How To Repair Berber Carpet
Knowing how to repair berber carpet yourself can save you huge amounts of money. Berber carpets are popular because they are very thick and last for a long time, but are expensive carpets to replace.
Step One: Determine How Much Repair Is Needed
You will need to decide if it is just a small snag that needs fixing or a larger area that will need work.
If you have a small snag, you can probably just use some carpet glue to fix the area. Generally for just a snag, you can glue the ends of the parts that disconnected right back to the carpet on its own. Just put some glue on the end and hold it in place until it dries after a short period of time.
Step Two: Cut Away the Damage
Cut away the carpet with the blemish. Make sure you take enough away from the problem that your repair will look like it was never damaged. Be careful not to cut the padding underneath.
Step Three: Cut New Piece
After you have cut out your damaged piece, you can use that as a stencil to cut out the exact size of the fix that you are going to make. Place the old piece over a new section of carpet and use your scissors to cut around the stencil. This way, you don't have to worry about measuring. Make sure you get it exactly the right shape and size so that it fits perfectly.
Step Four: Glue It in Place
The glue that you use will hold the piece in place. Use carpet glue on the bottom of the new piece of carpet. Carefully place the new piece in place. Do not put so much glue on your piece that it gets on the carpet around the piece. Make sure to put enough to hold it in place. Leave about a half inch from the outside edge to make sure that none gets on the good portions of carpet. Also put the glue on the back of the new piece as evenly as possible. The glue should cover the bottom, but be spread as evenly as possible and not in globs of glue. Align all of the fibers of the carpet so that it is going the same way as the carpet already in place. Focus on the direction of the pile and make sure that if there is a color pattern in the carpet you follow it with your new piece.
Step Five: Blend the Fibers
Blend the edges of the new piece with the old carpet together. You want to brush the pile over the edges so that you can not see them. If you cut the new piece properly, there should not be a problem with hiding these seams with the thick berber.
Step Six: Let It Dry
Let the glue dry for several hours. Do not walk on it or vacuum it until after the glue has completely dried.