Seams are a necessary part of any carpet installation. Seams in Berber carpets will be visible, due to the loop pile construction, as the carpet is stretched the seam area will peak slightly.
Darker coloured carpets hide seams better than lighter colours, while seams in all-white carpets tend to be the most noticeable. Higher quality carpets have denser pile that hides seams better than less expensive grades, because of this, sometimes, it is worth spending that little bit extra more. Use The widest width available to avoid joins if possible.

Occasionally you may see a line running across a newly installed carpet, about one foot in from a wall - this line is not a seam, it’s known as a ‘pole mark’, which is a result of the carpet being wrapped tightly around a cardboard tube for shipping. Thankfully the mark will disappear as the carpet becomes acclimatised and is vacuumed. Extra attention to this area during vacuuming will speed the process, but if you’re looking for more immediate results, give the carpet a light steam.

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