I was wondering if there are any contractors, interior decorators, or other knowledgeable parties who might be able to tell me what to look for. Anyway... My cats had a little incident today. While I was at work, they went into the bathroom--most likely fighting and rolling around on the floor--and managed to hit the door and shut themselves in there. Understandably they got freaked out and tried to dig themselves out of the room, which involved doing a serious number on the edge of the carpet from the hallway. The damage runs for about 1/4 to 1/2 inch into the carpet. Needless to say I will either be purchasing a doorstop or keeping that door closed when I leave the house from now on. I've had these cats for a year and never had an incident like that, but one incident is too many and I am not going to even allow the chance for that to happen again, carpet or no carpet. But, I am still left with a carpet-repair issue that I am looking to solve effectively and cheaply. The bathroom is tile, going straight to a carpet floor in the hallway with no runner to secure/hide the edge of the carpet. (Which is how it got destroyed.) There is about 1/2 inch clearance from the bottom of the door to the concrete floor that the carpet sits on. The problem with replacing the carpet is that the carpet doesn't just cover the hall: it runs continuously in one piece into my office, meaning that replacing it would involve a custom-cut piece to accommodate my hall AND office. I'd like to see any knowledgeable individuals brainstorm on solutions to fix the problem with the edge of the carpet at the bathroom door that do not involve replacing that whole area of carpet. Thoughts?