Berber Carpet: How To Fix A Snag


Berber carpet is a type of carpeting that uses loose loops. It is a soft, luxurious type of carpet, but also one that is prone to snagging. Instead of getting it replaced, you can first try to fix the snags and improve its appearance. Here are some tips for fixing the snags before you get your carpet replaced:

Gather Your Supplies

Before you begin repairing your Berber carpet and fixing the snags, you should collect the supplies you need. You only need a few basic supplies, which you very likely already have in your toolbox. To fix snags in Berber carpet, you need either a knitting needle or a small screwdriver.

You should also have some super glue on hand and paper clips at your disposal. Remember when using the super glue to be careful not to get it on your skin. This type of glue can cause burning, redness or even blistering if you have sensitive skin.

Repair the Snags

Now that you have collected your supplies, you can begin fixing the snags in the carpet. Here are the basic steps needed to fix snags in your carpet:

  1. Hold the loop in place. In order to keep the loop from being pulled entirely through the backing of the Berber carpet, you need to hold it in place. You can do so by placing either your knitting needle or small screwdriver into the loop of the thread that is snagged. This will help to hold it in place while you complete your repairs.
  2. Find the attached thread. Once you have the problem loop held in place, you need to find the next thread that is attached to the one that is snagged. It may be a little difficult to find, so look very carefully. Keep in mind it might be flush with the jute backing and be very tight.
  3. Once you have found the thread, take a paper clip and unbend it, then insert one end of it through the loop in the thread. Pull back slightly on this thread, then watch as the problem loop starts to become smaller. As soon as the problem snag is a little bigger than the loop you are currently making with your new thread, stop pulling.
  4. Repeat the process on the other side. Now locate the thread on the opposite side of the loop that was snagged. Repeat the paper clip process with that loop, once again pulling slightly and watching the snagged loop change in size. This time, you will stop when you notice the original loop go back to its proper size without a snag.

The final step of this repair process is using your super glue to keep it in place. Put a small amount of super glue at the base of the carpet fibers where they are attached to the jute backing. To learn more, contact a company like Carpet One Of Mobile Floor & Home with any questions you have.


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