ASK KEN - EP. 24:
I Need Carpet Seams: How Do I Minimize Their Appearance?
Ken's Quick Answer:
"Don’t listen to anyone who says you won’t see the seams in your carpet! However, there are ways to minimize the appearance of seams, such as putting them under beds or larger furniture."
Ken's In-Depth Answer:
"Today, I want to talk to you about a very, very sensitive subject. Carpet seams! A lot of times, customers will ask me: “Well, will I see the seams?”
Sometimes people say, “nah, you won’t see the seams.” Well, I’m never going to say that. I’m always going to say “yeah, you may see the seams.”
Now, there are certain kinds of carpet that seam better than others. If you’ve got a big, fluffy, fuzzy carpet it’s usually pretty easy to hide the seam. On the other hand, if you’ve got a real drawn-down pile with a small pattern, its very hard to line that pattern up. That will make the seam more conspicuous.
Then there’s woven carpets which, whether they’re synthetic or wool, are more likely than ever to show the seam.
There are many ways that you can deal with the seam problem and minimize seams. For instance, you can put them under beds, you can run them perpendicular rather than parallel to a light source, and you can limit the number of pieces used to make a seam. That will reduce the appearance of the seams or make it look a lot nicer than it would normally be.
These are the kinds of conversations that you should be having with your carpet provider. Where are the seams going to go? What can I do to minimize them? Where is the furniture? Where are the windows? There are lots of things to talk about.
So, once again, carpet seams are what they seem. Don’t listen to anybody who tells you that you’re never going to see the seam.
If you have any concerns about carpet seams or need any help selecting carpet for your home, don't hesitate to give us a call at 401-214-0285."