How to Determine If Your Carpet Is Properly Installed

Whenever you have spent recently a lot of money for a new carpet in your office or house, you’ve got to investigate a couple of things to make sure that the contractor did the job correctly.  

Carpet installation can be a very complicated task. This is especially true when it comes to staircases and in rooms where the carpet flooring moves to another ground surface material such as tile or hardwood.   

Stair Liners 

To make sure that the carpet is fixed in place, the contractor will glue the carpet to the stair’s edge. Examine the opposite side of the stairs. This is the uncovered side that basically supports the railing of the stairs. You’ve got to make sure that the carpet safely wraps around the rails and handrails without any loose ends or gaps. The carpet is properly installed if you see that the side looks like the closures of a fittingly wrapped gift.  

Unleveled Surface of the Carpet 

You should lay down facing the ground and view the carpet from the side. To see the carpet in another direction, you need to reposition your body. Your carpet installation was properly done if you do not see any divots, buckers, or dips in the carpet’s surface. You should keep in mind that a carpeted surface should be level and smooth. The cushioning beneath the carpet might have clinched if you see some issues on the surface. It is possible that you’ve got a damaged or twisted subfloor that is not the fault of the carpet installer. However, even if that is the case, the installer should have reported to you that issue before they have installed the carpet.  

Seams in Walls or Border 

You should check the seams where the carpet meets the entryways, baseboards, walls or other borders in the flooring. The carpet is not properly installed if you see any loose or frayed edges that are not tucked perfectly under the transitional carpet strips, floorboards, or wall.  

Oftentimes, professional carpet installers secure edges using cement, move strips, carpet tape, or extra tacks. This will help lower the chances of carpet disentangling at the corners or isolating from the wall.  

If you find any unappealing seams, you should call the installer to fix it.  

Folds or Wrinkles 

You should check the carpet’s surface for folds or wrinkles that cause the carpet to look rippled or distorted. The surface will usually crease if the carpet installation is not pulled properly and has not extended the carpet flooring over the carpet tacks.  

To examine if it vanishes immediately, lightly step on the wrinkle. There might have been a bit of wrinkle in the cushioning if it disappears after you step on it. That is not typically a major issue. However, the carpet was not properly installed if the wrinkle does not instantly vanish.  

When you find any problems in your carpet after the installation process, it is best that you contact the installer immediately. It is their job to fix the issue as soon as possible.