The most common type of rug placement is to place tack strips, thin wooden bands with nails, around the room's perimeter. The padding is then placed inside the tack strips, and the carpet is secured and stretched with a power stretcher, a long tool with tines at the end. Power stretchers firmly push the rug to the wall so it is taut and won't move, and now many manufacturer warranties specify their use in their warranty installation requirements.
Other installation methods are glue down, which is as it sounds, and peel and stick. Peel and stick are often used for vinyl composite tiles (VCT) or carpet tiles. The products, which come in numerous colors and patterns, come with a self-adhesive backing and can be an excellent solution for an inexpensive spruce-up.
Our experts will give you a quality, craftsman-like residential or commercial flooring installation, one that will become the jewel in the crown of your home. Visit us to explore our full inventory and learn more about our services, including custom area rugs, area rug binding, a free flooring installation quote, and more. The Rhodes Carpet & Installation showroom is in Washington, PA and we service Washington County, PA.