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Where Do Donor Carpet Pieces Come From

Where Do Donor Carpet Pieces Come From?

At Nip & Tuck Carpet, one of our most popular services includes carpet patching. We use this technique to make repairs to stains, burns, holes, and pet damage. It involves removing the damaged piece of carpet and replacing it with an identical donor piece. The result is most often so seamless, you do not even notice it. Where does this donor piece of carpet come from, though?

Matching Remnant

There are many factors that contribute to how seamless your patch will end up. Color, pattern, and cut are important factors. When carpet is installed, usually they will leave any leftover carpet with the home, unless otherwise requested. Most people store this roll in the attic or basement, and ideally, your donor piece would come from there for the most seamless patch.

Hidden Places

What can be done if you don’t have extra carpet lying around? In this case, we can take a donor piece from an inconspicuous place, such as a closet. Most people don’t mind this practice since they don’t even notice the carpet that deep into a closet. In the event that the patch you need is a large one, we can remove all of the carpet from the area and paint the subfloor white.

Last Resort

If none of the above turn out to be an option, some customers will obtain the closest match they can find. Luckily, there are many options on the market today, so the odds of you being able to find a passing match is good. At the end of the day, most of our customers would just rather have a slightly off match than continue to have to look at unsightly damaged carpets.

Small Patches

If the patch you want is only a few inches in width, you might not even need a donor piece at all. In these scenarios, we can use our power stretcher to stretch existing carpet to fit the gap.

If you have questions about your specific issue, give us a call for a free evaluation!

By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 7-2-2021