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How to Patch an Area of Carpeting

The four professional tools used to patch carpeting -- a carpet iron, carpet tractor, knee kicker and trimmer -- can be rented for around $100.

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Materials

  • matching carpet piece
  • carpet pad
  • tack strip
  • seam tape

Tools

  • carpet iron
  • carpet tractor
  • carpet trimmer
  • knee kicker
  • tack strip cutter
  • utility knife
  • hammer

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