I want my room to feel clean again, help me fix my carpet!
January 28, 2007 10:16 AM Subscribe
Can you help me salvage my carpet until I can get a new floor put in?
posted by stormygrey to Home & Garden (18 answers total)
When I moved into my house the bedroom had this crazy awful purple shag carpet. We pulled it up and their were beautiful wide pine planks (older house). However, there were all kinds of nails and staples in it and what appeared to be asbestos tar. (This tar was used to lay flooring in the past). I decided to just leave it alone till I could appropriately deal with it, and then there was the commercial....
I bought the carpet hook, line, and sinker. Those empire commericals are so damn catchy. Well it turns out they are fast, but they are not cheap, not by a long shot. They are suppoesd to come with this amazing warranty, but it apparently doesn't cover three German Shepards.
I got the lovely berber loop in a golden wheat color, however, it turns out that bitch will run like hell if you catch one of the loops. One of my dogs managed to slide her tray out of the crate and tear up a huge section of the carpet. Potty training also took its tool. It looks horrible.
I can cover a large part of it with a floor rug and the crates, but don't know what to do with the rest. The holes won't show, but the stains will. I have tried all sorts of steam cleaning, and since the carpet is so light it still shows.
I have two initial thoughts. Today, I could just bleach it. Seriously, until I can get hardwoods put it, I will just bleach the crap out it when it gets dirty. Alternatively, I could dye it. I am not sure of this process. Apparently, you can either use a hand pump (like for spraying pesticide) or you can use a carpet cleaner to lay in on. That sounds a little more risky. I would dye it a deep chocolate brown.
I've got to do something soon, it messing with the fung shui and make me not want to go in my bedroom.
What do you think is a good solution?