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What is Carpet Delamination?

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What is Carpet Delamination? This is an example of carpet delamnination

When carpet is manufactured it is created with two backings. In the most common types of carpets, the yarn is secured into the primary backing by synthetic latex, and a secondary backing (or cushion) is attached with a bonding agent or adhesive to provide further pile-yarn stability and to add dimensional stability to the carpet structure. This secondary backing also helps in ease of installation by moving more easily over the surface of the floor. Carpet delamination is a condition where the secondary backing of the carpet is detached from the primary backing.  

How can this happen?  There are a variety of ways including, improper installation and pet damage.  Shrinking or stretching can also occur with carpet that has been over wet during cleaning or water damage. Both shrinkage and stretching can lead to wrinkling and puckering and when these wrinkles are walked over the backing breaks down causing delamination.

A carpet loses 80% to 85% of its strength when it is wet.  That’s why it is so important to call a professional such as SERVPRO® of Lexington/Thomasville whose first function is to restore not replace.  SERVPRO® technicians understand the science of drying and will work to get your home or business back to preloss condition as fast as possible.  Our technicians are trained in the latest mitigation and restoration techniques and our primary goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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