Stained or Damaged Carpet? Get "New" Carpet from Your Closet!
Ken's Quick Answer:
If you "ruin" your carpet, you may think that you have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to replace it. Today, I'm offering you one last hope. Replace the stained or frayed carpet with a piece of undamaged carpet from your closet.
Ken's In-Depth Answer:
Don't forget what's in the closet! What do I mean by that?
If you have carpet in your house, the time may come when you'll have problems with it. Maybe you'll have a stubborn stain or pets who chew it and claw at it. When there's no fixing the problem, one last bastion of hope is removing a piece of carpet from your closet to replace the problem area. Sometimes, we are able to make a nearly invisible repair to the stained or frayed carpet!
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We have many success stories, including clients who have saved several thousand dollars by not having to replace an entire room with a new carpet.
Unfortunately, this solution doesn't always work. Sometimes the closet carpet looks obviously newer than the surrounding carpet. (This is especially true if it's an older carpet that has lost its color over time.)
Here are some other related carpet tips. First, if you have problem stains, check out our tips for carpet stain removal. Remember to start small and avoid any cleaning products with bleach! Second, if you have kids or pets, we always recommend buying stain-protect carpet. Mohawk's SmartStrand or any solution-dyed fiber will work best. Lastly, if you have cats, never buy a looped carpet! If you do end up with a problem loop, here's our easy tip for fixing it.
If you have any questions about our carpet closet tip, don't hesitate to give us a call at 401-214-0285 or visit our showroom. We serve customers throughout Rhode Island and southeastern New England, including Newport, Middletown, Jamestown, Portsmouth, Bristol and more.
About Ken: Ken Fain is the co-owner of Island Carpet in Middletown, RI and a floorcovering veteran of more than 40 years. His popular 'Ask Ken' video series answers common flooring questions on a variety of topics. It has reached thousands of viewers on both YouTube and Facebook.