Forum Title: Carpet Seaming
Question for you: Like I was talking before about that seam. I row cut the top piece then I tried to trace cut it no go. It was like plowing yarn. Do you think it would work to row cut both pieces? What about keeping a straight line?
Category: Carpet Post By: DIANNE OCONNOR (Danbury, CT), 02/13/2019

Hi Randy.... I'm the other Randy here. Most of the installers here row cut instead of straight edge their seams. I used to think a straight edge was the propper tool for seams, but these guys taught me different. I row cut most seams now. If the rows are bowed a little, then stay tack them so the pieces are straight and put em together. (after sealing of course) I use thermo on almost all seams now, but don't build it up real deep so that it will ooze up.

- MARIA DAVIS (Fayetteville, AR), 05/11/2019

Hi Randy... Just reiterating what these guys have already said. Row cut both sides - if your rowcutting tool allows you to place the blade on either side - place it so it cuts closest to the row. Sometimes on these medium/low density products (this one looks like one) the rows are far enough apart that even if you row cut them - if you cut closest to the edge on both sides (instead of to the yarn row) you end up with what appears to be a missing row right at the seam. Does that make sense? Looks like this (where the | is the row): Looking down the row at floor height: |_|_|_|__|_|_|_| That gap in the middle leaves an area at the seam where the yarns on either side don't have any support so they fall into the gap.

- DORIS FLORES (Fall River, MA), 03/05/2019

Nice description and visual, Tex.

- AMANDA NELSON (Springdale, AR), 05/01/2019

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