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Question DetailsAsked on 5/6/2017

Only my bedroom carpet needs restretched small room. How much will it cost to fix it?

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My bedroom carpet needs restretched how much will it cost

Answered 3 years ago by lynnscott1


Put the word "stretch" (without the quotes) into the Ask box above - it will pop up a number of previous similar questions with answers.

Other alternative - for normal small bedroom sized rooms, a lot of people just clear the furniture to one side of the room, and with two people unhook the carpet from the tack strip along the walls, then (works with one but better with two people) scuff their feet over the carpet, working from center of room to edge pushing a bulge in the carpet ahead of them, weight it down at the center of the edge or have one person stand there to hold the gains, then take another pass more off-center - then pressing it down onto the tack strip working from center of wall to the edges with each scuffing pass, then back to center of room heading to the adjacent walls. After half the room is done, move furniture there and do other half - takes about 1 hour to do a normal size room assuming the furniture is not hard to move. Many people, if there is a highboy or heavy bed or such along one wall, just leave it there and scrunch (a highly techincal flooring term, there) the carpet from there to the walls.

You can also rent carpet stretching bar equipment for probably about $50/day to make it much tighter - but for a small room most people don't really notice the difference.

Many times it is only loose near the door where it has thinned out and been walked on a lot, so just pulling up the transition strip and scrunching the carpet toward the door then, while holding it in place with your weight, putting the transition strip back down will do the job acceptably.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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