Repair Flooring

Flooring Repairs

 

Burns and tears, bleach spots and worn thresholds and wrinkles can ruin the beautiful look of your flooring. Please don't give up on your current flooring just yet. We may be able to save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars in replacement costs. Sometimes, replacement is the wiser choice, but please let us look at the situation first. Wolfe Flooring offers lasting and aesthetically pleasing solutions by highly specialized technicians.

Types of Problems

  • Tears, Burns, Bleach Spots
  • Unappealing or Weak Seams
  • Wrinkles or Carpet Looseness
  • Detached Carpet (e.g., after a flood)
  • Loose or Frayed Carpet to Hard Surface Thresholds
  • Loss of Color in Carpet Pile (e.g., Bleach Spots)
  • Damaged Resilient Flooring
  • Damaged Ceramic Tile or Stone Tile

We frequently repair carpet tears damaged by dogs, cats and other pets.

Bonded Insert (a.k.a., Patch)

Sometimes a relatively small area of the yarn has been permanently discolored or the carpet's structure has been physically damaged (e.g., dog chewing a hole).

Wolfe Flooring offers a wonderful solution to this unfortunate condition that can save you thousands of dollars. We can cut out and seam in a new piece—a bonded insert. The bonded insert will have two, three or four sides depending on the location of the damaged area. A bleach spot in the corner of the room will have only two sides; while a furniture stain in the center of the room will have four sides. All sides have to be prepared inch-by-inch on the existing carpet and the inserted carpet. Therefore, a four-sided, 12" by 12" bonded insert will receive a total of 96 linear inches of painstaking preparation to ensure maximum aesthetic appeal.

We sometimes refer to the work as carpet surgery. Cosmetics are primarily determined by two factors: the degree of sun fading and the amount of wear to the yarn. If the new piece and the existing carpet are close in appearance, we can usually make an invisible repair. Literally, our customers often can not find where our work was performed.

When the existing carpet has faded a little or endured foot traffic, a bonded insert is usually still an improvement. And, over time, the insert will blend in with the existing carpet. (Carpet experiences an accelerated rate of deterioration at the beginning of its life; therefore, the new insert may blend in faster than you would imagine.)

If you're short on carpet, we can likely still solve your problem. Wolfe Flooring maintains an abundance of carpet remnants. With the homeowners' permission, we can take carpet from a closet or from under a stationary piece of furniture, use the piece from the closet to repair the originally damaged piece, and use our remnant for the closet. We will not be able to match the color of your existing carpets perfectly, but we do carry a broad variety. The permanently bonded insert will be ready for cleaning, foot traffic and power stretching within 10 minutes after we finish.

When you call, please have the dimensions (length x width) of your damaged areas ready.  You can report your measurements in feet or inches.  You are also welcome to send pictures.  Take the picture with a ruler or pen next to the carpet damaged as a relative comparison.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our patches. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's seam work.


Open Seam Repair

Poor installations and damaging events can leave a home with trip hazards and obvious seams. We provide solutions. The hardest part of an installation is the seam work. What's harder than seam work on a installation is remaking existing seam work. The benefits for remaking existing seams are improved appeal, improved structural integrity and a tighter stretch to the carpet.

To achieve excellence, we removed the existing seam tape, stretch the carpet tight together, prepare the edges inch-by-inch, and permanently bond the carpet back together. Wolfe Flooring uses top quality seam tape and heat the tape to just the right temperature, but not too hot which can cause "peaking" or warp the carpet backing. Our seams are ready for cleaning, foot traffic and power stretching within 10 minutes after we finish.

When you call, please have the lengths of your open seams ready.  You can report your measurements in feet or inches.  You are also welcome to send pictures.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our seam work. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's seam work.


Power Stretch

Throughout the year we receive calls from frustrated homeowners and property managers that have noticed wrinkles developing in there carpet. Frequently, the wrinkles have developed within 18 months of the original installation due to a poor installation. Other causes of wrinkles include defective carpet backing, excessive foot traffic, excessive aging, dragging heavy furniture across the carpet or wheelchair traffic, expansion and contraction of wood subfloor, dislodging of the tucked edge for tile installations, pest control treatments and wire installations, and so on.

In the vast majority of cases, we can permanently solve the unsightly waves and increase the life of the carpet in the process and eliminate trip hazards. A tight stretch enables the carpet to retain its beauty longer.

