If you’ve ever had carpet in Loveland, you may have noticed that it can sometimes buckle, wrinkle, and stretch. This is usually due to one of five causes: delamination, wet carpet, poorly installed carpet, high humidity levels, or heavy furniture being dragged across the carpet. In this article, we will discuss each of these five causes in detail and provide tips on how to prevent them from happening.


One of the most typical causes of carpet buckling and wrinkling is delamination. Delamination occurs when the top layer of carpet detaches from the primary backing. This can happen for a great number of reasons, but it is usually caused by poor carpet installation or by using an incompatible adhesive during installation.

It may also occur if there has simply been a very long time since you initially installed the carpet. If you notice that your carpet might be starting to delaminate, you should contact a professional carpet installer as soon as possible to have it repaired.


Another common cause of carpet buckling and wrinkling is wet carpet. When carpeting gets wet, it shrinks and expands, which can cause it to buckle, wrinkle, and stretch. If you spill or drop food on your carpet, it’s crucial you make sure to blot it up immediately with a quality, clean, and dry microfiber cloth.

Do not vigorously rub the carpet, as this may only spread the stain and make it more difficult to remove. If you have a giant mess or spill, you may need to use a wet/dry vacuum to remove all of the moisture from the carpet. Once you have removed as much moisture as possible, place a fan in the room and point it at the carpet to help speed up the drying process.


If your carpet is not installed correctly, it is more likely to buckle, wrinkle, and stretch over time. This is because poorly installed carpet does not have a tight seal around the edges, which allows it to move and shift over time.

If you notice that your carpet appears to be buckling or wrinkling, it is essential to contact a professional carpet installer to have it reinspected and possibly re-installed.

Carpet can become loose and buckle over the years. Carpet re-stretching can breathe new life into it!


Another common cause of carpet buckling and wrinkling is high humidity levels in the room. When the air in a room is a bit too humid, it can cause the carpet to expand and contract, eventually leading to buckling and wrinkling. If you suspect that your carpeting is starting to buckle or wrinkle, be sure to check the humidity levels in the room. If they are too high, you may need to use a dehumidifier to lower them.


One final common cause of carpet buckling and wrinkling is heavy furniture being dragged across the carpet. When furniture is moved across a carpet, it can cause the carpet to bunch up and wrinkle.

Be sure to lift heavy furniture when moving it across the carpet to prevent this from happening. If you must slide furniture across the carpet, place a piece of cardboard or another hard surface underneath it to protect the carpet.


Your family can help keep your carpet from buckling, wrinkling, and stretching by following these simple preventative tips. If you have any concerns or questions about your carpet, contact a professional for assistance.

Element Design offers carpet installation, carpet repair, and carpet re-stretching services in the Loveland and Fort Collins area. We would be happy to help you with any of your carpet needs! So give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.