Repair a Carpet Hole

How to Repair a Carpet Hole The Right Way

Whether from everyday wear and tear, a mischievous furry friend, or otherwise, minor carpet damage is easier to repair than you might expect. Fixing a carpet hole is something you can do by yourself in just five easy steps! Even better? It will take you less than an hour. Here’s everything you need to know about how to repair a carpet hole.

Repair a Carpet Hole

Step 1: Get Ready

The first step to repairing a hole in your carpet is to gather your materials and tools. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Marker
  • Utility knife or scissors
  • Matching carpet remnant
  • Carpet seam tape
  • Replacement padding if applicable (depends on the damage depth)
  • Adhesive

If you need some help locating a piece of undamaged carpet remnant for the repair job, we’re happy to help. At Remnant King Carpet, we offer a wide selection of carpeting of all types and shades. Just show us a picture and give us a quick description, and we can point you in the right direction.

Once you find a suitable match, it’s important to choose a slightly larger piece, so you have a little room for error.

Step 2: Remove the Damaged Carpet

Have all your supplies? Great! Next, remove the damaged piece of carpet by cutting around it with your utility knife. If the hole doesn’t extend to the padding, be careful not to cut all the way through. If it does, remove the damaged padding as well. Remove any staples if necessary and clean the spot.

Step 3: Prepare the Patch

Take the carpet you cut out and use it as a stencil of sorts to make a perfect patch. Use the marker to indicate where you will make your cut. Precision is key to a seamless patch! Test the patch of carpet over the damaged area and use it as a guide.

If the cut is not exact, feel free to trim the edges for a fit. This will ensure that you get a perfect match! If the padding was also damaged, repeat the steps above with the replacement padding.

Step 4: Fix the Hole

The final step is installing the replacement carpet. If you’re replacing the padding, apply the carpet adhesive to your patch and press it firmly into place. Allow it to dry before applying the carpet patch.

Use seam tape for the carpet, as you want it to float above the padding, not stick to it. You’ll need to follow the directions for the tape that you select. Some carpet tape is heat-activated. Other options just require pressure.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Repaired Carpet!


That’s it! Repairing a carpet hole is that easy! When done correctly, a carpet repair like this will blend right in. No one will be able to tell the hole was ever there.

Dealing with larger areas of damage? We can lend a hand with repairs, or if your carpet has seen better days overall, why not consider a replacement? We offer the highest quality flooring solutions in the Seattle area. Whether you want to install it yourself or have our team do it for you—we’re here to help. Contact our team at Remnant King Carpets today at 206.429.4791.