How to Stretch Carpet

May 11, 2022

How to Stretch Carpet

Did you know that stretching your carpet could make it last longer? Find out how to stretch your carpet with this article on NuWay Carpet Dyeing and Repair!

Why Carpet Stretching?

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If your carpet is showing signs of wear and tear, it could be time to stretch it. Carpet stretching can not only help to prolong the life of your rug, but can also improve its appearance. Here are 3 reasons why you should stretch your carpet:

1. To Prevent Rugs From Shrinking or Pilling: Many carpets can wave if not installed properly, and if the fibers are pulled too tightly, this can cause them to pucker. When this happens, the rug becomes less dense and starts to pull away from the backing fabric. By having the carpets installed properly, you can prevent this from happening.

2. To Make Them Less Stiff: Stretching a rug before you use it will also make it less stiff – which is great if you’re looking for a softer surface. Not only that, but it’ll also help to redistribute the weight evenly across the rug’s surface, giving it a more comfortable feel.

3. To Keep Colors Bright and Intact: When carpets are stretched, their dye molecules are forced closer together – which means that colors will stay brighter for longer. In addition, stretching can even fix small tears in the fabric –

How to Stretch Carpet

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about stretching your carpet before using it. After all, it’s just a piece of fabric, right? Wrong! Carpet is an important part of your home’s interior design and should be taken care of by being stretched regularly. Here are four easy ways to stretch carpet:

1. Use a carpet stretcher. A professional carpet stretcher can help you stretch carpets quickly and evenly, which will make them look and feel their best. Make sure to get a stretcher that’s the right size for your carpet – too large or small can cause damage.

2. Use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment. This method is especially good for pet hair and other allergens that can accumulate on the surface of the carpet. Wet the area you want to stretch, then use the hose attachment to suction onto the fibers. Be careful not to overstretch the carpet – pulling too hard may cause it to tear.

Types of Carpet Stretching

There are two main reasons a carpet will ripple or get wavy.

Reason #1

If ripples form within the first four years of installation, then it probably has to do with the way it was installed. Most carpet installers guarantee their workmanship for one year. Many installers also don’t like using a critical tool in the installation process called the Power Stretcher.

The Power Stretcher Tool is large and time consuming when its use properly in all carpeted areas. So many installers simply don’t use it in all areas, some don’t use it at all. According to the IICRC (and our experience doing this since 1989 bears this out too) the only way to install a carpet properly, which means putting proper tension evenly across an entire room, is with the Power Stretcher.

If an installer doesn’t use this tool in all areas, the results rarely become evident in the first 12 months. So there’s not much incentive for the installer to use the Power Stretch. Not to mention that new carpet install is very hard work, which often doesn’t pay too well.

Especially when you see the specials like this: “$99 to install new carpet in your entire home!” which many stores have offered recently. It’s no shock the installer needs to rush through it.

Reason #2

The second reason is of no fault of anyone – but nature. Carpet is a fabric, a textile. The issue your carpet is exposed to the most is the environment.

Carpet expands during warm humid weather (summer), and contracts during dry cool weather (winter). This expansion and contraction is minimal each time, but after several years of this cycle happening, the carpets has expanded enough that it begins to peak – creating waves or ripples. Usually it’s minimal at first, and at first it may seem to go away once the cool dry weather returns.

But once the next humid season comes – the ripples are back and often worse than ever. Eventually, the ripples won’t go away, and re-stretching is needed. It is not uncommon that we remove several inches of excess carpet due to the naturally occurring expansion process.

Costs and Comparisons

With all of the different carpet styles out there, it can be hard to decide on the right one for your room. In this blog post, we will compare the different costs and styles of carpet and give you a few tips on how to choose the right one for your needs.

Carpet is a great way to add color, texture, and warmth to any room. However, it can also be expensive to replace if it becomes worn or damaged. In this blog post, we will compare the different costs and styles of carpet and give you a few tips on how to choose the right one for your needs.

When looking at carpet, there are three main factors to consider: style, cost, and durability. We will compare the different costs and styles of carpet and give you a few tips on how to choose the right one for your needs.

Why should you have your carpet re-stretched? Re-stretching extends the life of your carpet and loose carpet creates hazards and cosmetic issues.

Contact NuWay Carpet Dyeing and Repair to fix your carpets!

Other than looseness, is there any other problem with your carpet? If not, then there’s no need to replace that carpet. New carpets are expensive. Why get rid of a perfectly good carpet because of one or two problems? You don’t have to waste your money. With carpet re-stretching, you can keep enjoying your carpet for many more years to come. Choose the cost-effective option. Your wallet will thank you for it.

Loose carpeting can happen nearly anywhere. That’s why NuWay is happy to help both homeowners and commercial property owners. Whether you have loose carpet in your home, building, or both, NuWay Repair’ re-stretching service is here to help. Call today at 214-997-5166

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