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Carpet Refringing

Carpets take a beating, especially if you have children or pets. So, when your carpet begins to look shabby and worn, recarpeting your rooms with new carpet can be a daunting, expensive project. Carpet refringing is a great way to restore the texture and look of your carpet, giving it a fresh and new appearance.

But, you do not have to replace your carpet when you can recarpet it with carpet padding. Doing so is just as easy, yet far less costly, than replacing your carpet. Yes, carpet padding costs a little more, but it’s an investment in increasing the lifespan of your carpet.

What is Carpet Refringing?

You’ve probably heard of carpet pads before, but what is carpet refringing? It’s just carpet padding that is cut or shaped to fit around carpet edges. A carpet pad is meant to protect the carpet and keep it from bunching up and wearing down over time. Carpet fixing is a great way to restore the original look and feel of your carpets, saving you money in the long run.

It also helps the carpet retain its fluffiness. The carpet industry recommends buying new carpet without this foam backing and trimming it to fit around the carpet edges. Unfortunately, this isn’t so simple. Cutting up carpet backing is messy, and upholstery scissors aren’t made for carpet.

Carpet Refringing
Carpet Refringing

Rug refringing is replacing the worn or old carpet in your home or business. The carpet is actually a woven material that is made of various fibers—such as nylon, wool, or olefin—that are matted together and stretched over padding. Carpet Refringing is a great option for homes and offices that suffer heavy traffic, such as offices, restaurants, theaters, and more.

Carpet refringing (also referred to as carpet binding) is a process by which the carpet backing layer is cut and stitched back together. This process involves removing the carpet’s backing layer (which can feel a bit like ripping off a band-aid) and then cutting one or more rows of carpet. These cut pieces of carpet are stitched back into place to form a new backing layer.

The additional backing layer is sewn back into the carpet. Once the new backing is in place, your carpets will look brand new and will retain their shape even longer. Carpet refringing is a great process when you’ve been dealing with carpet replacement for a long time or if you want to save money on replacing your carpets.

Carpet Refringing

The Essence of Carpet Refringing

Carpet Refringing is a technique that allows the existing carpet padding to be reused to retread the existing carpet. Carpet retreading is a common practice in most carpet mills. Today, most carpet mills are using the latest equipment and processes, which make the process very efficient.

Carpet refringing or padding helps reduce sound from the carpet is walked on, keeping the noise to a minimum. It can also help insulate against heat and cold, as well as keep moisture from seeping through.


“I was so pleased with the results of availing carpet re-fringing services from ABC Carpet Company. The job was done quickly, professionally and at a very reasonable cost. I’m glad I chose to use their services, as they did an excellent job in restoring my carpets.”

– Donna B., North of Parkway


You can replace padding yourself or hire a professional to do it for you, and either method can be effective. However, the method you choose will depend on how experienced your hands are, how deep you need the padding to be, and how difficult the padding is to install.

Carpet Refringing
Carpet Refringing

Traditionally, the carpet was glued to the floor with tack strips. Today, tack strips are used to hold the carpet in place and are placed around the perimeter of the room. Carpet is glued to a ground surface, typically plywood.

The pad is then placed on top of the plywood, and the carpet is laid on top of the pad. The carpet and the pad need to be cut to fit the floor with this process. The padding acts as a cushion that prevents the carpet from sliding around, as well as absorbs sound. It can be made of foam, rubber, or fiber.


How does Carpet Refringing Works?

Carpet Refringing works to restore the life of your carpet under high traffic areas. Whether the stains are old, or the wear is from kids, pets, or foot traffic, carpet restretching is the remedy. Carpet Refringing, also known as carpet binding or carpet tack strip refacing, involves binding the edges of your carpeting.

The process involves re-applying the edges, smoothing out the carpet seams, and using carpet tack strips to hold the carpeting down. This method is great for reupholstering an old carpet that has faded or worn. Carpet tack strip refacing is also a great way to cover up ugly carpet tack strips. If the carpet tack strips are hidden from view, the whole room will look cleaner.

Another job done by Carpet Refringing is to improve the appearance of carpets. The fibers that make up carpets can be either synthetic or natural. Carpet fibers can be short, long, and curly and can also be made of different materials, such as wool or silk.

Carpet Refringing is the term for deep cleaning carpets. Carpets can become dirty or soiled with dirt, dust, stains, and pet hair. Carpet Refringing includes vacuuming carpets, shampooing carpets, and drying carpets. The carpets will then be completely clean and ready to use in your home.

Carpet Refringing
Carpet Refringing

Steps in Carpet Refringing

    • First, install a new carpet. Once the carpet is installed, remove furniture from the area.
    • Remove the tack strips by prying them off the underside of the carpet with flathead screwdrivers, starting in a corner and working towards the center of the room.
    • Remove staples and nails in the area.
    • Use a utility knife to cut along the perimeter of the tack strips to remove.
  • Use a carpet knife to pry the carpet up and flip it over, like a book, exposing the tack strips. Remove tack strips.


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Spring is finally in bloom, and it’s time to tend to those spring-cleaning chores. If you have carpet in your home, regular cleaning is essential if you want a floor that looks and feels great. Carpet cleaning in Connecticut offers you a chance to clean and refresh your carpet and recommended that you inspect it once a year to ensure that it is in good condition.

You should consider professional cleaning at least once a year (or more often if your carpet is high-traffic). Some carpet manufacturers recommend cleaning every 6 months, but this depends largely on the amount of foot traffic in your home.


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