Flooring and Carpeting/carpet guage marks


You were great answering my questions earlier about possible gauge or stitch marks, but I neglected to ask,  is it likely that these lines would get worse over time?  I worry that if I am not happy with the carpet now that if it gets worse I will really be sad in a couple of years.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Usually gauge lines and shift marks decrease in intensity with time. While this can vary depending on the carpet, the tufts tend to bloom out (expand) a little with traffic and usage. Also you will experience some pile compression with traffic which is normal as carpet is a soft textile. This will also help to negate the intensity of gauge lines & shift marks.  

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Certified Installer 1966-1976, Certified Carpet Cleaning Instructor 1976-1985, Certified Commercial and Residential Floor Inspector since 1985 is available to answer questions on problems with carpet or other flooring, and carpet cleaning. I can guide you as to whether you may have a valid claim against a manufacturer/installer/dealer/cleaning company.


Floor covering Installer 1966-1976 Carpet Cleaning Instructor 1976-1985 Floor Covering Inspector 1985- present

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