy with the new carpet. - Nov 27, 2012

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Dick's Carpet One Floor & Home

36 Hegenberger Ct
Oakland, CA 94621 510-633-9533

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Excellent choice and installation - Jan 11, 2016

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Abbey Carpet & Floor by Blossom Valley Interiors

1191 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA 95125 408-269-2966

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I loved it they did so well and made sure everything was right - Oct 17, 2021

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City Carpets

555 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael, CA 94901 415-454-4200

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I think City Carpets handled all my questions with finesse and tact. They might... - Oct 02, 2020

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Home Depot

2090 Meridian Park Blvd
Concord, CA 94520 925-798-9600

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Macy's

341 Sun Valley Mall
Concord, CA 94520 925-689-3333

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Tradeway Flooring

350 Carlson Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804 510-233-3350

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They're a closeout dealer who's been there forever. They have a large range... - Jan 29, 2016

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Lowe's

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I Love Lowe’s! We’ve had Carpet as well Bamboo & Tile... - Feb 22, 2019

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Rafael Floors Abbey Carpet Center

822 Francisco Blvd W
San Rafael, CA 94901 415-456-3658

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