On this page you will find some great information used to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about Carpets and their appearance and performance.
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1. Q. I have ‘crush marks’ in my new carpet, what are they and why are they there?
A. Crush marks can appear as lines or stripes of different colour after installation. This is in no way a defect in your new carpet. They appear due to the weight of the carpet on the roll during the manufacturing process, as the product is soft and heavy, the pressure placed on the bottom of the roll when in storage and/or transit will concentrate on that area, causing the carpet to ‘flatten’. This will sometimes present as crush lines giving the impression of distortion in the colour or texture of the carpet.
They will tend to disappear quickly in most case, but sometimes can take up to 4-6 weeks to go away, with regular vacuuming and traffic.
2. Q. What is Shading / Permanent Pile Reversal?
A. This is a largely unexplained, random occurrence (phenomenon) in carpet, it can also be referred to as watermarking. Cut pile carpet may have shaded areas that are lighter or darker than other areas of the surrounding pile. This is caused by light reflection from the tufts which come to lay in different directions. This is not a defect in the carpet, and it is unknown exactly what causes it to happen. If it does occur, it is permanent and unpredictable. It will not lead to premature wear or affect the durability of the carpet.
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