The process of stretching lose carpet is by detaching it from the tack strip. Then carpet is stretched from one end of the room to the other, which makes carpet much tighter. Proper carpet re-stretching requires professional tools and stretching equipment.
Tools required to perform proper carpet stretching:
knee-kickers, power stretchers, seam strips, seam iron, tackless strips, seam rollers, slotted blade knife, staple gun, awl, hammer, and more.
Power stretcher is the most important tool. Power stretcher is secured against a wall at one end and a gripping surface on another end. Stretcher head grip and push the flooring to remove any wrinkles. Power stretcher is essential and can utilize much more force than a person alone.
Knee kickers are designed for positioning carpet. Carpet knee-kickers are used to position and move the carpet into place.
Slotted blade knife is used to separate the flooring around the edges, making it possible to pull by a technician.
Hammer and awl can be used to separate carpet pile from the tack strip.
An industrial staple gun is an important tool in carpet stretching process and is typically used to secure carpet back in place.
Apart from professional tools, carpet stretching is required proper skills and training. SteamLine carpet cleaning restoration is expert in carpet stretching with thousands of happy customers. Professional carpet stretching and repair can add years to your carpet and save you a lot of money. Call SteamLine today for your free in-home estimate 804-814-8447. Stretching carpet in Richmond area: Glen Allen, Richmond, Henrico, Mechanicsville, Hanover, Midlothian, Chester, Chesterfield and surrounding