For the last 10 years, the third bedroom in my home has been serving dual purposes. I’ve been utilizing it as a home office. My husband uses it as a home gym. However, before long, this multipurpose room will need to be repurposed into a nursery. Because I can’t allow my future baby to sleep on a treadmill, my husband and I need the assistance of a remodeling contractor. This type of professional can improve this chaotic space and help turn it back into its intended purpose, a bedroom. If you need to remake one of the rooms in your home, consider hiring a remodeling contractor to complete the work for you. On this blog, you will learn the ways a remodeling contractor can transform a multipurpose room into the space you need.
Installing carpet may seem like an easy enough task, but there's a lot more to it than what meets the eye. One of the most common problems people encounter (even professionals) when installing carpet is that of carpet seams, which are essentially noticeable seams in between sections of carpet. These can be real eyesores and can detract from the overall appearance of a space, but the good news is that they can also be easily avoided by following a couple different techniques.
The single best way to avoid a noticeable carpet seam is to make sure that two pieces of carpet are as perfectly aligned as possible before being joined together. There are many methods for doing this, but perhaps the best way is to start by leaving two pieces of carpet overlapping by just a couple of inches. From there, you can use chalk to mark a line so that there's about half an inch of overlap between the two pieces. Then, you can cut the carpet using a carpet knife and then gradually trim off more as needed until you have a perfect seam. Just be extra careful, if you're installing any patterned carpeting, to ensure that the patterns line up.
Another option for reducing the appearance of carpet seams is that of using a seam adhesive that's specifically designed for this purpose. To use a seam adhesive, you can begin in a similar manner to the alignment process described above; however, after cutting the carpet, you should apply a wide piece of double-sided tape along the line in the middle where the two pieces will meet. Lay just one side down first, and then apply a few beads of adhesive to the other piece before setting it down as well. This will help to keep the seams together and reduce their appearance.
Carpet Seam Irons
Finally, if you really want to get fancy, you can use a carpet seam iron, which involves the same process as described in the seam adhesive section, but involves using a specialized iron over a section of heat activated tape after securing the two pieces together. This iron helps to bond the two pieces of carpeting in a manner that's seamless, and while carpet irons do cost a bit more than simple seam adhesives, they also tend to last longer and result in a less conspicuous appearance as well.
If you've never installed a carpet before, you may want to hire a professional, like those at Matteo Family Kitchens & Flooring Inc, to do so for you. The methods above can be trickier to follow for those with little carpeting experience.