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Carpet Re Stretching in Perth 2021

Updated: Nov 20, 2021

Are the Bubbles, wrinkles in your carpet getting dangerous

Does your carpet have more waves in it than Scarborough Ocean on a breezy day?

A wrinkled carpet can be more than an eyesore, it can be a tripping hazard! Your carpet is not beyond hope, in fact, wrinkles in a wall-to-wall carpet is a common issue in older houses. Even a new house with brand new carpets may need carpet stretching!

Is it possible to fix a wrinkled carpet so it looks like brand new?> How do you get wrinkles out of carpet?

See below for answers!

What is carpet stretching?

Have you ever noticed an area on your wall to wall carpet the seems like it is bubbling up or rippling instead of laying perfectly flat on the floor? This is something that will not go away. In fact, in most cases, the small ripple will get worse the more you walk on it. A ripple in a carpet is the reason a homeowner would need carpet stretching. carpet stretching is the act of re-stretching the wrinkled carpet back to its original shape.

In just the last 5 years, we have stretched hundreds of rooms and halls of carpet

How do you stretch a carpet?

•Peeling back the carpet – as the carpet is pulled back a lot of care is put to avoid the destruction of the fiber on the carpet as well as the existing carpet underlay.

•Replacing old tack strips with new ones. Tack strips may need to be replaced if they are old, crushed (their nail points are not standing at the proper angle to grab the carpet). When replacing the old tack strips with new ones, it is often suggested that heavy leather work gloves are used. tack strips are extremely sharp so proper handling is key to avoid deep cuts and they should be disposed of in a thick bag.

•Stretching and resetting the carpet – this happens after all tack strips are replaced. If the carpet underlay was removed it should be re stapled to the floor or a new pad should be put down. After this, the carpet can be stretched.

•The stretching should be done with a proper Power stretcher. It takes a lot of force to Restretch the carpet back into its original shape. By pulling the carpet out and then stretching it over the tack board and into the “teeth” or nails, a carpet is saved.

What Causes a Carpet to Wrinkle? see below for carpet before I stretched it

Before Carpet stretching
After Carpet Stretching
  • Poor installation – This is usually the overwhelming reason a carpet can develop wrinkles. Unfortunately, some installers of carpet still use an old-fashioned knee kicker approach which, if used, does not follow the carpet manufacturer’s specs, and may even void the warranty. If a carpet is not stretched properly during installation, it can loosen fr the nails and end up developing ripples and wrinkles.

passage carpet has lots of ripples or waves
stretching carpet in passage with a power stretcher split the join and will rejoin it.

Humidity and excess heat– excessive temperatures in a room can affect and cause wrinkling and buckling. In some cases, the carpet may return to its normal flat nature, but it is recommended that a carpet acclimates to the new room at a moderate temperature. If a carpet is left in an extremely hot room before it has been installed it can lead to problems down the road. All carpet manufacturers have strict guidelines that should be followed when installing their carpets and can be found on their websites or search Australian Standards.

Cleaning up carpet after stretching, now tight as a drum

Moisture – many times a homeowner will use a steam cleaner on their carpet, not knowing that the machine can be a source for damage if the carpet is not dried well enough. A steam machine forces wetness into the carpet and if it does not get the remaining moisture out again and the room is closed or humid, then the carpet can end up buckling. Another issue is flooding or unseen moisture that exists beneath the carpet like an unsealed concrete floor or a leaking appliance. The carpet may separate from the backing in the event of too much moisture and this is an issue that must be resolved or even a brand-new carpet will fall victim to the same issue.

  • Heavy furniture – If you move heavy furniture across your carpet, it can loosen the tension at the edges. Even a heavy piece of furniture sitting in place can be so heavy that it can cause the carpet to ripple and loosen at its edges. A frequent cause of rumpling in a carpet is an office chair. We purchase a heavy office chair that swivels, has wheels so we can move around at our desk but this frequent movement with weight is a sure way to loosen the carpet from the wall. Make sure when purchasing a chair or after you have had a carpet replaced to also purchase a thick plastic carpet protector for under your chair. It is an investment that you will appreciate later!

