Can you stretch carpet with furniture in the room

The good news is in most instances we can stretch a room with furniture present. There are some specific situations that pose more of a problem than others. How much furniture, the size and weight of the furniture, and the layout of the ripples all play a factor. Here are some scenarios to help you determine if your furniture will pose a problem or not:

The Process

When stretching a room, we typically will stretch away from doorway and to a wall parallel to the wrinkles. The power stretcher is forceful enough to pull carpet even with furniture of moderate weight in the room. Once the technician was chosen the wall to stretch towards he will pull up the carpet from the tackstrip against that wall, stretch the carpet, reattach it to the tackstrip and trim and tuck. Stretching in this manner ensures the carpet will remain tight in spite of foot traffic, cleanings, and other wear.

Moving the Furniture

As a general rule the room needs to be 50% void of furniture in order to stretch the carpets properly. We need to have enough open space in a room to slide furniture around to gain access to the wrinkles and the wall we are stretching to. A room jam packed with furniture causes this to be an impossible feat. Although we would be happy to remove excess furniture from a room if need be, there is typically an extra fee for those services. Any knick knacks or breakables should be removed from furniture and to a safe location as well as electronics should be unplugged. We do not want to risk breaking these items while attempting to maneuver around them.

Large Furniture

Big pieces of furniture such as heavy exercise equipment, larger fish tanks, and full size pool tables can be tricky to work with. Although the power stretcher can function with pieces like couches and beds, these heavier items may cause the carpet to rip when stretched. In those instances we are usually capable of partially stretching the room to avoid those furniture items. This would involve more work and at times a seam is necessary. We cannot always guarantee a partial stretch so we highly recommend removing these objects from the area beforehand if possible.

If you have concerns as to whether or not your furniture would be an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Contact us today to get those problem wrinkles out!

By Nip Tuck 5-27-2016