My house is about several years old, the carpet was done by the builder.
Recently I noticed that there is crease on the carpet in the middle of the
room, a long crease all the way from one side to the other. It become more
visible day by day. What caused that? How and what are the tips to fix it?
Possibly you moved some furniture in there, causing crease? Perhaps
weave relaxed a little over time. Probably not stretched enough in
installation, though. I think you're going to have to re-kick it,
either hire a pro or diy. You can rent tool at HD, I believe. Try to
see which direction(s) it needs to be stretched. You may have to pull
off baseboards where you are going to lift carpet off tack strips
(probably at 3 sides of room), but first try to see if you can lift it
w/o doing so. I believe you start kicking from the center to pull out
crease, then work toward ends- better ask about that, though. You may
have to recut once crease is pulled out- use very sharp strong blade-
push straight-edge in fold at baseboard, cut leaving enough to tuck
under baseboard. Don't cut too much! Can be easier if you do pull off
baseboards- you'll be cutting at wall. Forgot to say push back on to
tack strips using board or some object- not your hand(ouch!).
A good carpet, properly stretched and installed
will never develop a crease. Well almost never,
the walls could move inward and cause a crease.
Seriously, the carpet was not properly stretched
or it is poor carpet. You can try stretching it a
bit more; stretch at right angles to the length of
the crease. But, stretch only a little and very
carefully as you may simply rip the carpet if the
quality is poor or the carpet backing has been
damaged in some way.
I have done carpet for a couple of years and learned from a pro. It is
NOT that unusual for carpet to need restretching. However, you can't do
it with a kicker, you will need a power stretcher. The stretch will
need to be made in the opposite direction of the bulge. That will
create one more problem for a special needed tool. When you stretch
there will be some excess on the wall you stretch to. A special cutter
will cut that just right so it can be tucked behind the tack strip just
right. Don't worry about tearing the carpet when you stretch it. Two
things will happen before the carpet can tear. You can over do it and
pull it off the tack strips or you can pull apart of seam (bad news).
Since this requires special tools you might want to consider getting
someone else to do it. But, these tools can be rented. A power
stretcher, wall edge cutter, and a tucker tool is all that is needed.
Zean Smith wrote:
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