Carpet Seam

Discussion in 'Carpet Q&A' started by Unhappy, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    A seam should not be in the middle of a 15 x 15 room, at best it should only be off to the side. This looks like a high row, especially if it is in the middle of a room! If it is trimmed it may be OK, then it may be a little darker.
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  2. mcurrin

    mcurrin Charter Member Published

    My think exactly Elmer, High row, trimming should fix it.

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  3. Jeff Short

    Jeff Short Veteran Flooring Retailer

    My thought exactly... assuming it's 12ft. wide carpet, why would any sane installer put a seam in the middle of a 15ft. wide room?
  4. SteveG

    SteveG Pro Member

    Sane installer? What leads you to assume that? ;)
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  5. SteveG

    SteveG Pro Member

    In all seriousness - "all the way through the room" and "right up the middle" are subject to interpretation.

    Or better yet - it's stock carpet and someone in the warehouse hands you a 8x15 and a 7x15 and tells you the salesman found these and was trying to make an extra buck - make the living room work out of these.

    It's not ENTIRELY impossible to imagine that happening. Painful, but not impossible.
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  6. SteveG

    SteveG Pro Member

    Here's your layout!

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  7. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    I agree 100% with the above professionals who have asserted that there's NO GOOD REASON for a seam near the center of the room described.

    BUT...........well, you either already know or you wouldn't understand.
  8. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    If Mr. Unhappy could pull aside the high row to determine if there’s a seam there it would help. A focused picture would be swell.
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  9. cjkgn

    cjkgn Pro Member

    That literally looks like it's turned.
    More likely is just a bad overlap throughout the entire seam(which is pretty horrible to do) mixed with mismatched seam edges to begin with.
    Some of these multi color carpets are really finicky trying to get both row edges to match. I've cut what looks like two perfect edges, but when I butt them there's a dark or light line. Then obviously I gotta recut. I've also seen a little diagonal match on some multi colors.

    Or this is a massive rush job with the iron on 4 and no checking the edges as he went.
  10. Austin Ferris

    Austin Ferris Floorpro1

    It looks like overlapped seam edges to me, kinda hard to tell from the picture but you can spread the yarns apart with your fingers and should be able to tell if one backing is slightly on top of the other, it can be trimmed and would probably look fine, a good installer could pull it apart and make it right but on the other hand a good installer wouldn't have left it looking like that either.

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