Can a door draft guard damage the carpet? Can a door draft guard damage the carpet?
A door draft guard may damage your carpet over time; it depends on the material. The most common materials used to make draft guards are brush bristles or rubber. A model made of brush bristles is likely to damage your carpet over time due to friction. You may find a worn patch where the door has been opened and closed. To avoid this, use a draft guard with a rubber base as these are smoother and will glide over the carpet, causing less friction hence less damage to your carpet. If you are purchasing a new door draft guide, buy something that is soft when you run it across your hand as this will not damage your carpet.