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hullywully Fri 01-Jan-16 09:56:51

Any ideas how I can get this sorted? Or even just make it look a bit better?

JakeBallardswife Fri 01-Jan-16 09:59:26

Woops. Table, rug over it?

moopymoodle Fri 01-Jan-16 10:04:34

I did this a few years ago. I actually shaved the burnt area out with a razor. Works ok on light carpets, won't be ideal but does improve it a lot smile

GloriaHotcakes Fri 01-Jan-16 10:07:23

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Pipistrella Fri 01-Jan-16 10:07:37

What's the blue stripe next to it?

5BlueHydrangea Fri 01-Jan-16 10:08:33

You could do 5 more in a pretty flower like pattern??
Or do loads all over the place - new style??
Not helpful sorry..

Pipistrella Fri 01-Jan-16 10:08:36

sorry probably a shadow and an irrelevant question anyway

I think your carpet has sadly had its day though.

Pipistrella Fri 01-Jan-16 10:09:14

Is there any chance you could cut and replace only a square of it, somehow? Or a strip? Could you have a join somewhere?

TheSquashyHatofMrGnosspelius Fri 01-Jan-16 10:09:24

Repeat the pattern all over the rest of the carpet so it looks like that is how the pattern is meant to be perhaps? HTH :/

VulcanWoman Fri 01-Jan-16 10:09:30

A rug is the only answer I'd say.

FlatOnTheHill Fri 01-Jan-16 10:11:06

I think a rug too.

Whoknewitcouldbeso Fri 01-Jan-16 10:12:10

Nothing you can do to salvage the carpet unfortunately as its melted. So it's either a rug or a new carpet.

AuntieMaggie Fri 01-Jan-16 10:12:16

DP shaved a similar mark out of our carpet with a razor... you'll probably be able to Google it.

insancerre Fri 01-Jan-16 10:19:28

I would get a new carpet. Unless its not your carpet, in which case you're screwed. Its going to be expensive either way

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Fri 01-Jan-16 10:39:46

House insurance. Do you have accidental damage cover?

Baressentials Fri 01-Jan-16 10:43:45

Think your carpet is gonna. My ds did the same to my dads 12 month old landing carpet.(Not sure if my dad was more shocked by the carpet or thatr sa 15 had been near an iron! Turns out my dad had left the iron on and ds tripped over the flex.)
After looking at his insurance and speaking to the carpet shop that had fitted it he ended up just replacing a section of it rather than the whole thing. You genuinely can't see the join unless you know it is there and are looking for it. It was quite a long pile (or shaggy if anyone still uses that term wink)
So that maybe worth considering.

Baressentials Fri 01-Jan-16 10:44:49

*Should say more shocked by the carpet or that my 15yr old ds had been near an iron

Trumpton Fri 01-Jan-16 11:47:27

If you have spare carpet then it's possible to patch. Put spare carpet over burn and cut through BOTH LAYERS with a very sharp Stanley knife . Make sure that you do not change the orientation of the patch. Lift out the damaged area and put patch in. You can use carpet tape to hold patch in .

Trumpton Fri 01-Jan-16 11:51:56

www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-fix-damaged-pile-carpet.pageCd-storyboard,pageNum-10.html#slideshowHERE

hullywully Fri 01-Jan-16 18:45:20

Thanks very much for all your help. I think a new carpet is a must now. We rent but have found someone who will lay laminate for about £200. It's what we wanted in that room anyway. With two under two, I don't think carpet was ever going to work for us. I'll ask the landlord his advice but could be an opportunity to start fresh.
Thanks again all.

wowfudge Sat 02-Jan-16 12:53:27

As you are renting, you must check that the landlord is okay with what you propose to change the damaged carpet for before going ahead.

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