Failing to start ‘on pattern’

Failing to start ‘on pattern’
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Patterned carpets pose additional challenges for carpet installers. In addition to fitting the flooring to the room, the pattern needs to appear oriented properly within the room. Ryan says that begins by trimming a roll on-pattern.

Each pattern in carpet has rows running both ways that you can identify. Once located, he uses a tool such as a screwdriver to part the pile, exposing the top surface of the backing in a straight line. “You trim it on-pattern there and it will follow the pattern straight all the way down,” he says.

Ryan then uses this edge to lay out the room and cut the rest of the perimeter. “It’s really simple to do, and then when it’s all trimmed in, I always go over it and fine tune it,” he says.

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