Carpet Re-Stretching

With carpet re-stretching, Fiber Care of Atlanta can help you lose those unsightly seams and ripples. Because we are IICRC certified, we’ll reinstall your carpet using the proper techniques and tools. We can also make repairs if your carpet has been damaged.

You may notice waves or small ripples in your carpet after a period of time, whether it be from use or immediately following a steam cleaning. There are several reasons for buckling:

  1. The most common reason for buckling is improper carpet installation. A high percentage of carpet installers do not follow the CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) Installation Guidelines (CRI 104 and 105). If your carpet was not installed using a power stretcher, it was not installed properly. Power stretching a carpet will provide you with maximum years of use out of your carpet and is mandatory by Shaw Industries (major carpet manufacturer). Installation performed without the use of a power stretcher can void the manufacturer’s warranty.
  2. Improper carpet padding (too thick).
  3. Dragging heavy furniture across wall-to-wall carpeting may pull carpeting off tackless strip, causing waves (this will affect carpets not properly installed).

Re-stretching is the remedy for buckled or wavy carpets. It can add years of life to your carpeting. Re-stretching will not reverse damage or excessive wear caused by improper installation, but works to prevent further unnecessary damage and wear.