When installing carpet on your floor, it’s best to let the professionals handle it. However, you still must choose the right contractor for the job because poor installation can result in the following problems:
Buckling or Rippling
When a wall-to-wall carpet is installed, it must be stretched tightly and then is secured in place with tack strips along the edges of the carpet. If the installer has not stretched the carpet tightly enough, it may loosen slightly, which could cause it to ripple. Ideally, carpet should be stretched during the installation using a power stretcher, which will reduce the chances of buckling.
If the carpet is being installed in an area in which the conditions are significantly different than where it was previously stored (for example, from an unheated warehouse to a heated home), then the carpet should be allowed to acclimate before installation. This should reduce the possibility of buckling. Source: TheSpruce
Loosening of Seams
Inspect the seams where the carpet meets the walls, baseboards, doorways or other types of flooring. If you see frayed or loose edges that aren’t neatly tucked under the walls, floorboards or transitional carpet strips, the carpet isn’t installed well. Carpet installers often secure edges with additional tacks, carpet tape, transition strips or adhesives to reduce the likelihood of carpet separating from the wall or unraveling at the corners. Contact the installer to repair any unsightly seams. Source: HomeGuides.SFGate
It’s a common situation for homeowners to have their carpet cleaned only for it to dry and bubbles to emerge. While they might think the cleaning was to blame, this is far more often the result of carpet that was not properly stretched before it was installed. This problem can easily be averted by pulling and stretching the carpet over carpet tacks. Source: TheSpruce
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