Carpet Stretching Auckland
Carpet stretching is essential for carpet owners. Carpets lose some of its tension and solidity as it ages. If we don’t do carpet restretch soon, the pile seated higher will degrade prematurely. OSH NZ has been cracking down on these loose carpet concerns due to accident hazards carpet humps can present.
Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repairs Auckland Services based in South Auckland, North Shore, East and West Auckland since 1987 can help restretch your carpet back into its good shape, trimming off any excess.
All carpet manufacturers, including the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), advise that all new carpets be “power stretched” at the time of carpet installation. The significance of carpet restretches and power stretching your carpets. The majority of carpet installers are paid up by the meter. Usually, they don’t take the necessary time to utilise the power carpet stretching Auckland method. In most cases, when you don’t install with a power carpet stretch, new carpets will start to ripple and wave in about 16 months.
However, when our Carpet Repairs Auckland Service carries out Auckland carpet stretching, you’ll undoubtedly have your carpet looking good, cleaner, and most importantly, your carpet can last longer.
How to DIY Restretch Carpets
Instructions Things You’ll Need:
- Carpet cutter or utility knife
- Power carpet stretcher unit
- Knee kicker
Prepare the Smoothedge Tack Strip
- Pull the carpet away from one corner using pliers until you can get a good grip with your hands. Continue to pull the carpet away from the tack fix strip, being careful to keep seams intact, especially around doorways. Since you are restretching an existing carpet, you will leave the tack fix strip along one whole wall and pull up the other three sides.
- Use pliers to remove the staples from the underlay, then pull it back. If you don’t remove the staples first, the underlay may rip because most are made out of foam material.
- Remove the old tack strips using the pry bar. The tacks are incredibly sharp, so using a pair of working gloves is a good idea.
- Lay the new tack fix strip in place with the tacks pointing towards the wall and secure them to the floor with nails driven into the pre-set holes. Place the pieces without gaps between them, especially at the corners.
Note: Staple the underlay back in place. Use a staple every 3 inches and along seams. Stretch the Carpet.
- Rent a power carpet stretcher and knee kicker if you don’t own them. It’s probably a good idea to ask a friend to help at this point. If you have never used a power carpet stretcher, have someone at the rental company give you a rundown on how it works.
- Start power stretching carpet, beginning at the centre of the wall with the carpet you left attached to the tack strip. Carpet stretch a section, then moves over 18 inches, and extends another section. Pull the carpet and hook it onto the tack strip each time. Continue in this manner. First, work your way towards the side of the room that has a door. Then repeat on the other side, starting in the middle and working your way out as before.
- Sometimes, it’s better to call the repair experts such as Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Repairs Auckland, which offers expert carpet repairing, laying, flood fix, stain removal, carpet cleaning, and drying repair in North Shore, West, East and South Auckland.
- Call the professionals from Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repair and Laying Service in West Auckland, North Shore, Hibiscus Coast, East and South Auckland Since 1987 on 0800 783-266.
Carpet Stretch Tips
- Carpet stretching the sides. This time you only need to start about a foot away from where you pulled back the carpet. Stretch and hook the carpet onto the tack board in the same manner as before and then stretch and secure the other side.
- Use the knee kicker in areas that are hard to get to, such as corners and around built-in cabinets. Sink the teeth 6 inches from the wall into the carpet, and use your knee to push the tool and stretch the carpet towards the tack strip. Grip the edge of the carpet and pull it onto the tacks as before.
- Run the carpet cutter along the baseboards and cut the carpet side, leaving the backing intact. Use the utility knife to trim around corners and built-ins, then cut the backing and leave about 20mm carpet overhang to tuck under the baseboards.
- Finish your carpet stretching Auckland job by pushing the edge of the carpet fix into the tack strip and under the baseboards. A screwdriver and hammer will do the job, but using the carpet cutter is quicker. You won’t be cutting the carpet, just forcing the carpet cutter’s front edge into the carpet and dragging it along the wall. This will mash the carpet into the fixed tack strip and push it underneath the baseboards in one movement. Call the experts such as Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Repairs Auckland Services.
Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Stretching Auckland Services offer carpet repair and laying service for over three decades. Based in South Auckland, North Shore, East and West Auckland, the professionals from Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repairs Auckland can be contacted using this number: 0800 783-266.
By Graeme Stephens
Posted: 11/04/2019 Updated: 23/09/2021