Have you noticed the edges of your carpet starting to thin out and fray? If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to solve this problem, this blog post is for you. 

How to Fix Carpet Fraying

What causes carpet fraying

The main reasons for carpet fraying include poor installation and friction from dirt and debris working their way into the material. Over time, the fibers wear out and can also unravel. If left in this state, the appearance and structural integrity of your carpet will continue to deteriorate. Source: HomeGuides.SFGate

How to prepare carpet 

Pull away any fibers completely loose from the carpet backing. Clean the carpet and allow it to thoroughly dry before applying the glue. This is especially important if the fraying was caused by pet actions which may also carry moisture and dirt into the carpet. Apply the hot glue and press the fibers into position and allow the glue to dry. This may only take a few minutes depending on the hot glue used. 

How to repair carpet seams

Most carpet fraying problems occur along the seam between two segments of carpet. This can require applying the hot glue to both segments of the carpet and then gluing the two segments together. This can salvage a situation that might require replacing the entire room of carpet at a fraction of the cost. Continue to monitor the repaired area and apply additional glue if any further fraying is noted. Source: Hunker

Which type of carpet is less likely to fray?

To prevent excess fraying and other types of wear, choose a carpet that is durable and more resistant to wear. For this, nylon carpet is your best bet. Nylon is the strongest carpet material, performs better than others in high traffic areas, and is resistant to mold and mildew. Source: UpgradedHome

Carpet fraying is a common issue in most households. The good news is that it’s easy to repair. If you want to save time and effort, let us take on this job for you. Contact us today to set an appointment.