Catherine Carpet June 19th, 2018 - 19:51:33
Choose a scrap of carpet thats leftover from the original installation for the carpet patch. If you dont have any leftover scraps of carpet then youll need to remove a piece from a closet or from under a piece of furniture. Some people try to find a piece of matching carpet at a carpet store but its nearly impossible. On occasion we will have the customer buy some carpet from a carpet store that is very close to matching. We then take carpet from a closet to do the patch with and use the new carpet in the closet. Determine the direction of the nap. Carpet lays down more when you brush your hand in one direction than in other directions. Its incredibly important for proper carpet patching that all the carpet runs the same direction. Sometimes its really hard to tell which way the carpet nap runs. All I can say is to keep brushing your hand in different directions until you really get to know the carpet. If you keep at it youll figure it out.
Like any type of carpet repair stretching carpet is more involved than it seems to be. Stretching carpet isnt just a matter of smoothing out ripples and re-securing or pulling at the edges by hand as you would a bed sheet. Carpet stretching comes with its own tools and techniques that help you do the job right. A professional who repairs carpet for a living will have all of these tools on hand. If you decide to try and stretch carpet yourself most or all of these tools should be available for rental or purchase at a relatively reasonable price. Even contracting out your carpet stretching is far more cost-effective than replacing the carpet so either way these tools in your hands or someone elses save you quite a bit of money.
The reality is quite different. Carpet padding is the first line of defense in extending the life of carpet. Of course it gives carpet that nice spring and cushion under your feet but its primary function is to reduce the friction generated by foot steps between a carpets backing and the hard flooring material over which its installed. Without proper padding years on constant grinding and carpet squirm will take years off the life of a carpet. Consult a carpet professional to be sure you select the pad best suited to your application. Use: When you begin looking at carpet samples be clear on where and how the carpet will be used. Not all styles fibers or weaves are well suited to every room.
Carpet or slotted blade knife. Involved in almost every carpet repair task you can imagine a good carpet knife will never let you down. In the case of carpet stretching the knife is used to trim excess carpet from the edge after its been pulled tight. Staple gun. An industrial carpet staple gun isnt a regular staple gun. The staples are far narrower so that they fit between the nap. Carpet staple guns arent always necessary for carpet stretching but its good to have on hand just to make sure. Because a properly stretched carpet is pretty tight the tack strip alone may not hold it down satisfactorily in which case the staple gun eliminates any doubt.