Have a section of carpet that has been stained, pulled, torn, or cut? Here are a few ways you can repair it yourself:

Patching things up
Does your carpet have a stained spot that needs replacing?

  1. Cut out an unnoticeable spot (such as in the back of your closet) and place over the damaged area to see if it’s the right size.
  2. If you have a match, cut the patch of carpeting to the surface using a utility knife.
  3. Bonus tip: use a piece of plywood beneath to prevent cutting through more than the patch. 
  4. Tape the patch in place and cut out the damaged area. Use the patch as your guide and use the utility knife to cut out the damaged part.
  5. Stick double-sided carpet tape on the floor and press the patch into position.
  6. Once completed, call a textile expert to learn about more effective solutions they can offer.

Handling carpet tears
Typically you’ll find a tear along the seam of your carpet, caused by dragging your furniture over it or too much foot traffic. Here’s what to do:

  1. First thread heavy fishing line through a large, curved upholstered needle.
  2. Push the needle through about one half of an inch from the edges of the tear and space the stitches about three-fourth inches apart.
  3. Bonus tip: If your seams were previously glued together,  you find it tough to get the needle through. Use needle-nose pliers to glide the needle through more easily.
  4. Call Triple S to learn more about our professional repair and reweaving services.

Whether it be a stain, burn, or worn patch of carpet – or you need a thorough cleaning, the textile experts at Triple S can lend you a helping hand! Triple S is a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and offer a wide variety of services to help keep your carpets and rugs looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright!

We have three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue