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Carpet seams must be trimmed using tools and techniques best suited for the carpet style (e.g., loop-pile, cut-pile, cut-and-loop pile). Refer to the Tools and Materials table in the appendix of this standard. Trim edges far enough into the material to maintain the structural integrity of the carpet and to seam without gaps or overlaps.
NOTE: Although “row-cutting” both edges is preferred, other trimming techniques may be more suitable on some carpet. Many carpets do not lend themselves to all methods of cutting. Trimming too far into patterned carpet will compromise pattern match. Contact carpet manufacturers for specific seaming methods.