What could be worst then a burn or a stain in otherwise perfect carpet? One stain or one burn can ruin the whole carpe. That’s what I use to think, until I was introduced to the “Cookie Cutter” for carpet repair.
This amazing little tool has been a well kept secret known only to those in the carpet industry for years. Instead of replacing an entire room’s carpet for one stain or burn, the cookie cutter allows you to remove that area and replace it with a new piece of carpet, instantly saving hundreds of dollars.
Here is how to repair a burn or blemish in the carpeting professionally using the carpet cookie cutter.
Tools needed: cookie cutter from carpet store, adhesive tape for carpets and just a little common sense.
Step 1: After purchasing the cookie cutter practice on a piece of carpet that is not on the floor. This will give one the confidence needed to move on to the real thing.
Step 2: The cookie cutter is self explanatory. Just use it similar to the way one would if making cookies. Place it down on the area to be removed then twist it around until the carpet is breached. The cookie cutter is equipped with razor blades on the bottom and they are very sharp so one does not have to press down to tightly when doing this.
Step 3: Remove the old piece of carpeting now one is ready to add a matching piece. The matching piece should be part of the original run so hopefully one will have an extra piece of carpeting.
If not remove a piece from an area that will not merit notice like a closet and then replace the piece one removed from the other area where this piece has been removed. Having a piece from the original run will ensure the carpet will match.
Step 4: Place carpet tape underneath the hole all around the edges. This will make a nice seal when ready.
Step 5: Line the piece of carpeting up with the existing carpet until the fabric flows in the same direction. Now press down on the cookie cut until it is in place. Make sure to go all around the cut.
Step 6: Take a stiff brush and blend the cut in with the original carpeting this will hide the area. When completed the spot should only be noticed by the person that installed it this is because you will know it is there.
The cookie cut will work best in low traffic areas where it is not constantly being walked upon. The alternatives to this repair are very costly. Things like replacing a major section of carpet. This repair will cost one around 15 dollars and can be done by anyone.