What Causes Carpet Wrinkles? There are many reasons why wrinkles may appear in your carpet.
Carpet needs to be stretched in sufficiently to prevent wrinkles from forming over time.
If this is the case, a simple re-stretch of your carpet may fix your carpet wrinkle problem and avert any permanent damage to your carpet.
However, your final outcome may depend on the reason why your carpet developed wrinkles in the first place.
You need to figure out what has caused the wrinkles to form, and make sure it doesn’t happen again….
Top 10 Causes of Carpet Wrinkles…
and who or what may be the cause.
Any carpet can develop wrinkles for number of reasons. The #1 main cause is improper installation.
There are many other reasons why your carpet might develop wrinkles and I will explain what those are in this article.
If your carpet is still under warranty, begin your carpet complaint by contacting the retailer where you purchased your new carpet. You want them to come to your home and inspect your carpet.
You need to give the dealer or retailer sufficient time to investigate and come to some conclusion as to the probable cause of your carpet problem.
Hopefully they can figure out who or what may be responsible for your carpet wrinkles. If they fall short and don’t satisfy your concerns then you need to consider other options.
Cold Carpet Stretching
Carpet is easier to stretch when warm, at least 70 degrees or higher when the backing is more flexible .
Carpet is much harder to stretch-in when it is cold.
If your carpet was originally installed on a cold day or in a cold room, it may not have been stretched in tight enough in the first place.
If your wrinkles showed up quickly after a few hot summer days, then this might be the reason.
Warmer weather allows the carpet backing to relax and that’s when most wrinkles show up.