How to Stretch Old Carpet?

Answer If your wall-to-wall carpet is lumpy and bumpy, you can restretch it. Restretching isn't difficult, even if you've never done it. Rent some carpet stretching tools--a power stretcher, a knee kick... Read More »

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How do I stretch carpet?

SetupSecure one edge of the carpet to the tack strips. Lay a 2x4 piece of lumber against the wall of the secured edge, and prop the anchor end of a carpet stretcher against the piece of wood to pro... Read More »

How to Stretch Carpet?

Wrinkled, loose carpet is not only unsightly; it is also a nuisance that can cause you to trip when you walk across it. You may choose to hire a professional to stretch it for you, a good idea if t... Read More »

Why does carpet stretch?

Homeowners often notice that their carpet has developed wrinkles and has stretched since installation. Stretching in carpet occurs for many reasons, from carpet materials to improper installation.M... Read More »

How much does it cost to stretch a carpet?

Carpet stretching requires the use of special tools (such as a power stretcher for larger areas), which can be rented for $50-$100 plus the cost of tack strips. But because carpet stretching requir... Read More »