See How to Get Furniture Marks Out of the Carpet in Smart Ways

Decided to move your furniture around and found yourself horrified by the ugly indentations on your carpet? Worried that your carpet is ruined forever and you will probably have to replace it? Take a deep breath; we have good news – you can get those marks out of your carpets. They occur when heavy furniture pieces compress the soft, delicate fibres of the carpet

Blue carpet on the floor with table

Lucky for you, you can decompress your carpet with the help of everyday household items. There are several ways to do that and have yours looking as good as new. This article will tell you how to get furniture marks out of the carpet in these smart ways. Without further ado, let’s get started!

How to remove furniture marks out of synthetic fibres

You might know how to get rid of all kinds of smells from your carpets. You might also know how to clean them like a pro with your carpet cleaner. But marks are a new kind of story! The way you treat these marks on your carpet depends on the fibre’s nature. Usually, carpets are made of either synthetic fibre or natural fibre. Commonly used synthetic carpet fibres are nylon, olefin, and polyester. Check the care label on your carpet to see what kind of material it is made from.

Remove carpet marks using ice cubes

You can restore your synthetic one and get rid of the dents using ice cubes. This is an easy, budget-friendly method that anyone can try. All you need is some towels and ice. Super simple, right? 

We recommend that you do a spot-test in an inconspicuous area to see how the synthetic fibre reacts to liquid.

Fix carpet dents with ice

Things you will need

  • Ice cubes
  • Towels
  • Small brush

DIY steps

  1. Move the furniture so that you can access the dents properly. 
  2. To protect the area around the dents, place some towels around them
  3. If you have wooden floors, place a towel to absorb excess water underneath the indented area to ensure the wooden surface doesn’t get damaged by moisture. 
  4. Place as many ice cubes as you need to cover the dent completely.
  5. Let the ice melt.
  6. The affected area will absorb the moisture from the melting ice
  7. The dents will get swollen up with water and will eventually disappear
  8. Once the dent is gone, get the moisture out using a clean towel.
  9. Use your fingers or a small brush to fluff up the carpet fibres. If you don’t have a carpet brush, you can use a coin as well.
  10. Your synthetic carpet should be dent-free. However, if you are dealing with particularly stubborn dents, you can repeat the process.

How to remove furniture marks out of natural fibres

Some carpets are made of natural carpet fibres such as cotton, sisal, wool, etc. Here’s how you can remove furniture dents out of your natural fibre carpets.

1. Remove carpet marks using a steam iron

When it comes to removing such marks from a natural fibre carpet, the safest and most effective way is using steam. 

Note: Ensure that you check the carpet’s label to ensure that you know what kind of material you are dealing with.

A steam iron on a wooden table

Things you will need

DIY steps

  1. Clear everything around the dented area
  2. Place a couple of towels to protect the surrounding area
  3. Take your iron out and fill it with water
  4. Place the iron on the highest setting and apply steam to the marked area.
  5. Hold the iron around 5 to 10 cm away from the marked area. Never place the iron directly on top of the carpet.
  6. Steam until the carpet fibres are all wet.
  7. Let the carpet dry overnight. 
  8. In the morning, use a brush to ruffle the fibres and restore their original shape
  9. You can use a clothes iron as well if you don’t have a iron. Soak a towel in some water and place it over the area that you want to fix. Then put the iron on top of the damp towel and keep it there until the area becomes warm. Once the carpet dries, the mark should be gone.

2. Remove carpet marks using a hairdryer

You can remove carpet dents easily. This is how:

Black hairdryer on a blue background

Things you will need

  • Hairdryer/Blow dryer
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Towels
  • Brush for carpets

DIY steps

  1. Get a spray bottle and fill it with water. 
  2. Spray water over the carpet troubled area.
  3. Once the dents are moistened, get a hairdryer and use it over the area.
  4. Make sure that you are keeping a reasonable distance (at least 10 to 15 cm).
  5. Keep applying medium heat until the carpet gets warm.
  6. Wait until the carpet dries.
  7. Use a brush to get the fibres back in shape.

3. Remove carpet marks using a towel and hot water

Things you will need

  • Tea towel
  • Hot water
  • Carpet brush

DIY steps

  1. Boil some water on the stove. 
  2. Soak a towel or a cloth in the water.
  3. Place the damp cloth over the carpet.
  4. Let the moisture seep into the carpet.
  5. Once the carpet dries, brush the carpet fibres back into shape using your fingers.

If your carpet is made out of silk, the only thing you can do is remove the furniture and brush the fibres back into place. You can go with steam cleaning it as well, but we would recommend that you leave this to a professional since there’s a high chance of damaging – especially the colour – if you don’t use the iron properly.

Preventing measures for marks

You can get rid of them very easily, but why not take preventive measures and save yourself from trouble? We have put together a list of some tricks that you can try out and prevent furniture marks on your carpet in the first place.

Protective cups for furniture

1. Use carpet pads

Carpet pads create an extra layer of protection under the carpet and absorb the pressure from heavy furniture. This not only eliminates the chances of marks but also makes your carpet more soft and comfortable to walk on. 

2. Buy protective cups

Carpet cups are small objects that you can keep under the legs of the furniture to keep your carpet safe. The protective cups distribute the furniture’s weight evenly across the carpet pile and prevent dents. Simply place the protectors between the area rug and the legs of the furniture, and you will be good to go!

3. Move your furniture regularly

Carpet marks form if a heavy piece of furniture stays there for a long time. Therefore, you should move your furniture regularly. Move the sofas or other items about 2.5 cm every month to reduce the chances of marks

4. Get carpets with a shorter pile

If you don’t feel like moving the furniture regularly, you can buy carpets with a short pile. They are not only easy to maintain, but they don’t suffer from indentations easily. 

Want to rearrange the furniture in your living room but don’t know what to do about the indentations in your carpet? Simply follow the at-home remedies that we have discussed above to get your carpets as good as new! This guide can show you the way!


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