January 12th, 2022
When carpet is first installed, it has a flush and smooth look to it. However, as time passes, you might notice unsightly bubbles, wrinkles, and ripples popping up sporadically throughout your carpet. This is not an uncommon occurrence, but it is a sign that your carpet needs stretching. Carpet buckling, if not stretched in time, can even become a safety issue for you, your family, and your guests.
Stretching carpet allows it to conform back to its original state, resulting in a smoother appearance. It’s worth the investment to get back to a bump-free floor.
CARPET STRETCHING 101
As mentioned, carpet stretching is the act of stretching your carpet back to its original condition. While carpet stretching may seem like a possible DIY project, we recommend calling in a professional. Upon their visit, they will likely do the following:
COMMON CAUSES OF CARPET BUCKLING
Carpets can come loose and start to buckle for several reasons. Common reasons are age, moisture, humidity, and exposure to excess heat. Other reasons might be:
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CARPET NEEDS STRETCHING
While there are some obviously visible signs to warn you that your carpet might need stretching, here are a few other indicators that it’s time to call in a professional.
If you’re ready to consider new flooring options, please give us a call at 409-932-2843 or contact us through our website for other flooring and tile inquiries. We also have financing available if needed.
If you’re looking for more inspiration, feel free to head on over to the flooring section of our website. And, stay up to date on the latest and greatest news from Flooring Design Center by following us on Facebook and Instagram.