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What could be causing rippling carpet
I have had two carpets on my bedroom within 10 years and both have had air bubbles in the same spot. I'm thinking of getting new carpet as was told it could be the carpet quality, but I'm worried the same will happen. Any ideas why it's happening?
If the carpet is not correctly stretched on to the gripper pins ? That could be the cause or a carpet adhesive is needed to underlay
Answered 25th Feb 2017
If you have had the same issue in the same place with two different installations then there is, (if you'll pardon the punn), definitely an underlying problem.
Without all the relevant site specific information it is difficult to be conclusive with any potential advice but initially & to eliminate the obvious first, it sounds as though the the carpet has not been stretched out correctly onto the gripper rods.
However,if this is not the case & all appears correct with the installation, the problem could well be with the sub-floor preparation.
This is something that is often overlooked.
If the carpet has been laid over an uneven surface, i.e. floorboards of differing heights where they have not been screwed down correctly, this can cause the carpet to stretch in localised positions.
A solution to this issue would be to secure all/any loose floorboards then overlay the boards with hard board. This will go some way to help even out uneven floor areas & possibly the issue you are having.
There could be other factors which could be the cause of your issue but again, it is difficult to be specific with having all the necessary information.
Hope this is helpful in some way.
Answered 26th Feb 2017