Do you have a carpet that is losing its appearance? Does it look flat and worn out? Then you might need to stretch it. However, if you are unsure if you should stretch or replace, here are a few things to help you decide:

1. Presence of Wrinkles

All carpets need a little bit of stretching, even those with no damage or wrinkles. When you carefully examine your flooring, you may notice some wrinkles. They are commonly near the doorways where people walk in and out. These wrinkles are not only unsightly, but they can also be a tripping hazard.

 

2. Edges

It would be best to affix your carpet to the edge of your room using tack strips. The strips have sharp tacks that ensure it remains in place. If you notice that your carpet edges are curling, it may be due to improper flooring installation or insufficient padding underneath the flooring.

 

Our experienced staff can evaluate the health and style of your existing carpeting by looking at how it’s cared for over time. We can also offer services for stretching your carpets to get them back to tip-top shape.

 

3. Damages

Your carpet may have damages to its base structure. Significant damages may cause it to loosen. Thus, you need to inspect the carpet fibers for any cuts at the base. The cuts make it lose its form, hence the need to stretch it back to its original shape.

 

If you need help figuring out if your carpet needs to be stretched, we recommend visiting our local showroom at The Floor Store. We have a large inventory of carpet and skilled staff members to explain the benefits of each type of carpet for your home.