Just like any other fabric, carpet has a nap (the fiber all runs in one direction). Why does this matter? Because you want to make sure your new carpet is going to be installed correctly.
Correct Installation On the Same Floor:
Wherever the new carpet is going to touch the exact same carpet on the same floor, it needs to be running in the same direction or it will…
- look like a different color because the light will reflect differently
- any pattern no matter how subtle will not line up correctly
- in the case of cut-n-loop or loop carpet, the seams will fray*
You have my promise: Mercer Floor and Home never turns and pieces. We always install connected carpet on the same floor in the same direction. This is one of the ways our installs look better longer since we don’t shave, much less cut, corners. Some people save on the square footage of carpet by turn and piecing it.
*This is especially true if the installer installs using a ‘T-Seam’ to save on square footage and thus cost.
Correct Installation on Stairs:
To prevent ‘smiling’ (when the fiber tufts are pulled far enough apart the at you see the backing) in carpet that is installed on steps, it needs to be installed in the same direction that the nap runs or down the length of the roll.
This also takes a lot of strain off of the backing of the carpet and helps to extend it’s life. This is something that Mercer Floors always takes into account when installing new carpet. We are very picky about how we install new floors and carpets and thus we’re able to offer extended installation guarantees.
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