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Question DetailsAsked on 3/23/2014

Can friesse carpet be restretched in a large 23x26 room??

The carpet was installed in 2007.

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Sure - not to offend your tender decorating sensibilities, but friesse carpet is just shag with tightly twisted yarn and and kink in the yarn for it to have a denser surface. Any good carpet installer should be able to restretch it, assuming it is not a glue-down type.


You can commonlyi do a decent job yourself by freeing up the edges, with 1 or more people scooting their feet along from center to edge to push a bulge ahead of them, like ironing, while another person pulls at the edge, and then resticking it to the nail strip, with edge trimming if too wide now. Does not work as well with the shredded foam padding, because that carries a bulge along with it too that can end up under the carpet. However, for your size room, a professional job is likely to produce a tighter job - that is pretty far to try to push a bulge.


Probably cost about $100 range for that room. Of course, for about that you can get a carpet stretcher tool and knee bumper from Harbor Freight or Amazon or such and do exactly the same thing yourself, then have the tools in the future to do other rooms as needed. Watch This Old House or Youtube video on how to use them.

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