2. Improper carpet stretching is the next mistake some installers make during the flooring installation process. For virtually all rooms, a power-stretcher is needed if one wants the best results. Many non-professionals do not have a power-stretcher and will, therefore, use their knee kickers to get (what they think) is a tight stretch. While this technique may result in temporary success, it does not work over the long run. The carpet will loosen at some point, and you will have that saggy carpet look again, as mentioned above.
3. “Seaming” is when two separate pieces of carpet have to be glued together to make a larger piece of carpet. It takes skill and expertise to create a seam that is invisible and strong enough to hold the pieces together during the stretching process. There are many steps that have to be performed in order to get a great seam, and all of them are important. Seaming takes patience; it cannot be rushed, which is something many non-professionals do, especially when they move the heating iron over the seaming adhesive tape too fast. Because the adhesive does not have time to fully melt, a weak seam results.
These are just three of the mistakes that some homeowners have to deal with when they rely upon flooring installation from non-professionals.
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