  • Carpet Underlay – A low quality carpet underlay or even a carpet pad that is too thin may be cheaper upfront but may not be what the manufacturer of the carpet specifies is best to use.

  • Older carpets – if you have been using a carpet for an extended period or if you have moved into a house with an existing carpet chance are that it will get wrinkles, especially if the place where the carpet is in use has high foot traffic.

Most carpet manufacturers provide guides on how to maintain a carpet and should be followed. A carpet is an investment and maintenance are key to keeping your investment as it was when you first smelled that “new carpet smell”! If you notice any changes in the state of your carpet after it has been installed, it is wise to contact them immediately. Most companies will give a warranty for installation, but if they do not, make sure while they are in your home or business installing the carpet to walk on it, inspect it especially in closets and corners and at the edges of the room. Because an installation company is in and out as fast as they can, you should be incredibly careful about this inspection, looking at the walls, woodwork, making sure your home has not been damaged in any way.

The average life of a carpet is twelve years (with normal use) and over those dozen years, there can be many things that happen! However, with the help of our certified professionals, your aging carpet can gain an extended life.


Even after only a couple of years of use, your carpets can become loose and rippled. Carpet Man Perth can stretch your carpet tightly with professional equipment and our friendly staff using our power stretcher and knee kicks. You will be amazed at how much younger your carpet looks! To properly stretch carpeting the room should be emptied of all furnishings which can be a huge undertaking. We understand this can be an inconvenience so we will try to work with you on this.

Repairs are always far much better than replacements in most cases and this is for the monetary value. Extend the life of your carpet – the friendly staff at Carpet Man Perth can answer any questions you may have about your carpet – we are experts in carpet stretching & carpet repair! Call us today at 0416430306 or email info@carpetmanperth.com.au

Remember the longer you leave those nasty carpet ripples the harder they will be to remove

Last of all work is done by the owner operator in Perth, we are not a franchise operation

fully insured with lifetime warranty on workmanship

See a list of areas that we cover

Alexander Heights https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching


Alfred Cove carpet stretching Melville

Alkimos Wanneroo

Anketell Kwinana

Applecross Melville

Ardross Melville


Ascot Belmont

Ashby Wanneroo

Ashendon Armadale

Ashfield Bassendean

Attadale Melville

Atwell Cockburn

Aubin Grove Cockburn

Aveley Swan

Bailup Mundaring

Balcatta Stirling

Baldivis Rockingham

Balga Stirling https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching

Ballajura Swan

Banjup Cockburn


Baskerville Swan

Bassendean Bassendean

Bateman Melville

Bayswater Bayswater

Beaconsfield Fremantle

Beckenham Gosnells

Bedford Bayswater

Bedfordale Armadale

Beechboro Swan

Beechina Mundaring

Beeliar Cockburn

Beldon Joondalup

Belhus Swan

Bellevue Swan; Mundaring

Belmont Belmont

Bentley Canning; Victoria Park

Bennett Springs Swan

Bertram Kwinana

Bibra Lake Cockburn

Bickley Kalamunda

Bicton Melville

Booragoon Melville

Boya Munda ring

Brabham Swan

Brentwood Melville

Brigadoon Swan

Brookdale Armadale

Bull Creek Melville

Bullsbrook Swan

Burns Beach Joondalup

Burswood Victoria Park

Butler Wanneroo

Byford Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Calista Kwinana

Camillo Armadale

Canning Mills Kalamunda

Canning Vale Canning; Gosnells

Cannington Canning

Carabooda Wanneroo

Cardup Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Carine Stirling

Carlisle Victoria Park

Carmel Kalamunda

Carramar Wanneroo

Casuarina Kwinana

Caversham Swan

Champion Lakes Armadale

Chidlow Mundaring

Churchlands Stirling

City Beach Cambridge

Claremont Claremont; Cottesloe

Clarkson Wanneroo

Cloverdale Belmont

Cockburn Central Cockburn

Como South Perth

Connolly Joondalup

Coogee Cockburn

Coolbellup Cockburn

Coolbinia Stirling

Cooloongup Rockingham

Cottesloe Cottesloe

Craigie Joondalup

Crawley Subiaco; Perth

Cullacabardee Swan

C https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching

currambine Joondalup

Daglish Subiaco

Dalkeith Nedlands

Darch Wanneroo

Darling Downs Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Darlington Mundaring

