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How to Fix Torn Carpet

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📅 March 20, 2022

⏱️2 min read

A torn carpet will lower your home’s look. Carpet usually tear due to everyday wear and tear. Mostly high traffic area rugs.

Hence, as a homeowner, you should immediately fix a torn carpet to avoid any further damage.

Here are the most efficient ways to achieve maximum results at home.

Fixing Small Tears

Items needed

  • Scissors
  • Latex seam adhesive
  • Ruler
  • Heat activated tape
  • Steam iron
  • Super glue

Step-by-step procedure

  1. Cut a few fiber strands or patches from an inconspicuous area of the rug
  2. Lift the affected area and place a ruler under it
  3. Lift the torn area to expose the carpet padding
  4. Using seam adhesive and run it along the tear from underneath
  5. Make sure you run it along the bottom edge or use heat activated tape about 1-2 inches longer that the gash. After that run steam iron over the taped area and reattach the split
  6. Attach the cut pieces of fiber patch or strands using superglue
  7. Ensure to replace the fibers one piece at a time
  8. Allow it to dry and reposition your carpet

Addressing Multiple Rips

Items needed

  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Double sided tape
  • Hair comb
  • Carpet fibers

Step-by-step procedure

  1. Use the chalk to measure and mark along the edges of the torn area
  2. Get spare carpet fibers
  3. Use your utility knife to cut the affected areas. But do not cut the carpet backing
  4. Place a double sided tape on the upper side of the backing
  5. Attach the carpet fibers on the tape to replace the ones you cut out. But make sure your cover all the splits
  6. Press the fibers with force into the tape
  7. Use a comb to brush and blend the new and existing areas

Repairing Large Torn Areas

Items needed

  • Thread same color as your carpet fibers
  • Needle
  • Latex adhesive
  • Knee kicker

Step-by-step procedure

  1. Expose the back of the carpet along the torn area
  2. Use a needle and thread to carefully sew together along the gash
  3. Carefully stitch along the edges to make sure the closes are not visible
  4. Smear latex adhesive along the stitches from the back side
  5. Reposition the carpet into place
  6. Use a knee kicker to pin down the area

Expert tip: Use a double sided tape below to reattach carpet fibers in all the above methods.

Double Sided Carpet Tape


  • It is strong and durable
  • Works well with carpet fibers without causing any damages
  • It is easy to install and reattach fibers
  • Strong gum adhesion

Double Sided Carpet Tape


Kids and pets can accidentally split a carpet while playing. Well, you can now fix a torn carpet with the above mentioned step-by-step process.

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