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1 Proven Way the Best Carpet Installers Work


1 Proven Way the Best Carpet Installers Work

At McCullough’s Flooring, we’ve been installing carpet for years. Because of this, we know that there is 1 proven way to make sure carpet is installed right the first time. It's the way all the best carpet installers work.
Having carpet installed is a big life choice. We want to make it as easy as possible for you.
You may have someone handle the whole process. Or, you might move all the furniture and take out the old carpet yourself. Either way, one thing is certain: you’re ready to get it done so your home can go back to looking the way it was (and even better, with your new carpet).

1 Proven Tool

For lasting good looks, your installers need to do the job right. And to do it right, they need one proven tool. It's time-tested and used by all the best carpet installers.
Ask your installers whether or not they use a power stretcher for wall-to-wall carpet.

What Is a Power Stretcher?

A power stretcher is just what it sounds like: a powered means of stretching carpet. When used properly, it'll drastically reduce wrinkling or waves in your carpet over time. All carpet does stretch a little due to wear and foot traffic. But if it's stretched to its maximum tension when installed, it'll last much longer. And it'll stay more flush with your floor.


The power stretcher has a large lever that the installer pumps. It helps the installer to pull the carpet with greater force and leverage. By using this tool, your installer will be able to stretch the carpet effectively onto the tack strip against the wall.

What Should I Watch Out For?

If your installer uses a knee kicker, this is a red flag. Like the name suggests, a knee kicker is a smaller tool. It requires the installer to get on his hands and knees and kick across the carpet in order to stretch it. In areas where a power stretcher cannot fit, such as a closet, this is understandable.


But a knee kicker should not be used when installing carpet wall-to-wall. It can’t provide the same amount of stretching force. And, while the carpet may look fine on the day of installation, within a few years it'll be wrinkled.

You’re Buying Two Products—Not Just One

Whether you're choosing carpetvinylhardwood, or anything else, you need to remember that you're not just buying flooring. The installation quality is just as important as the flooring quality – if not more so.
Regardless of what type of flooring you’re looking for, call us at McCullough’s Flooring today. We'll be happy to talk with you about how we can serve you. We can help you make your home more beautiful for years to come.