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Loop carpeting can offer such a comfy and pretty textured surface for your home. But what happens when one loop gets the inevitable snag?

Loop carpeting can offer such a comfy and pretty textured surface for your home. But what happens wh...

Loop carpeting can offer such a comfy and pretty textured surface for your home. But what happens when one loop gets the inevitable snag?

No need to fret -- replacing the entire carpet should be the furthest resolution from your mind. Instead, if it’s just one or two loops that have been snagged, take a needle and push the tuft back down into the backing. Then put a couple drops of latex adhesive (such as Elmer's Glue) at the backing level to secure them in place. Take care not to use too much adhesive, as that would form a hard spot when dry. And be sure to keep traffic off the repair until the glue has dried.

If more than a couple of tufts have pulled out, this is likely a repair that will require both professional tools and knowledge. Call your local home repair or carpet store for assistance.

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