Carpet pattern matching seems like a no-brainer, a patterned carpet should match. At least this is the expectation of the end-user when they purchase a carpet. Why shouldn’t carpet match, they purchased wallpaper and it matched. Sometimes carpet pattern matching may be expected and it just isn’t going to happen no matter how good the carpet installer is. Some patterns are random patterns, an example of this would be many sculptures that have an overprint and printed saxony. A salesperson needs to be aware of carpet pattern matching capabilities so that this information can be passed on to the consumer in advance of the installation.[Read more…]
Your new carpet has been installed for a few months and now there are so many carpet wrinkles that you can hardly find your wrinkled Shar-Pei dog among the carpet wrinkles. [Read more…]
Carpet bowing skewing and other pattern alignment issues are one of the most difficult task a carpet installer will face. Pattern distortion that is manufacturer related such as bow and skew, usually occurs during the finishing, or backing application process. While less common, carpet bowing and skewing can also occur during tufting or weaving. [Read more…]
Importance of Proper Carpet Installation
Proper carpet installation or should I say the absence of proper carpet installation? This has been a problem in the carpet industry for many years. Today, some carpet installers are paid little than carpet installers were paid when I ran a floor covering workroom more than 30 years ago. To keep the price of installation down, many retailers and big box stores have used less expensive and less qualified carpet installers. They think that this is the only way to compete in the retail floor covering business, but they are wrong!!! [Read more…]
Carpet repair may just save you the expense of a new carpet. Accidents occur and your carpet is unexpectedly damaged and you need a carpet repair. Hopefully you saved the scraps when your new carpet was installed.