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    Default How to repair bare loop carpet patch

    Just had new carpet laid. I have since discovered a small bare patch where there are no fibres. See photos.




    What can be done to fix this? Can this be a simple DIY fix? I have a few intact off cuts left over.

    I hesitate to call back the carpet installers because I am fed up with their poor workmanship (this isn't the first blunder by them).
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    It also looks like it has a stain ???

    Have you paid in full ? I would be calling them back.

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    I would call them back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droog View Post
    It also looks like it has a stain ???

    Have you paid in full ? I would be calling them back.
    No stain thankfully. Probably just the lighting.

    This was the final room they had to complete. Delayed due to lockdowns and stock shortages. I had already paid in full since the rest of the carpet install in the house was completed prior...

    Ok I'll get back in touch and see what they say. Should I trust an installer with not botching the repair? Are carpet repair specialists a thing?

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    It may just be a pulled loop and just needs to be stuck back in place. If it is a manufacturing defect and requires a patch getting it to line up without it being visible requires skill.

    As it is brand new I would expect any repair to be invisible or for them to replace the entire loom of carpet.

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    The company boss has agreed to come over to inspect it tomorrow. Hopefully I get a satisfactory solution about what can be done about it.

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    Both seem to be where the colour changes, so I'd suggest a manufacturing fault so the installer should have an avenue through their supplier (who probably already know about this batch being faulty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    Both seem to be where the colour changes, so I'd suggest a manufacturing fault so the installer should have an avenue through their supplier (who probably already know about this batch being faulty)
    Sorry it's a bad photo. There's no actual colour change. Just my shadow in the photo.

    It appears as though something has caused the fibers to bunch up and create the bare patch. Will have to hear from the carpet boss if it's a manufacturing defect or installer fault (unlikely they'll admit though...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by basKTcase View Post
    Sorry it's a bad photo. There's no actual colour change. Just my shadow in the photo.

    It appears as though something has caused the fibers to bunch up and create the bare patch. Will have to hear from the carpet boss if it's a manufacturing defect or installer fault (unlikely they'll admit though...)
    haha shadows! deceptive (or maybe it's just me )

    Is it near the edge, where the installer would have used the tightening/stretching tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    haha shadows! deceptive (or maybe it's just me )

    Is it near the edge, where the installer would have used the tightening/stretching tool?

    No its right out in the middle of the roll.

    Just had the carpet boss inspect, and he confirmed that it will need to be completely removed and reinstalled with a fresh roll which they will do for no charge.

    Honestly I'm surprised with this outcome. On the one hand it's great that they are willing to fix the issue, but on the other hand I was hoping to start moving furniture into the room and settle asap. I suppose I'll just have to keep in minimal for the time being...

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    yeah, it's further delay, but frankly the best long term outcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    yeah, it's further delay, but frankly the best long term outcome
    I agree. I feel more comfortable with completely redoing, than settling for a botched install.

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