how to repair a carpet seam that is beginning to fray


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Old 01-03-01, 09:03 PM
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My 8 year old carpet's seam is beginning to show and fray a little. I want to prevent further damage and repair the seam so that it doesn't show.
 
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It depends what kind and style of carpet it is.
Is it delaminating? Meaning, has the primary backing separating from the secondary backing.

Is it a loop pile, and a yarn snagged and pulled out, and now has a runner?

It's hard to tell you what to do without seeing it.
 
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Old 01-07-01, 04:38 PM
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The carpet is not delaminated. At the seam, I was able to pull a piece about one inch long loose. It is not a berber.
 
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Use a glue gun. Use something flat and very heavy to set on it as soon as you glue. (phonebook and weights)

Use a putty knife to hold the nap back out of the way, because you don't want hot melt glue on the nap.
 
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Thanks for your help. I will try the glue gun idea.
 
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Forgot to add...

The glue used in a hot melt glue gun, is basically the same hotmelt glue on carpet seaming tape, but heated with an iron.

Smaller salad tongs from the kitchen can also be used to hold the carpet open while getting the glue gun in the gap.
 
 

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