You carpet may not be ruined! Almost always, a carpet can be repaired instead of replacement… Even here in the frozen Fairbanks area north land! This repair was performed by my coworker Josh Smith on an olefin berber (mostly plastic) carpet…. one where it is very difficult to match the patterns and install it where the fibers are secure (and will last). Thank goodness my coworker Josh did it! Even though it may be tough to admit, he is consistently better at it than I am….
His first step was to identify the extent of the fibers damaged, find a pattern/seam that would allow an easy match, locate a piece that could fit within the area he identified would need removal, then remove the damaged area and remove the piece he located to match, then swap the damaged piece with the replacement. Then install the damaged piece in the unseen area, usually, as it was in this case, the back or side of a closet.
Fitting/seaming in the “new” replacement piece to match.
Just about done!
Although there is no such thing as a perfect match as the carpet seldom has ‘worn’ the same, but at the same time, seldom are they noticed by a resident saving hundreds to thousands of dollars in replacement costs.
If you live in the North Star Borough and have a damaged area in your carpet, give us a call and we will be glad to look at it free of charge and let you know what kind of success we would expect.