In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most common problems associated with carpet seams, and offer some tips on how to fix them. 

Carpet Seam Problems

Unraveling seams

When carpets are not installed securely, their seams can quickly begin to unravel at the edges. This is known to happen more often when a sealing iron is used, and it isn’t pressed firmly enough against the seam’s edge. It can be prevented by going over the edges twice with the iron to ensure that iron melts all of the glue to be seen will not unravel. Source: HomeDecorBliss

Unattractive seams

Seams with wrinkles or ripples look unpleasant and unsightly. You can avoid this by not cutting across a tuft. Use a sharp utility knife when cutting the carpet. Also, choose the right carpet roller.

If you are using hot glue do not use a star roller, as it can cause indentations. The easy way to remember this is a star (roller) equals cold, and a smooth (roller) equals heat. So, when working with hot glue, use a smooth roller. Source: MegaNewsMagazines

Seam peaking

To relieve seam pressure and peaking, avoid stretching the carpet across—or perpendicular to—the carpet seam. When you need to stretch the carpet, stretch it parallel with the seam.

Seam shadows

Avoid creating a carpet seam in a location where light from a window or a strong light is likely to strike the seam and cast a shadow. Such shadows have a tendency to accentuate the seam and make it more noticeable. A carpet seam should run in the same direction as the main light source for that particular room. Source: DoItYourself

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