Seam sealing is one of those little things that some installers don’t understand makes a big difference in the performance of the carpet. I’m sure every one of us has seen a seam with edge ravel; usually this is because the seam has not been sealed or sealed improperly.
Over the years have I seen an increase in installers using seam sealer? Not as much as I had hoped. I just can’t figure out why ALL installers don’t use seam sealers when it ultimately could save them money from being responsible for a delamination or seam failure due to missing tufts. Carpet manufacturers require seam sealing, Adhesive manufacturers make seam sealer and tool manufacturers make tools for easier seam sealing, yet a very large number of installers don’t seal their seams.