Entertainment Center Marks
TV's and other entertainment equipment has gotten much lighter over the past decade, This shift has had a huge impact on the type of entertainment centers seen in houses. We've gone from large wooden structures that will support the heavy CRT monitors we were using as TVs to having the TV mounted directly onto the wall and an entertainment center only to hold peripheral devices. One thing that I see is the footprint of new entertainment centers on the carpet is minimal, so although the total weight has been cut down significantly, the weight per square inch placed onto the carpet from the footprint of the piece of furniture has stayed the same or even increased. The result is that the carpet fibers get compacted down in the area where the furniture meets the carpet, This is pretty easily corrected, usually not causing lifelong damage to the fibers. The real issue is the backing of the carpet and the padding of the carpet. When the padding is crushed for a sustained period it can loose it's resiliency , likewise the backing of the carpet changes shape, and the depressed marks from the furniture doesn't go away. The key to solving this problem much like many other problems is prevention. If any of your furniture is prone to putting a lot of weight on the carpet without spreading it evenly over enough surface area, you may want to consider buying furniture sliders. Furniture sliders not only will prevent depression marks in your carpet, they will make it easier to move furniture around, and prevent stain transfer from wooden pieces, or rust from metal legs as well.