Will Carpet Seams Go Away?

Posted on: April 4th, 2022 by The Carpet Guys

With your beautiful new carpet installation, you may be wondering will carpet seams go away.  Unfortunately, you can’t eliminate seams altogether, but The Carpet Guys have good news on how to minimize them. Read on to find out how.

Why are Seams Noticeable?

installer joining two carpet pieces with a seam iron

When a carpet is first installed by a professional installation team like The Carpet Guys, it is the most taught it will be.  Installers will stretch the carpet to help eliminate future wrinkling. Also, the high pile carpet still has tightly twisted fibers. This is when carpet seams are the most noticeable. Fortunately, in small rooms, seams may not be necessary.  Carpet rolls come in rolls of 12 or 15 feet.  So, a room that is 11 feet 6 inches or smaller won’t need a seam. Anything larger than that in length and width of the room will need seams. There are ways to help those seams go away.

Seam Placement

The first way a good flooring installer will take care of the seam in your carpet is to put it in a low-traffic area or under furniture that will not be moved.  Often, they will place a seam in the back of the room for this purpose. Seams in doorways or closets can be handled by using transition pieces so you can’t see the seam. They will also use strong seam tape and a good iron to seal the pieces together with heat.

carpet installer taping seam

Style of Carpet

The style of carpet being installed will also have an effect.  Berber and patterned carpets are the hardest to seam.  Berber’s loops and low pile make it very difficult to hide.  With proper installation, patterned carpet can be made to line up at seam placement. The best flooring to choose to hide a seam is a shag or twist style plush.

Proper Care and Maintenance for Seams

When a good installer has completed the job, they will vacuum the carpet. This is not only to clean their area but to also help tightly twisted fibers “sprout” which will hide the carpet seam.  With each weekly vacuum, the fibers will open and cover the seam with a fuller plushness. As the flooring endures wear and tear, it may be necessary to have the carpet re-stretched to eliminate peaking.  This happens as the 2 pieces stretch and start to overlap. Moisture can also cause peaking.  Make sure to maintain proper humidity levels in your home.  If your carpet needs re-stretching, The Carpet Guys have a lifetime installation warranty.  We can make sure your flooring stays beautiful for years to come.

If you’re looking for the proper seam repair, call The Carpet Guys at 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) or go to our scheduling page and set up a Free In-Home Estimate. We will make sure that seams are placed in the proper location and kept from peaking!

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