Carpet repair or buy new carpet?

Old 01-29-18, 02:50 PM
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Carpet repair or buy new carpet?

Long story short, 2 years ago when I first got a new puppy, he chewed a portion of my carpet (roughly about 6 in x 1 foot). I'm getting ready to sell the house and move, however, I need to address this carpet issue prior to listing the house for sale.

I went to home depot to see if any carpet matches so I can just replace the whole carpet in the living room, however, if I did that, the carpet wouldn't match the color or texture in all of the other bedrooms and closets. The guy at home depot said the hole doesn't seem too big to repair the living room carpet with the carpet from my closet. He mentioned it might be my best bet to purchase new carpet for the closet that closely matches the original, and use that closet carpet to repair the hole in the living room. This way, everything matches and the only thing that looks slightly off is the new closet closet which is isolated from everything anyway.

Would it be best to try that? Or any recommendations? I have attached a few pictures with a sample of the chewed carpet to the closet and the chewed carpet next to the current living room carpet. Opinions wanted, thanks!
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Old 01-29-18, 03:22 PM
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It seems like a patch would be the way to go but I would get that opinion from an installer, not someone wearing an apron in a store.
Old 01-29-18, 05:06 PM
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A good carpet installer can splice in a section of carpet but one thing to consider, the closet carpet will have no wear and it may stand out if the patch area has some wear.

If there is a break between the different carpets instead of trying to match, go contrast!
Old 01-29-18, 06:21 PM
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Take the closet carpet to a carpet dealer not a box store. Box stores carry what is cheap and easy to move. Way more selection and possibility of finding a match for the whole room that fits with the adjacent rooms somewhere that deals strictly with carpet. Most likely a builder grade that they can match. Like other say, you can patch, but the lack of traffic in the closet will lead to a visible patch against warn carpet.
Old 01-30-18, 08:14 PM
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Patch it. The majority of home buyers change the carpet anyway. I have replaced thousands of yards that were just a few months old, because the new homeowner did not like it.

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