Dimensional Stability

Dimensional Stability

Dimensional Stability 4

The carpet is soft and rag like

Dimensional Stability 2

Buckling

Dimensional Stability 1

Lack of dimensional stability

Dimensional Stability 3

Lack of dimensional stability

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Power stretched repeatedly buckles

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Buckling

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Pinhole elongation indicates proper power stretching

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Buckling

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Latex in the backing is falling out

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Lack of dimensional stability

Lab - AACHEN Test 1

Aachen laboratory test

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What you need to know

Dimensional Stability refers to a carpet’s tendency to retain its size and shape. Before the secondary backing is applied, a piece of greige carpet has no dimensional stability. It is much like a dishcloth. But, once the secondary backing is applied, the carpet should be dimensionally stable. (Retain its size and shape). Periodically buckles and ripples will appear sometime after the carpet has been stretched in. The carpet appears to be growing. It is at this point that the carpet might need to be tested to determine if it is dimensionally stable. This can be accomplished by the use of

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