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To avoid experiencing a more visible seam on the product Lines EF298, EF204, EF308, EF303 and EF506, a straight row cutting and seaming technique should be used, the same technique used in patterned carpet seaming. These Engineered Flooring styles have a pattern of yarn rows with a light and darker row of yarns ( the diagram
below).


If you fail to run the row finder for cutting and you randomly place the seam, then you may experience two dark lines rows together or two light rows making the seam more visible. Regardless of pattern type, size or condition, pattern seams must be cut so as to maintain the length and width pattern repeat. In other words, when two breadths are joined at a seam, the pattern created at the seam must be indistinguishable from the pattern in the middle of the breadth. The seam edge MUST be created by running a row on both pieces to be seamed such that a complete pattern is created when the two resulting edges are butted together. In other words, pattern visually removed on one side must be left on the other.

    • Once you find the row to cut on the left breadth leaving row B yarn, cut the right breadth leaving Row A
    • You can use a cushion back cutter or a tool like the Gundlach Unicutter to run the cut exactly between the two rows.
    • Abut the left breadth Row B to the Right Breadth Row A to create the seam.
    • Any of the rows may be cut for the left breadth as long as you cut the right breadth to maintain the pattern in the sequence as designed in the product.

 


Once you run the row finder and cut the left breadth of the seam, you must then look at the pattern that exists in the material and match the next occurring row of yarn from the right breadth of carpet to the left breadth. For simplicity, we will use A,B,A,C as the pattern. If your left breadth is cut leaving the last row showing to be yarn A, then the right breadth must be cut to continue the pattern. The exposed outer yarn on the right breadth should be yarn B. If you used A or C yarn as the outer yarn on the right breadth, the pattern would not match and the seam would be visible. Using a straight edge and/or back cutting these particular patterned styles will result in visible

Contact Mathews and Parlo at 1-706-625-2207 if you are having trouble determining the pattern in the material you are working with.