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Carpet Trouble Shooter PT.3

Carpets Newcastle
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Shading occurs because the pile of the carpet has become crushed, flattened or brushed in a different direction to the natural lie of the pile whilst in situ. This causes light reflection at differing angles resulting in the creation of light and dark patches on the carpets. this will occur on all pile fabrics but can be more noticeable on plainer carpers because the shadows created by pile pressure will not disguised by a heavy pattern or design

Pile Reversal

Like shading this occurs when the pile or nap of the carpet changes direction and thuys reflects light at different angles showing the effects of shading which can cecomes permanent. it is also described as "watermarking". This can happen to every carpet construction be it Axminster, Wilton, Tufted, Hand Woven, Persian, Chinese, Indian or even Coir matting. Like shading it can more apparent on plain carpets because heavy patterns can disguise the effects. It can occur quite quickly after installation. A tremendous amount of research has been carried out over many years by many institutes to determine the cause of this phenomenon but none of it has proved conclusive.

There is no commonly known manufacturing process which can cause or cure this phenomenon and therefore is not a manufacturing fault. For furthers information please check with individual manufactures recommendations

Pulling Loops

Pulled loops occur only in looped pile carpet where one or more loops in the continuous pile is pulled through the primary backing of the carpet. This is usually due to some local condition, possibly some sharp object which has caught in a loop in situ and has resulted in a pull. Pulled loops are easily dealt with by trimming the offernding end level with the rest of the pile. They should not be left as this could result in further loops being pulled and developing into a ladder.

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