Our professional technicians accomplish this goal by using the combination of the power stretcher with the knee kicker. The knee kicker is a necessary tool, but the real strength is offered by the power stretcher. The power stretcher comes is two primary types: the compacted power stretcher and the pole stretcher. Wolfe Flooring has both types. Both power stretching tools are heavy, steel, leaver-action tools. One end of the tool locks into the carpet nap and the other end braces in a stationary position against the wall or the tack strip that lines the walls. As the leaver goes down, the carpet is drawn towards the wall of our choosing. The knee kicker is then used for the detail work.

The end result is ultra tight carpet. In fact, the power stretcher is so robust that we can usually tighten the carpet under heavy furniture. In preparation for our coming, you may wish to clear the floor of all small items. Alternatively, you may prefer to have our able-bodied, service representatives carefully tend to all the necessary furniture handling.

When you call, please have the dimensions (length x width) of your areas ready.  You can report your measurements in feet or inches.  Measurements do not have to be precise.  Do the best you can.  The purpose is to establish a reasonable estimate.  You are also welcome to send pictures.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our stretching. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's restretch.


Reinstallation

Reinstallations are very similar to restretches, except that the reinstallations assumes that part or all of the carpet has been dislodged from the tucking edges and that there may be open seams. Because of the similarity, it may prove helpful to read the sections entitled Power Stretch and Open Seam Repair. The need for a reinstallation is usually created by water damage or construction on the walls or subfloor.

Wolfe Flooring reinstalls existing carpet all the time. As was mentioned under Restretch and Open Seam Repair, impeccable cosmetics and structurally reliable seams and a lasting, tight stretch are our unwavering criteria. We can put your flooring back in great condition so that you can return to a normal life.

In preparation for our coming, you may wish to clear the floor of all small items. Alternatively, you may prefer to have our able-bodied, service representatives carefully tend to all the necessary furniture handling.

When you call, please have the dimensions (length x width) of your areas ready.  You can report your measurements in feet or inches.  Measurements do not have to be precise.  Do the best you can.  The purpose is to establish a reasonable estimate.  You are also welcome to send pictures.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our reinstallations. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's reinstallations.


Securing Carpet to a Hard Surface Threshold

The most critical areas of carpet are the thresholds. Thresholds can be where carpet in an room meets carpet in the hall which is addressed under Open Seam Repair. The second major type of threshold is where carpet meets a hard surface (e.g., porcelain, ceramic tile, stone, or hardwood) or a resilient surface (e.g., VCT, LVT, sheet vinyl, linoleum, or rubber).

Our services are resourceful when the carpet needs to be reattached to a new hard surface flooring or when an existing threshold suffers damage due to usage or a pet. Unattached thresholds cause the carpet to become frayed and develop wrinkles and also possess a serious trip hazard.

We provide an enduring remedy to this dilemma. First, our skilled technicians will clean the threshold area. Then, we'll provide a powerful stretch frequently with the power stretcher and the knee kicker. Finally, we re-prepare the edge and secure the edge with a combination of tack strip, metal and latex glue. Please also consider selecting from our threshold products and color choices.

When you call, please have the lengths of your thresholds ready.  You can report your measurements in feet or inches.  You are also welcome to send pictures.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our carpet to hard surface threshold work. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's threshold work.


Spot Dyeing

In some cases where the yarn has lost its color, spot dyeing allows us to fix carpet without penetrating the backing. Mixing dyes to create the right shade is an art. These dyes are stable and will last for years.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our spot dyeing work. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's spot dyeing results.


Resilient Flooring Repairs - Sheet Vinyl and Vinyl Tiles

We sell and install the resilient flooring manufactured by BurkeMercer, Tarkett, Mannington, Armstrong and others. We also repair those goods when mishaps occur. Unlike carpet, gouges and cuts are conspicuous on linoleum products. We can often repair your flooring even if you don't have replacement goods. Repairs on sheet vinyl usually save customers more than repairs on carpet simply because the replacement cost of vinyl is higher per square foot.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our resilient flooring repair. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's resilient flooring repairs.


Chipped or Broken Ceramic Tile and Stone

Unless you cover your marred tile with furniture, the eyesore stays in plain view. We can fix that concern if you can provide us with a placement piece. We carefully remove the damaged piece without harming the surrounding tiles. Then, we thoroughly prepare the subfloor for a solid bond. Finally, we carefully apply the grout and thoroughly polish the surface.

When you call, please have the number of broken and chipped tiles ready.  Also, what is the size of your tiles?  How many tiles are whole tiles versus cut or partial tiles.  The purpose is to establish a reasonable estimate.  You are also welcome to send pictures.  Also, please look to see if you have any supply tiles and leftover grout from the original installation.

See guaranties for more encouraging information about our ceramic tile and marble repairs. Also, see what other satisfied customers have said about Wolfe Flooring's ceramic tile and marble repairs.