Anything wrong with these carpet seems? w/pics

Old 01-22-13, 10:35 AM
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Anything wrong with these carpet seams? w/pics

I don't expect carpet seams to be invisible however this is a bit too visible for me. This seam is the first thing you see when you turn into the basement. I am looking for opinions on what might be wrong or if this is unavoidable carpet peaking.

After a quick vacuum

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Old 01-22-13, 04:43 PM
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Welcome to the forums! At first sight, it appears the carpet needs stretching. The seams should not be as obvious as this one, IMO.
Old 01-23-13, 10:06 AM
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Looks like a bad seam, probably straight-edged instead of row-following, but I would need to see it up close to be sure. Some carpets are almost impossible to make a seam look good.
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Hello, It's hard to answer this without asking a question.Is this a very light weight carpet (Very common in a basement)? Less than 20oz? If so, there's not enough fibre to hide the seam. If not my guess is the carpet wasn't cut prior to seaming. They may have used the factory edge to factory edge of the carpet and seamed them together. A mistake made by rooky installer or the lead man fom the crew left and let his helper do the seam.

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