Repairing Carpet Destroyed by Cats

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Old 01-23-20, 06:54 PM
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When I moved into my new house, my cats decided that they were going to destroy my carpet in some areas. I'd like to figure out the best way to repair it. I've attached pictures of examples. I have extra carpet from when it was installed. I think the cats have generally stopped, but I might also want to install trim strips on the doorways to make it harder for them to do it again.

 
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Old 01-23-20, 07:37 PM
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The correct way to repair it would be to cut out a rectangular piece slightly larger that the destroyed area. Cut another piece to fit and use a seaming iron to repair. A DIY repair would be to put seam tape under the whole patch, so it won't stick to the pad, . and use a hot melt glue gun to stick the patch down.I have done it both ways and have had success.
You can put the patch on top of the area to be replaced and cut around it to make sure it fits.
 
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Is there a big difference in the quality of the two methods, such that I should consider buying a carpet steam iron?

Also, could I put something like this down where the carpet meets tile, to protect the edges from cats? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...E54H5371SGKJ3E
 

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Your cat will just move to another spot to scratch if you cover the area they like. Get several cat scratchers and place them around the house so the cat has approved places to work on their claws.
 
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Old 01-24-20, 06:07 PM
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You can put down the metal. A glue gunshould hold.
 
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