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    Carpet Strtching?

    We've been our house for four years now. It was a new construction house and we loved it. But over the course of this winter the carpet has started to rill in multiple spots throughout the house. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have any suggestions? Do we have someone stretch it or get new carpet? It is so bad, it is almost a tripping hazard in some places.



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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Quote Originally Posted by l2alphmacchio View Post
    We've been our house for four years now. It was a new construction house and we loved it. But over the course of this winter the carpet has started to rill in multiple spots throughout the house. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have any suggestions? Do we have someone stretch it or get new carpet? It is so bad, it is almost a tripping hazard in some places.
    You want to have it restretched sooner rather than later, as it will wear poorly when it is like that. Usually that is caused by either poor installation or environmental conditions (swings in temperature and/or moisture levels).



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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Thanks for the info, have any advice on who to go to?



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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Our company does it (Phillips' Floors- site sponsor)



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    Phillips does a great job and fantastic service. We had them do our main level a couple months back and couldn't be happier


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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    I had new carpet put in a little over a year ago and some spots in transition places is starting to look bad. I was advised to butt the carpet next to the tile without a transition strip but I feel like it wont land long.



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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    I had new carpet put in a little over a year ago and some spots in transition places is starting to look bad. I was advised to butt the carpet next to the tile without a transition strip but I feel like it wont land long.
    Is it from wear, or from cleaning the tile? I typically prefer a transition without metal to tile, but you have to be careful in cleaning so that the carpet isn't getting wet regularly along there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    I had new carpet put in a little over a year ago and some spots in transition places is starting to look bad. I was advised to butt the carpet next to the tile without a transition strip but I feel like it wont land long.
    What did you butt it to without a transition strip? I can't picture how that would work.


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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    What did you butt it to without a transition strip? I can't picture how that would work.
    I'm assuming it was ceramic finished with metal, and probably 3/4" or higher, with the carpet shimmed up to it. The tack strip would be placed just far enough away to grip and tuck over.



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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm assuming it was ceramic finished with metal, and probably 3/4" or higher, with the carpet shimmed up to it. The tack strip would be placed just far enough away to grip and tuck over.
    If I did that, there wouldn't be any issues, but the carpet is kept in place by the tact strip and the ceramic tile is flush with the end of the carpet. No transition piece at all. I wish I put that metal strip in under the tile when I layed it. I installed the tile but I had pros put the carpet in because its in the basement and they had to nail the tack strips into the cement floor.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm assuming it was ceramic finished with metal, and probably 3/4" or higher, with the carpet shimmed up to it. The tack strip would be placed just far enough away to grip and tuck over.
    This is clever as ****, I never thought about doing this.


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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Not to semi-derail the thread, but I've got to tear up and replace some carpet. What is the best way to remove a seam? I am keeping one type of carpet and removing the other and they are connected by seam.



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    Not to semi-derail the thread, but I've got to tear up and replace some carpet. What is the best way to remove a seam? I am keeping one type of carpet and removing the other and they are connected by seam.
    I'd roll it back and cut it from the back side if you can. Otherwise, I would cut it long (on the side you are pitching) and let the carpet guy do it.



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    Re: Carpet Strtching?

    Do you know anyone that will bind a piece of carpet to make an area rug. Looking for a cheap deal



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