Have you ever wondered what causes sisal carpet to ripple after it’s been installed? Is your sisal carpet rippling or buckling? We got this question recently and would like to share the answer to help you avoid this situation.
The main reason that carpet might ripple is because it is stretched in. We don’t recommend this because it might be stretched too tightly or loosely. The improper stretching installation can cause an expansion or contraction of the carpet if it’s pulling off of the tack strip. Other factors that will cause your sisal carpet to ripple or buckle are changes in temperature, high humidity, improper cleaning or dragging heavy furniture.
Not all may be lost if your carpet is buckling. We suggest having your professional installer examine your flooring to determine the actual cause. If it’s expanded, it may need to be stretched, trimmed and re-glued. Rippling can be avoided by letting your carpet fully acclimate to your environment as it has traveled from the warehouse in different temperatures. Your new flooring needs to adjust and relax before being installed and placing furniture on top of it.
Feel free to email us with your specific questions at any time.