How to Fix a Hole in the Carpet from a Dog

We love our dogs. They give us unconditional love when we need it most. They are always there to wag their tails when we’re feeling down. And they live beside us in our homes to keep us company. Unfortunately, they also have a tendency to be destructive and can sometimes even ruin your furniture, flooring, and shoes left to their own devices.

So, when your dog has done the unthinkable—ripped a hole in the carpet—your first instinct is to panic and think that you have to replace the entire room’s worth of flooring. Think again.

With just a few simple tools and some simply DIY knowledge, you can fix a hole in the carpet that your dog made. Here’s how to get started.

Gather Your Tools

To patch a hole in the carpet you’ll need the following tools:

  • Utility knife
  • Glass
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Double sided carpet tape
  • Replacement carpet

Measure Accurately

Before you start cutting, you’ll need to measure the piece that needs to be replaced accurately. Although your dog tore a hole in the carpet, it’ll likely be small enough that you’ll need to cut and replace a larger piece of the carpet for it to stick properly.

Put a glass (or a bowl, if you need an even larger replacement piece) over the hole, and using your masking tape, mark the area of carpeting that will need to be cut.

Cut the Old Piece Out

Using a utility knife or a carpet knife, carefully remove the piece, careful not to damage any surrounding carpet.

Size the Replacement Piece

After removing the damage piece of carpet, you will then need to measure a piece of replacement carpet and place it over the bare piece of flooring to make sure everything matches up just right.

Place the Double Sided Carpet Tape Down and Pop in the Carpet

To ensure the new carpeting sticks, you’ll then need to put in double-sided carpet tape so that the carpet will adhere to the subfloor. Once the tape is secured, place your new carpet in, making sure to follow the grain and pattern of the surrounding carpet.

Smooth and Trim the New Carpet

To make it look uniform, smooth the new carpeting and trim any fibers that are longer or look out of place using your scissors.

Need Help? Call on Kiwi Services

Whether you’re not much of a DIYer or you want your carpeting to have a more professional touch, you can call on the experts at Kiwi Services to repair your carpeting—no matter if it needs patching, odor removal, or stretching.

Interested in hiring Kiwi Services for carpet repair? Give us a call toll-free to set up an appointment or to get a free service quote today.