Carpet Installation Issues in Apartment Buildings

There are several new condominium buildings that are having issues with the installation of carpets on the common corridors in their buildings. Third party carpet inspectors are generally the people who end up having to make the decision on why the carpets are failing. By the time a carpet inspector finally gets involved with one of these claims the carpet has been subjected to move-ins, steam cleaning, vacuuming and atmospheric issues.

The very nature of the hospitality style carpet used in condominium common areas can invite problems. Proper installation and maintenance procedures are extremely important if there is any hope to maintain a beautiful appearance for over ten years.

Carpeted common corridors in condominiums often have stylized borders and irregularly shaped hallways that require several carpet panels to be seamed together to complete the installation. The manner in which carpet seams are expected to be constructed has changed dramatically over … Read More