Dayton Swan

Dianella Stirling

Doubleview Stirling

Duncraig Joondalup

East Cannington Canning

East Fremantle East Fremantle

East Perth Perth; Vincent

East Rockingham Rockingham

East Victoria Park Victoria Park

Eden Hill Bassendean

Edgewater Joondalup

Eglinton Wanneroo

Ellenbrook Swan

Embleton Bayswater

Ferndale Canning

Floreat Cambridge; Nedlands

Forrestdale Armadale

Forrestfield Kalamunda

Fremantle Fremantle

Gidgegannup Swan

Girrawheen Wanneroo

Glen Forrest Mundaring

Glendalough Stirling

Gnangara Wanneroo

Golden Bay Rockingham

Gooseberry Hill Kalamunda

Gorrie Mundaring

Gosnells Gosnells

Greenmount Mundaring

Greenwood Joondalup

Guildford Swan

Gwelup Stirling

Hacketts Gully Kalamunda

Hamersley Stirling

Hamilton Hill Cockburn

Hammond Park Cockburn

Harrisdale Armadale

Haynes Armadale

Hazelmere Swan

Heathridge Joondalup

Helena Valley Mundaring

Henderson Cockburn

Henley Brook Swan

Herdsman Stirling

Herne Hill Swan

High Wycombe Kalamunda

Highgate Vincent

Hilbert Armadale

Hillarys Joondalup

Hillman Rockingham

Hilton Fremantle

Hocking Wanneroo

Hope Valley Kwinana https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching

