Carpet Laying Auckland Services

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Carpet laying is a difficult job. We recommend leaving the carpet laying work to the professionals for good results. Carpets are expensive, and a mistake in laying carpet will cost a lot of money and leave a room looking untidy.

Carpet laying is deceiving. On the face of it, it seems no more complicated than rolling out the carpet and tacking it down. But there is a good reason why professional carpet installers exist. 

Indeed, Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repairs Auckland Service has expert training in BSR/IICRC S230 Standard for Professional Inspection of Flooring Subfloors and Substrates. Also, follow the National Certificate in Flooring (Introductory) Level 3 Credits. Thus, we have operated through its branch offices in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland and Hibiscus Coast since 1987.

Few Laying Carpet Repair Tips In Auckland To Help Preserve Your Sanity When Installing Carpet

1. Use Only Regular Shop Tools. And Rent Special Carpet Laying Tools.

Some tools will be regular “shop” tools: tape, hammer, tin snips, scissors, snap-line, utility knife, and a stapler. Other carpet-specific tools, such as steam irons, power stretchers, and knee kickers, should be rented or borrowed. It is far too expensive to purchase and use these tools only once.

2. It Is Impossible To Do Carpet Laying Without a Carpet Stretcher

You can try these carpet laying tips, but the results will look terrible. Wrinkles and lumps will quickly form. Consider hiring carpet installers if you must prepare to take on a carpet stretcher. Stretching is 90% of the job, and competent carpet installers know how to do this.

3. Consider Carpet Pile Direction When Seaming

If the carpet has a pattern, you cannot seam two pieces in any combination. But even for non-patterned carpeting, you can detect the direction of the carpet’s pile by looking at it from different directions in intense light. Keep the carpet pile consistent from piece to piece.

4. Avoid Placing Carpet Tack Strips Against the Wall.

You will need extra space to squeeze the carpet through. Estimate the gap this way. You want the thickness of the carpeting, but just hairless. If it’s the exact thickness of the carpet, the carpet may pull out. The carpet snugs are nice and tight. It happens when you’re making the gap narrower than the rug’s width.

5. For Patterned Carpet, Buy 5% Extra

You will experience more waste materials with patterned carpets than with non-patterned mats. You must cut away more waste material to make two pieces of the patterned rug, mate. The larger the pattern, too, the more waste you will have.

6. Do Not Add Padding On The Tackless Strips

This is not a “tip”, as it is a hard-and-fast rule. You do not lay the padding over the tackless strips. Keep the filling within the perimeter formed by the stripes. Padding should touch the edge of the tackless strips but not overlap it. If the padding overlaps, you will have a nice, fat lump around the edge of your carpet that is not very attractive.

Note: You can also lay your carpet without fixing it to the floor. However, this method is only suitable for small rooms like double-sided tape.

Since 1987, Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Layers Auckland Service has offered professional carpet repairs, laying, flood fixes, flooded carpet repairs, stain removal, carpet cleaning and expert drying in North Shore, South, East and West Auckland.


LAST UPDATED:  20/April/2024 BY Graeme Stephens

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