carpet seams

Old 04-04-02, 06:00 PM
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carpet seams

What is the correct way to seam a cut pile carpet? Are the factory edges good or should the carpet be overlayed and cut so the seams match? also is the seam sealer just for sealing the backing or what is its real purpose? Thanks
Old 04-05-02, 11:19 AM
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Cut the seams as they say. These specs are more geared towards a gluedown installation, it does have some stretch in information towards the end.
Old 04-11-02, 05:51 PM
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Sealing carpet seams

You can check with the technical staff at the manufacturer of your carpet re: seam requirements. Most manufacturer's today require the use of the seam sealer. This assures that seams have been properly sealed and will maintain carpet warranties. The seam sealer is detectable by a black light, so a manufacturer's rep can come in to see if the carpet was properly installed. A professional carpet dealer and installation staff is aware of the Carpet Rug Institute requirements as well as the manufacturer's requirements to maintain warranties. Make sure you purchase carpet from a reputable dealer with a staff that offers installation warranties. If you are a DIYer, make sure you follow manufacturer's installation requirements to meet installation warranties.

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