Hopeland Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Hovea Mundaring

Huntingdale Gosnells

Garden Island Rockingham

Iluka Joondalup

Inglewood Stirling

Innaloo Stirling

Jandabup Wanneroo

Jandakot Cockburn

Jane Brook Swan

Jarrahdale Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Jindalee Wanneroo

Jolimont Subiaco; Cambridge

Joondalup Joondalup

Joondanna Stirling

Kalamunda Kalamunda

Kallaroo Joondalup

Karawara South Perth

Kardinya Melville

Karnup Rockingham

Karragullen Armadale

Karrakatta Nedlands

Karrakup Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Karrinyup Stirling

Kelmscott Armadale

Kensington South Perth; Victoria Park

Kenwick Gosnells

Keralup Rockingham; Murray

Kewdale Belmont; Kalamunda

Keysbrook Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Kiara Swan

Kingsley Joondalup

Kinross Joondalup

Koondoola Wanneroo

Koongamia Swan

Kwinana Beach Kwinana

Kwinana Town Centre Kwinana

Lake Coogee Cockburn

Landsdale Wanneroo

Langford Gosnells

Lathlain Victoria Park

Leda Kwinana

Leederville Vincent

Leeming Melville; Canning; Cockburn

Lesmurdie Kalamunda

Lexia Swan

Lockridge Swan

Lynwood Canning

Maddington Gosnells

Madeley Wanneroo

Mahogany Creek Mundaring

Maida Vale Kalamunda

Malaga Swan

Mandogalup Kwinana

Manning South Perth

Marangaroo Wanneroo

Mardella Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Mariginiup Wanneroo

Marmion Joondalup

Martin Gosnells

Maylands Bayswater

Medina Kwinana

Melaleuca Swan

Melville Melville

Menora Stirling

Merriwa Wanneroo

Middle Swan Swan

Midland Swan

Midvale Swan; Mundaring

Millendon Swan

Mindarie Wanneroo

Mirrabooka Stirling

Morley Bayswater

Mosman Park Mosman Park

Mount Claremont Nedlands; Cambridge

Mount Hawthorn Vincent

Mount Helena Mundaring

Mount Lawley Stirling; Vincent; Bayswater

Mount Nasura Armadale

Mount Pleasant Melville

Mount Richon Armadale

Mullaloo Joondalup

Mundaring Mundaring

Mundijong Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Munster Cockburn

Murdoch Melville

Myaree Melville

Naval Base Kwinana

Nedlands Nedlands; Subiaco

Neerabup Wanneroo

Nollamara Stirling

Noranda Bayswater

North Beach Stirling

North Coogee Cockburn

North Fremantle Fremantle

North Lake Cockburn

North Perth Vincent

Northbridge Perth

Nowergup Wanneroo https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching

Oakford Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Ocean Reef Joondalup

O'Connor Fremantle

Oldbury Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Orange Grove Gosnells

Orelia Kwinana

Osborne Park Stirling

Padbury Joondalup

Palmyra Melville

Parkerville Mundaring

Parkwood Canning

Parmelia Kwinana

Paulls Valley Kalamunda

Pearsall Wanneroo

Peppermint Grove Peppermint Grove

Peron Rockingham

Perth City Perth; Vincent

Perth Airport Belmont; Swan

Piara Waters Armadale

Pickering Brook Kalamunda

Piesse Brook Kalamunda

Pinjar Wanneroo

Port Kennedy Rockingham

Postans Kwinana

Queens Park Canning

Quinns Rocks Wanneroo

Red Hill Swan

Redcliffe Belmont

Reservoir Kalamunda

Ridgewood Wanneroo

Riverton Canning

Rivervale Belmont

Rockingham Rockingham

Roleystone Armadale

Rottnest Island Cockburn

Rossmoyne Canning

Safety Bay Rockingham

Salter Point South Perth

Samson Fremantle

Sawyers Valley Mundaring

Scarborough Stirling

Secret Harbour Rockingham

Serpentine Serpentine-Jarrahdale


Seville Grove Armadale

Shelley Canning

Shenton Park Subiaco; Nedlands

Shoalwater Rockingham

Sinagra Wanneroo

Singleton Rockingham

Sorrento Joondalup

South Fremantle Fremantle

South Guildford Swan

South Lake Cockburn

South Perth South Perth

Southern River Gosnells

Spearwood Cockburn

St James Victoria Park; Canning

Stirling Stirling

Stoneville Mundaring

Stratton Swan

Subiaco Subiaco; Cambridge

Success Cockburn

Swan View Mundaring; Swan

Swanbourne Nedlands; Claremont

Tamala Park Wanneroo

Tapping Wanneroo

The Lakes Mundaring

The Spectacles Kwinana

The Vines Swan

Thornlie Gosnells

Treeby Cockburn

Trigg Stirling

Tuart Hill Stirling

Two Rocks Wanneroo

Upper Swan Swan

Victoria Park Victoria Park

Viveash Swan

Waikiki Rockingham

Walliston Kalamunda

Wandi Kwinana

Wangara Wanneroo

Wanneroo Wanneroo


Warnbro Rockingham

Warwick Joondalup

Waterford South Perth

Watermans Bay Stirling https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching

Wattle Grove Kalamunda

Wattleup Cockburn

Wellard Kwinana

Welshpool Canning; Victoria Park

Wembley Downs Stirling; https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching


Wembley Cambridge; Stirling

West Leederville Cambridge

West Perth Perth; Vincent

West Swan Swan

Westminster Stirling

Whitby Serpentine-Jarrahdale

White Gum Valley Fremantle

Whiteman Swan

Willagee https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching


Willetton https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching

Canning https://www.carpetmanperth.com.au/carpet-re-stretching

Wilson Canning

Winthrop Melville

Woodbridge Swan

Woodlands Stirling

Woodvale Joondalup; Wanneroo

Wooroloo Mundaring

Wungong Armadale

Yanchep Wanneroo

Yangebup Cockburn

Yokine Stirling

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