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Common Problems Carpets Face and Ways to Resolve Those Problems

Common Problems Carpets Face and Ways to Resolve Those Problems

Learn everything necessary about problems with carpets and their solutions.

So many homes have at least one room that is carpeted. A nice, plush carpet can be such an enjoyable type of flooring to have in the house, so it’s easy to understand why so many people have carpets. Still, we all know that there are some issues that come with carpeting, and it’s important that homeowners know what the potential issues are and how to resolve them if one pops up. Learn everything necessary about problems with carpets and their solutions.

Rippling or Buckling

Any signs of rippling or buckling indicate that the carpet may have been installed improperly. This can happen if an installer doesn’t stretch the carpet beforehand using a power stretcher. It’s an important part of the installation process that ensures carpets will hold their shape. If you have concerns with rippling or buckling, you’ll need to bring in a professional installer and have them stretch your carpet and reinstall it.

Faded Colors

No matter what, carpets are going to begin to dull in their colors over the years. This is mainly due to exposure to sunlight. You can prevent this from happening by using curtains or blinds that are thick enough or made of the right materials to block out the sun. If your carpet has started to fade a bit, give it a good vacuuming and then add small amounts of hot salt water. Let it dry and then vacuum again, and you may restore some of the color.

Tears and Holes

Physically damaged carpets are unsightly and stressful. It could be the case that seams will split between your carpet if installed improperly, or you may just develop holes, tears, and burn marks over the years. While this isn’t something you can DIY, a professional can come in and repair your carpet, either via patching or by using a carpet steaming iron to fix seams.


Frayed carpets can happen naturally over time, but you want to tackle this issue as quickly as you can, otherwise, it will end up getting worse. You can snip the frays to match the height of the rest of the carpeting, but if you’re unsure how or are dealing with larger frays, you will want to call in a professional.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project. Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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