If you have never removed, repaired, or installed carpet on your own, you may not be all that familiar with tack strips. But if you are currently noticing ripples and buckles in your carpet, tack strips can be at the root of this issue. Allow us to explain why tack strips are so important.
Tack strips are long, thin strips of wood covered with nails. They are either nailed, glued, or screwed into your subfloor. Tack strips are used to hold the carpet down securely within your home. This is especially important because carpets can be pretty heavy. They also tend to stretch and pull at the seams if they aren’t appropriately anchored. When you use tack strips, they help to keep the seams of your carpet tight and prevent it from stretching out of shape over time. These strips are also used in conjunction with carpet tape when installing carpeting in a room that needs extra support, such as a basement or attic space.
When it comes time to install your carpet and its backing, you will need to use tack strips as part of the installation process, or you want to make sure that your installer does. When you are inspecting the finished product, it is wise to give attention to how tightly anchored the carpet is with the tack strips. Tack strips will be found along the perimeter of the wall, so that is where you want to inspect.
Carpets can be damaged when they are not installed correctly. They can cause your home to look sloppy and detract from the beauty of your living space. If your carpet was not installed properly to begin with and buckles have started appearing over the surface of your carpet, there’s no need to worry. Expert carpet repair specialists like our team at Carpet Stretch and Rescue can come to your aid. Whatever ails your carpet, we can mend it.
By Carpet Stretch and Rescue 7-8-2022