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Removing Furniture Dents from Carpet

6 September 2018 | Helpful Tips and Hints

A mid-century modern armchair and sofa sitting on carpeted floor

If you’ve ever moved furniture from carpeted floors, you’ll be familiar with the indentations it can leave on the carpet over time. When furniture is not regularly moved, the weight and pressure of it compress the carpet fibres, leaving a depression in the carpet’s surface. Luckily, these marks are usually reversible. Try using the methods below to restore your carpet.

Ice Cube

  1. Fill the dent with ice cubes.
  2. Allow the ice cubes to melt.
  3. Leave the water to absorb overnight.
  4. Blot dry residual dampness with a clean cloth.
  5. Fluff the fibres using your fingers, wire brush, spoon, or similar to match the original pile direction of the carpet.

Steam Iron

  1. Cover the dented area with a clean, colourfast cloth for protection.
  2. Apply steamed heat with an iron.
  3. Fluff the fibres using your fingers, wire brush, spoon, or similar to match the original pile direction of the carpet.

*For deeper dents, you can dampen the cloth prior to ironing.

Blow Dryer

  1. Spritz water onto the affected area with a spray bottle.
  2. Using a hair dryer, blow dry the dent while running your fingers through the fibres until they match the original pile direction of the carpet.

After you have successfully removed the mark using any of these methods, vacuum the affected area to create a uniform finish with the rest of your dent-free carpet!

Visit an  Andersens store near you for more help with maintaining your floor coverings.

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