Over the years, even the tightest rug can loosen. A loose rug creates wrinkles and bumps that can vary from a simple nuisance to a dangerous obstacle. These potential dangers fade when you stretch the carpet and let it lie flat against the subfloor. There is not any need to install new carpet to remove the hazard. A specific tightening procedure is required to be sure the carpet stays flat, even at the corners.
Grab and lift one corner of the loose rug, with a pair of pliers. Pull the rug away from the ground at both walls intersecting in the corner. Pull the longer of the two remaining hooked rug ends away from the ground. This will release the rug along the length of the space. If you can, leave the rug attached to a wall that does not have a door. Permit the carpet to sit down flat on the ground.
Put a two-by-four against the trim of the wall that has the secured border carpet border. Maintain the board slightly off the wall’s center. Set the foundation of a carpet stretcher against the plank. Extend the stretcher until its mind sits 3 to 4 inches away from a loose rug corner. Press the stretcher head securely against the carpet.
Extend the stretcher to tighten the carpet. Press the rug toward the subfloor to lock it to the tack strips while allowing the border of the rug to ride upon the wall. Release the stretcher.
Reduce the period of the stretcher and move its head 18 inches away from the corner. Extend the stretcher to permit its mind to sit down 3 to 4 inches away from the wall. Seat the stretcher mind, tighten and seat the rug on the tack strips. Continue moving the stretcher 18 inches, tightening and seating the rug until you arrive at the center of the wall.
Move the foundation of the carpet stretcher and board down the wall until they both sit off the wall’s center.
Begin at the opposite corner of the wall you began tightening. Stretch and seat the carpet, as formerly explained, until you arrive at the center of the wall. Remove the power stretcher and board from the room.
Place the head of a knee kicker 3 to 4 inches from the adjacent wall, near the corner in which you began tightening the rug using the rug stretcher. Go down the wall at 12-inch intervals until you tighten the period of the wall. Repeat the procedure together the remaining loose carpet border. Utilize the stretcher and board in case you have difficulty tightening the rug using the knee kicker.
Make a small cut through the back of the rug using a utility knife in the point the surplus carpet bends and begins to go up the wall. Catch a rug cutter blade to the cut. Slide the rug cutter along the edges of the room to trim off excess carpet. Push the border of the rug below the floor trim using a ground chisel.