Cut pile carpets, particularly those that are plush or near plush, may develop lighter or darker areas depending on the angles from which they are viewed. This phenomenon is generally referred to as “Shading” or “Watermarking”. The causes of shading are not understood and it cannot be accurately predicted or prevented. Shading does not affect the durability of the carpet and is not caused by the manufacturing or installation process.
It is common to find that the texture lines (both up and down and sideways) may be slightly irregular. These irregularities are not a manufacturing flaw, but appear naturally in the production of these products.
CUT PILE CARPETS:
Particularly “plush pile” will in some circumstances show the condition known as “Shading, Watermarking or Pile Reversal”. This condition is characterized by random light and dark patches appearing some weeks after installation , caused by permanent reversal or bending of the carpet pile fibres with consequential different light effects. It can neither be predicted nor prevented. It does not affect the wear or durability of the carpet. It is beyond the control of the manufacturer and is not recognized as a either a product defect or a manufacturing fault. Tracking is caused by imprints left in the carpets , primarily from feet walking on the carpet . This is not a defect or manufacturing fault, but an inherent fibre characteristic. Most carpet styles and textures show some effect from pile flattening or a change in pile lay due to frequent walking or other forms of traffic. You are advised to consider these characteristics before purchasing.
In order to properly install your new flooring cutting and seaming are quite common. Today’s heat-bond seams are very strong. The thickness if this tape may cause seams to peak by 2-3mm, but this will settle down over time as the seam beds in to the underlay. Our installers pride themselves in making these seams as inconspicuous as possible, however as with all products installed in lengths such as formica or wallpaper no seam is entirely invisible.