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The Installation Of Carpet Patching

Whether it’s due to an over-exposure of cleaning chemicals or from a stain that cannot be eliminated, carpet patching enters the fold as an option for homeowners that need only a specific area of their flooring replaced. The trick during this whole process is to replace the flooring with new and clean segments that matches the colors and fibers of the surrounding flooring. While this can be achieved by utilizing a variety of tools and knowhow beforehand, it’s usually the best idea to leave this sort of restoration to a professional.

Though the primary concern for carpet patching centers around the worry that the newly installed segments of flooring won’t properly match the existing areas, it is mitigated almost entirely with the experience of seasoned professionals in this field. Precise measurements and installation techniques play a big role in accomplishing this task properly.

Other than the equipment that will be utilized by the professional undertaking the job, there are a somewhat strict number of steps that are followed in order to properly replace the segments of flooring. These steps range from the initial measurements, which can be one of the most important steps during the process, to the more complex strategies employed by professionals such as matching density and thickness to achieve a perfect fit and look.

Most of the time, the carpet patching segment will be square or rectangular in nature, whether small or large. Other times it may be necessary for the flooring to be removed in a circular fashion that may range from only a few inches in diameter to a few feet. This latter scenario is typically utilized if there is only one particular stain that is unable to be eliminated even by a certified carpet cleaning firm, or if the flooring has received some other sort of damage that is irreparable.  

If the problem area is against the wall, the area will be removed from the tackless strip which is attached to the concrete or sub-floor. Once the strip has been exposed the professional will be able to tell if the tack strip needs replacing in that particular area. This type of removal is typically done using a combination of a hammer and a pry-bar to avoid damaging nearby strips that will remain attached to the undamaged carpet. Carpet patching will next involve the installation of the new segments. These segments will need to be measured for the applicable density and thickness so the new piece will blend seamlessly with the existing flooring.  

After the segment is set in place, the new area will be thoroughly vacuumed to help blend the segment with the surrounding area. Carpet patching is not typically a perfect science however, with some very minor aesthetic differences able to be seen after the installation. But this will usually lessen over time as it is usually due to the natural color fading that flooring undergoes on a daily basis with its exposure to the sun and other elements of the home.  The professional will do their very best to blend the new fibers to match the old.

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