Any1 help me to disguise the worn area at my bedroom doorway please?. Rugs over it are a no-no due to safety. Thank you.

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 02, 2020

    Yes, I agree that throw rugs can be very dangerous. I know persons who have injured themselves seriously due to a fall from tripping on a small rug.

    What type of floor covering is presently in your bedroom, and what type of floor covering is in the hallway?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 02, 2020

    Hi Kathy,

    If your carpet is worn down to the point of being thread bare, maybe with rips and tears, you'll have to replace it. Is there an area of the house where you have this same carpet you could remove, like a closet and replace?

    Other than remove/replace there are some things you can do, take a look here and see if anything can help you:

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Apr 02, 2020

    Describe the worn area -wood-tile-vinyL??

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 02, 2020

    Without a visual photograph it’s hard to guess your situation and the size involved. Would painting or stenciling the carpet be an option?

    I see a few projects here in Hometalk that to disguise problems and stains.

    Here is a Hometalk link to look over

    How to Paint a Rug With Chalk Paint DIY | Hometalk

  • If it's carpet, sometimes a good, professional cleaning will bring it back and fluff up the fibers.

  • on Apr 02, 2020

    can you share a photo? Or at least what the floor is made of? That will really help! :)

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 02, 2020

    Kathy: if the carpeting as rips and tears, it's probably even more dangerous than covering it with an area rug. You may need a carpet needle and carpet thread.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Apr 02, 2020

    Yes, if it is not older than 10 years old, you can cut out and patch it with a piece from the closet.

    You’ll need hot melt seam tape, a fresh set of utility knife blades, a couple of pieces of new tack strip and a piece of new pad.

    If it’s older than 10 years old, the carpet backing and glue are starting to break down and your patch may not hold together.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Apr 02, 2020

    There is a new rug available called a ruggable. It is on a foam type surface that grips so its not easy to trip over, but you can easily pull the decorative part off to wash. They are pretty light weight, and not as easy to trip over or kick around as regular rugs. They also sit pretty flat to the floor, so they are less of a tripping hazard

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 02, 2020

    Would painting it help? Perhaps make it look like a rug is there with paint.

  • Do you have any old carpet strips you could glue down? When we had our carpet installed, they gave us some extra pieces. You could even see if a professional could do it for you.

  • Kate Garrett Kate Garrett on Apr 02, 2020

    Carpet patching with reserved trimmings can be a life saver, but you may want to consider 2 patch jobs. Cut out a section from a low traffic area (maybe a corner or under a sofa or case furniture) & use that to patch by your high traffic doorway. Then use the reserve piece(s) where that came from. Yes, it is double work. But those saved pieces from your original install probably have been stored someplace dark & have zero fade. It can actually be more glaring in a high traffic area than an out of the way spot.

    If you don't have reserve pieces, you can still patch. Shop for a small remnant at your local carpet store. Pick something that contrasts your wall-to-wall. The smaller or more awkward it is, the better the unit price. Then patch your area of consern, & any other doorways that may be boarderline. It will look more deliberate if you do more than just the one. The effect will look like rugs, but be tacked down like your wall-to-wall carpet

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 02, 2020

    Hello Kathy,,

    Replace the whole carpet, or have it patched in by professional, or colour in if a design with "Sharpies", or Use Tapestry wools and a hook. If you do have to resort to a thin rug, staple it down so there is no movement. Be safe.

  • Pat Pat on Apr 02, 2020

    You mentioned that you can't use throw rugs for safety sake......can you use the plastic carpet savers that people use in their hallways that people walk on constantly? You would have to fasten down the edges and ends so they would be trip proof" but may cover up the worn carpet.

  • Fastlights Fastlights on Apr 03, 2020

    You can use rug but make sure to add adhesive like velcro to it. There are available rug pads that you could stick on so it won't be slippery. You might also want to decorate or match your carpet with the rug you would use make to sure they are not that flashy so people won't notice that its is as if you intended to cover something by that rug.

  • Linda Linda on Apr 05, 2020

    A carpet installer can come and cut the area out and patch in a new piece if you have any of the new carpet left over from when it was originally laid.