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What to do if your carpet is fraying

Whether it?s your stubborn cat that keeps batting at the fibers, or your new home has an old installation that?s worn, you may not know what to do if your carpet is fraying. Is it a total loss? Can you somehow fix it to prevent unraveling or further fraying? Will you really need to buy new flooring? These are all questions we?ll clarify in this article, thanks to our helpful professionals at Carpet Mart in Benton Harbor, MI.

Assess the damage
Firstly, you?ll need to assess the damage to your carpet, to evaluate how much of the material is frayed. If you?ve never dealt with this matter before, then you may have a very hard time determining what to do. In such case, we can help you out at Carpet Mart; just bring us a clear picture of the damaged area. Should the fraying be a small area, however, then there may be a simple solution to the problem.

Trim and glue
Usually, if the fraying is limited to a very small area, it?s a relatively easy fix. Get as close to the frayed threads as possible, getting down to the level of the damage to get a clear view. Again, our on-site experts can help you figure out the degree of damage to your soft surfacing. In a few cases, homeowners are able to deal with the situation themselves, trimming down the loose threads, and using a hot glue gun with non-water-based glue to reattach loose ends. Having said that, we do highly recommend consulting a professional before taking matters into your own hands. You don?t want to do more damage than good!

Emergency relocation
At times, the damage can be quite extensive, but the homeowners may not be in a position to purchase an entirely new carpet installation. In such cases, it is possible to relocate a section of carpeting from an area such as the closet, to fix the unsightly area. With a few well-placed plants or some furniture changes, your guests won?t be able to tell the difference. On the other hand, if you would prefer to redo the whole room, certainly that is an option indeed. At Carpet Mart, we?d be glad to help you find a replacement carpet that fits within your budgetary constraints, should you require assistance redoing your home.