Many people choose carpeting as their floor covering of choice because it is beautiful, soft and durable. A high quality carpet can last for many years when properly cared for. However, one of the problems that can result from a carpet installation is known as delamination.
What is delamination? It has to do with the backing of the carpet, which the fibers are stitched into. When the primary and secondary backings separate from each other, it is delamination. When it happens over a large space, it is almost always a manufacturing problem and can be linked to curing time, latex formation or something similar.
It’s also possible for delamination to happen only near a seam. In this case, that means the installer most likely didn’t apply the seam sealer properly or use the right seaming iron temperature. If delamination is taking place in a small area, it is most likely due to a spill of solvent.
The good news is that often delamination can be fixed by a carpet repair tech who can re-laminate the pieces together and make it as good as new.