When your carpet starts to look bad it can make the whole room look dated. You may think the only way to get the room looking great again is through replacement. Carpet dyeing is another option that can save you time and money over replacement. It a great option for carpets that are still in good shape, but the surface has become faded or stained.
Consider Your Carpet Repair Options
You will have to keep in mind that carpet dyeing is not reversible. You will have to make sure that re-coloring is the best solution before you choose a color. You may want to consider professional cleaning of stubborn stains before you resort to dyeing your carpet. You may even be able to replace parts of carpet that have stains that can’t be removed, but only if you have carpet remnants. Stains or faded areas might need to be spot dyed to re-color and the whole carpet will then need to be dyed to change the color.
Advantages of Carpet Dyeing
1. Restored carpet beauty. Having kids and pets in the home can do a number on the carpets. Carpets can get stained very quickly and deep cleaning may not remove them. The sun can also fade carpets. The pile of the carpet may still be in good condition and you don’t have to replace it. Dye it instead.
2. A new carpet color. Carpet dyeing is great if you just don’t like the color of your carpet anymore. You can get the latest trending color instead of replacing it.
3. Carpet dyeing saves money over replacement. Carpet dyeing costs 20 to 60% less than replacement, including labor. It’s also a cost-effective way to spruce up your home if you are planning to sell.
4. Less odor than new carpet. New carpets smell due to the compounds in them. Dye produces less odor and some manufacturers claim to use products that are entirely odor-free.
Disadvantages of Carpet Dyeing
1. Carpet dyeing may nor work on all carpets. Carpets best suited for dyeing are nylon, wool and silk. Acrylic, polyester and polypropylene fibers don’t absorb dyes very well and some stain -resistant carpets can be harder to dye.
2. Color dyeing choices are limited. Carpets can only dye darker, not lighter. This can limit your color options. Darker stain will need to be dyed with a darker dye so you may not be able to get the exact color you want.
3. Potential for staining if you don’t hire a professional. Some dyes can transfer to clothing children and pets for the first few weeks after application. While most dyes are non-toxic, you still don’t want it on your kids and pet’s hands.
4. Longevity is unpredictable depending on dyes used. The quality of the dye used, the application and the condition of the carpet will determine how long the results will last.
Residential Carpet Dyeing Services in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Duluth, Stone Mountain, Covington, Conyers, Loganville & Atlanta Georgia
Carpet dyeing is a relatively fast and inexpensive way to give your carpet a facelift; if it’s done by skilled professionals. Talk to the professionals at DM Carpet Cleaning to determine if it’s the best option for you. Give us a call today!