The Pros and Cons of Carpet Patching Services

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Deciding whether to replace or repair your carpeting with carpet patching services in Toronto depends on several different factors. There are advantages and disadvantages of patching carpets so you need to weigh these to determine the best solution for your home or business.

One of the more common causes requiring carpet patching repairs is from buckling and loose carpeting which bunches up in main traffic areas. As the carpeting is not flat, like it should be, the wear and tear from foot traffic can cause the carpet to rip, develop holes in highly worn areas, and result in other damages. If you notice your carpeting has buckled or seems loose in different areas, an easy remedy is to get the carpet stretched and re-secured to the subflooring.

Carpet Patching Pros

One of the main benefits gained by patching carpeting is it will cost significantly less than replacing the entire room of carpeting.

Repairs are ideal for small rips, tears, and holes and help extend the life of the carpeting. If your carpeting is not that old, patching will help ensure you get the maximum usefulness out of the carpeting before it needs replaced.

Professional services carefully match the pile, colour, and style of carpeting for perfect repair that is hard to notice. While there are DIY kits on the market, these never provide a great looking finish and should be avoided because proper matching and patching requires years of training and expertise.

Carpet patching is great for getting rid of unwanted stains that will not come out, even after being professionally cleaned. Sometimes, certain foods will leave stains in carpets which will ruin the overall look and appearance of it. Having these areas patched restores the natural beauty of your carpeting while getting rid of the unsightly stains.

Carpet Patching Cons

There is a limit to the number of times a carpet can be patched, and if patching is becoming a monthly repair, this is often a good indication it is time to get new carpeting installed.

It may not be advantageous to repair and patch older carpeting that is well-beyond its usefulness because it can make the newly repaired sections stand out. If the carpeting is more than ten years old, it is better to get new carpeting installed.

Patching may not work well for larger sections that need repairs. It would largely depend on if there was just one area of the carpeting that needed fixed or multiple areas all with large damaged sections. For larger sections, it is best to arrange an in-home or in-business consultation to discuss your available options.

For further questions about carpet patching and repairs or to find out what your options are, please feel free to contact Dr. Carpet at 647.800.5199 today! We specialize in many different types of patching and repairs for loose, buckling, ripped, frayed, torn, stained, and water damage carpets in the Greater Toronto Area.


dr. carpet offers the longest repair warranty in the industy. A 6 month, transferrable Warranty.  making us the perfect choice for preparing your home for market.