I am not really sure what to call this, so for right now I am just calling it a carpet stamp. But really it's an indentation that was made by some sturdy iron railing fixed on to my living room floor. I guess it's the same thing as if you had a piece of furniture sitting on your carpet for ages and it made a really deep indentation.

Stamp from Iron Railing

Is there any way I can fix this area of carpet? I'd like to get it elevated back to the same height as the rest of the carpet.

  • How long ago was the railing removed? These indentations typically resolve themselves over time (a few weeks).
    – Eli Iser
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 13:53
  • Removed it last night (8 hours ago).
    – Snoop
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 13:57
  • just brush it with a brush: hairbrush, scrub brush, vacuum brushing, etc.
    – dandavis
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 21:49

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There are a couple of ways you can get dents out of carpet. The key to getting dents out of carpet is to do 3 things: add moisture, dry, and fluff. Keep repeating these steps and eventually the fibers will be back upright.


For this, you can:

  • Put ice in the dent and let it melt
  • Use a spray bottle to soak the fibers
  • Put a damp towel over the dent and use an iron on the steam setting.


Dry the dented area with:

  • A rag or sponge
  • A blow dryer
  • The iron if you used the iron on the steam setting


Fluffing can be done with:

  • Your fingers
  • A fork or a spoon
  • Vacuuming over the area

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