Why am I getting wrinkles in my carpet?
It shouldn't happen, but it does. Carpets get wrinkled for several reasons, but the good news is they can be fixed and avoided.
What causes wrinkles in carpets:
Most carpet backing is made with water soluble adhesive, so even a slight spill can contribute to wrinkles. This is one of the most common reasons for wrinkles to occur.
In Colorado we have an extremely dry climate, and a lot of people install whole house humidifiers (which we love) or swamp coolers (which we hate) in order to add humidity. Please let us know ahead of time if you have these as we can take steps to prevent the excess moisture from causing wrinkles.
If not moisture, then what?
Its not always poor installation. It could be, but consider some other possibilities:
- cheap carpets tend to wrinkle more than quality carpets.
- excessive humidity, from humidifiers, swamp coolers, flooding, or excessive steam cleaning.
- poor installation, including cheap tackstrip, failing to use power stretcher, etc.