Carpet is a highly desired flooring option that homeowners and businesses alike continually facilitate in their design. In fact, carpet offers an unrivaled warmth and comfort when compared to other flooring products. However, wall-to-wall is manufactured in 12-foot rolls for transportation purposes. This feature means any rooms that are over twelve feet in dimensions must have seams. To help you better understand carpet seams, let us take a look at the importance of seam placement.
Seams and Cross Seams
When a seam is created, you will have a directional seam and several cross seams to create your fill pieces. Typically, your directional seams will be harder to see.
No Seam Is Invisible
It is important to know that no seam is invisible. You will be able to see seams if you look hard enough. In fact, you will find that lower pile carpets and patterns can be even more noticeable. Therefore, knowing that your seams will be seen is essential in order to put them in discrete areas.
Try to avoid placements like your seam running through high traffic areas or doorways. However, some seams may be unavoidable. It can be unfortunate if a room is 24 feet in width because your seam will run directly down the center of the room. Do not let the direction of your carpet be changed at the seam. Remember that carpet must run the same direction!
Seams can play a significant role in the overall room’s aesthetics. Make sure you and your installer discuss the best options. Many installers can quickly identify the best options to consider. For more insight on carpet and other flooring options, make sure to subscribe. Thanks for reading!