There are situations in which the specifier will wish to utilize the stretch-in method. It’s selection may be for one of the following reasons – but not limited too-:

  • Provides enhanced underfoot comfort, acoustical properties (i.e., higher noise reduction coefficients and higher impact noise ratings) when installed with separate cushioning
  • Increases thermal insulation (R-value)
  • Can be used over floors that are unsuitable for glue-down
  • Patterned carpet may be more easily matched
  • Corrective measures, such as a seam repair, may be easier to perform
  • Removal costs usually are less than the removal of an adhered installation


  • Suitable for rolling traffic and ramp areas
  • Seams are much more durable since there is no vertical flexing
  • Minimized buckling in buildings that have HVAC systems turned off for extended periods of time
  • No re stretch situations
  • Facilitates access to electrical and telephone lines under floor
  • Practically eliminates incidences of seam peaking
  • No restrictions to area size
  • Intricate border and inlay possibilities
  • Usually less expensive


  • Combines the stability of direct glue-down carpet with the cushioning benefits of a separate cushion, stretch-in installation
  • Improves carpet appearance retention, foot comfort and overall performance
  • Simplifies carpet bordering and inlaying
  • Suitable for wheeled traffic areas
  • No restrictions to size of area

Carpet Laying Auckland 09-489 5599