A beautiful carpet can provide a stunning introduction to your home when guests come to visit. It can also make your house cozier and keep heat in the room to create a more comfortable area in which to relax. But, what happens if you have carpet wrinkles that make your room look untidy?
A carpet that is not perfectly flat could also be dangerous as you could trip and suffer an injury. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on the shape of your carpet and take affirmative action when required.
Let’s find out how to eliminate wrinkles from your carpets and rugs.
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Use a Steam Iron
You can treat a wrinkled carpet area with your household steam iron and a towel. Be sure to fill your iron up with water, slightly dampen the towel and place it over the creased area, and run the iron over the towel. While this method can be effective, you also need to be careful not to get a painful steam burn while you’re working.
Reverse the Crease
If your area rug has wrinkles, it may be easier to fix than a wall-to-wall carpet. Wherever there is a crease, roll the rug in the opposite direction. For example, if the rug is curling up at one corner, bend the fabric downwards to help it straighten.
Use Heavy Furniture
One of the simplest ways to get rid of carpet creases is to use pieces of heavy furniture that are already in the room. But, you can’t just set a sofa on top of the wrinkle and hope it will disappear. First, ask a friend to help you stretch the carpet so it is flat. Then, ask them to hold the fabric in position while you place the furniture in the spot where there was a crease.
You may find after a week or two you can remove the piece of furniture and your carpet will remain flat.
Buy Carpet Grippers
The best time to think about how to get wrinkles out of a carpet is before the creases appear in the first place. You can purchase high-quality carpet grippers that hold the fabric in position and prevent wrinkles from appearing even after heavy use. Placing carpet grippers can take a bit of time and patience, but you may never have to worry about fixing your carpet creases again.
To maximize the effect you can rent a carpet stretching machine that is more effective than flattening the fabric by hand.
Remove Carpet Wrinkles with Ease
Removing carpet wrinkles doesn’t have to be difficult. While it’s best to use carpet grippers so you don’t get carpet creases, you can get rid of any other lumps or bumps with a little bit of effort. You can try the above techniques one at a time until you find the method that works best for you.
Before you start fixing your carper wrinkles, be sure to check out more helpful posts in our Flooring & Roofing section.