Carpet Stretching for your Durham Area Home
The carpet throughout your home is meant to be both functional and attractive, providing a soft, comfortable surface to walk on while adding beauty to your home. Over time, as carpet gets older, you may see areas that appear “rippled,” where the carpet is wrinkled or bunched in places. Not only does this look bad, it’s a tripping hazard and someone could get hurt. Fortunately, with our carpet stretching services, we can easily fix your floor covering and restore it to it’s lovely appearance and safe functionality.
What Causes Wrinkled or Buckled Carpet?
When your carpet is first laid down, it’s stretched tightly across the space and secured to a tack strip, then held with a baseboard or transition strip. While the initial installation is secure, over time, temperature fluctuations and humidity, foot traffic, or dragging furniture or heavy items across the surface can cause buckling or rippling in the carpet. Often this is because seams have separated, the carpet has pulled away from the tack strips, or the backing of the carpeting has stretched.
No matter the cause, the carpet, once flat and smooth, takes on a lumpy or wrinkled appearance, or it has pulled out from the baseboards. This is more than just an aesthetic issue, loose carpeting can become damaged more easily and people can trip and get hurt.
Fortunately, carpet stretching is a simple solution to this problem. When you see loose or wrinkled carpeting, instead of replacing it, you can call our professional team for a fast, affordable solution that restores the flat, neat look of floor covering.
How Does Carpet Stretching Work?
Carpet stretching is much different than carpet repair, often performed as a preventative measure to stop rips and tears from happening. Our experienced technician will inspect the carpeting to determine the best course of action. Sometimes, the issue is resolved by re-seaming areas of the carpet which is a simple method that has your floor looking great again.
Other times, the carpet has come unsecured from the tack strips. To fix this, we lay down new tack and use a power kicker or a Power Stretcher to extend the carpet across the floor, then we trim away any excess and secure it to the new tacks. We’ll tuck it under baseboards as needed and make sure it’s smooth, neat, and you’re 100 percent satisfied before the task is complete.
Benefits of Stretching Carpet over Replacement
If you’re debating between having your carpet replaced or stretched, consider these benefits:
Having new carpet installed can cost thousands of dollars, even just for one room. While the cost of carpet stretching is dependent on several factors, including the severity and extent of wear, it’s still a fraction of the cost of having all new carpeting installed.
Having new carpeting laid is a hassle – the old carpet has to be removed, all new padding tack strips, and carpet are laid and stretched, plus clean up. Depending on the size of the space, this can be a time-consuming process taking place in your home. With carpet stretching, we can often get the project done in just a few hours, at most.
Instead of hundreds of square feet of carpeting and padding being hauled off to a landfill, carpet stretching means that much of the carpet is saved, with just a few strips of excess trimmed away. This method leads to significantly less waste and trash.
No Need to Pick Out New Carpet
If you have a unique color or texture, or you want it to match the rest of your home, finding a replacement can be difficult. Instead of trying to search out the exact match that goes with your home or choose a suitable replacement that you like, you can keep the carpet you like, only now it will look so much better.
Signs You Need Your Carpet Stretched
Not sure if carpet stretching is right for you? Consider these signs:
- Uneven spots on your carpet
- Spaces are showing between the fibers and threads
- Wrinkled or buckled areas
- Your home’s foundation has shifted
- You feel it shifting or it seems loose when you walk across it.
Why Choose ProGreen for Professional Carpet Stretching?
At ProGreen Carpet, we are dedicated to providing businesses and homeowners with quality work and top-tier service in Durham and the surrounding area. We use the latest equipment that helps us to get the best results while keeping our costs competitive, and we have an experienced crew of carpet cleaning and repair technicians who take pride in seeing the job done right. Most of all, our locally owned and operated business depends on the goodwill of our customers. We don’t consider the job done unless you’re 100 percent satisfied with how your carpet looks.
Contact Us for Carpet Stretching in Durham
Your carpet is an investment, and we know you want to protect that investment by making sure your carpet lasts a long time and looks great, too! Our team of experienced professionals will help you do just that with carpet repair, cleaning and carpet stretching in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area that revitalize the look of your carpets. Get a free estimate on our lifetime warrantied carpet repair at 919-332-3039 or fill out our contact form below today!
Carpet Stretching Before and After Results
Carpet Stretching FAQs
What is causing my carpet to wrinkle?
The number one reason is improper installation.
Most carpet installation companies use a knee kicker which doesn’t get the results the Power Stretcher we use gets.
Before the carpet is installed, we recommend that the whole roll of new carpet should be in room temperature for about 48-72 hours that way the carpet has plenty of time to acclimate to the temperature and moisture levels of the home and installed with more effective equipment.
Do we have to move our furniture out of the room?
No, the team at ProGreen Carpet will do that for you. Often, we only have to shift it a bit, rather than take it out of the room completely.
Should I have my carpet stretched before the carpet cleaning?
Yes. It would be best to stretch your carpet prior to carpet cleaning due to the memory lines cased by original buckles, wrinkles or waves.
Will the buckles, ripples, or waves on the carpet come back in the future?
No. Once the proper Carpet Stretching is done using a “Power Stretcher” you will not have any wrinkles on the carpet in that room or area.
Do you warranty your job?
Yes, we do! While many installers only offer a 1-year warranty, we provide a lifetime warranty on our carpet stretching services.
Do I have to stretch the entire room?
We do recommend having the entire room stretched, otherwise the wrinkles and waves can come back. We can only guarantee whole-room tasks.
How long it will take to stretch the carpet?
Usually Carpet Stretching time takes approximately 15-30 minutes per room but it varies on the amount of the furniture that needs to be moved.