The CFI 45-page Installation Resource Manual was recently introduced at the Patterned Carpet Workshop in Kansas City, Mo. The installation guidelines are a valuable tool. Always follow the Manufacturer’s recommendations. The guide will prove useful in the absence of such.
This issue, CFI offers helpful advice if “SKEW or BIAS” pattern tolerances are present.
Definition of SKEW – This condition exists when the face yarn of a carpet is set on secondary backing in such a way that the face yarn is not square with that backing. Distortion is noticeable when the pattern on one side is slightly ahead of pattern on opposite side.
If the skew is no more than 2 inches in 12 feet, the following procedures should correct the problem when implemented by a qualified installation contractor who is paid according to the work and time involved.