Did you just move a piece of furniture, only to realize it left an indentation? That patch of dented carpet is certainly an eyesore, but you also don’t want to put that piece of furniture back where it was.
What do you do? Luckily, getting furniture dents out of carpet is pretty easy once you know how. We wrote this guide to explain the process.
The steps you take to remove furniture dents actually depends on the type of carpet you have. Let’s first talk about how to remove furniture dents from synthetic carpet:
- Move your furniture away from the carpet.
- Spread a few towels out in order to protect the subfloor.
- Fill the indentations with ice cubes. As the ice cubes melt, the dented areas will absorb moisture and swell up until they gradually disappear. Before you place the ice cubes down, do a spot test so you can see how the fiber reacts with the liquid.
- Leave the ice in the indentations for at least a couple of hours, but ideally overnight.
- Blot the area with a clean cloth to soak up excess moisture.
- Use your fingers or a small brush to fluff up the carpet fibers.
Once you’ve taken these steps, your carpet should look as good as new.
Natural Fiber Carpet
Now that you know how to get dents out of synthetic carpets, let’s talk about how to get dents out of natural fiber carpets. Here are the steps you need to take:
- Move furniture away from the dented area.
- Fill up a steam iron with water.
- Place your steam iron on the highest heat setting and then apply steam to the area.
- Hold the appliance away from the carpet at a reasonable distance- around 10 to 15 cm.
- Continue steaming until all of the affected fibers are hot and wet.
- Allow the carpet to dry overnight and then rustle the fibers to restore them to their initial shape.
If you don’t own a steam iron, you can spray the affected area with some water. Once the dents are moistened, use a blow dryer to blast high heat on the area until the surface is warm.
Then, soak up the excess moisture with a tea towel and let the treated area dry overnight. In the morning, use your fingers or a brush to fluff up the fibers.
How to Get Furniture Dents Out of Carpet: Wrap Up
Now that you know how to get furniture dents out of carpet, it’s time to put these tips into action. If you have any questions, drop them below. And, if you find your carpets are due for an update and you need new flooring, contact us today.