Whenever you carpet a large area, you will have carpet seams — Berber carpet or not. A good installer knows how to do a "seamless" job in carpet seamin. Because Berber ravels when handled incorrectly, seaming is a critial aspect of your carpet installation. Choose your installer carefully to ensure your Berber investment is protected.
Carpet installation plays a very important part in how your carpet looks and how it withstands the traffic that walks across it. That is why you will want to make sure that any carpet that you purchase is installed correctly or you may soon have problems that you will have to deal with.
Berber carpeting is a very popular choice for homeowners and with this particular kind of carpeting, proper installation is essential.
What are some of the things that you need to watch for in installing your berber carpet?
The issue of the carpet seam for berber carpeting is important. Ensuring the carpet seams are done correctly will help keep the carpeting from raveling. You don’t want to install the carpet incorrectly and face issues within a few months. Nobody has the time or patience to keep repairing the carpet work every now and then. In most cases, these are things that do and then forget about.
The seams need to be properly sealed to keep them intact and this process can take awhile, which is why some installers will not take the time to install them properly. Installers who say berber carpet doesn’t need to be seamed are wrong. All carpeting — no matter what type — need to be seamed where two pieces come together or they are susceptible to raveling and other damage. If your installer insists that they need not be seamed, they are either looking for a quick job or they don’t really know the intricacies of carpet seaming.
Covering The Seams Properly
Seams are not something that you necessarily want, but in larger rooms, they can’t be avoided because it’s impossible to find a wide enough piece of carpeting. A good installer will be able to put the seams in a place where they won’t be as visible or have to withstand as much traffic, but either way, it’s important that they be sealed.
Sealing the carpet seams of berber carpeting will keep them from being pulled up when you run furniture over them or from tripping over them when they become loose. This is essentially important in household where there are young kids or old people.
There is a very real chance that they might trip over the exposed seams and hurt themselves. Therefore, such circumstances have to be avoided at all costs.
Stretching Berber Carpet
This is also an important step in installation. If it isn’t stretched fully, the berber carpet can ripple or buckle. This rippling and buckling not only shortens the life of the carpet, but also is a safety hazard because of the potential for being tripped over. The rippling and buckling is worsened by humidity, traffic, and moving furniture around. This problem can be alleviated simply by an installer stretching the carpeting fully with a power stretcher.
Ask your installer how they stretch carpet to make sure that it is done correctly. If they do not have a satisfactory answer, look for someone who can take care of the problem effectively.
Even the highest quality berber carpet can be damaged simply by not being installed correctly. This can cause it to wear unevenly and look shoddy and cheap. Choosing a reputable carpet installer is worth any extra cost so your carpet investment lasts longer. Ask the carpeting store where you buy your berber carpet for their best installers.
Consider asking the installer questions about how they install the carpeting to make sure you like their approach. If you have any concerns about the installation process, be sure to speak up before hiring the installer. By staying on top of the installation process, you will be able to make sure that you are getting the maximum value for your money and time.
Another sure shot way of getting it right is to speak to multiple installers. This way, you can gather the best practices in the industry and use them to give your carpet the best and safest installation method available.
Carpet seams in your berber carpet are inevitable if you are doing wall-to-wall carpet. But quality seams aren’t a given, unless you take an active role in your installation decisions. This can be obtained only by dedicating sufficient time in understanding more about them.