Pile Reversal – (Pooling – Watermarking)

Pile Reversal – (Pooling – Watermarking)

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Pooling/watermarking

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The dark and light appearance reverses when viewed from different directions

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Chair exhibits pooling/watermarking

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Chair exhibits pooling/watermarking

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Pooling/watermarking

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Pooling/watermarking

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Dark and light appearance reverses

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This carpet is not wet

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Pooling/watermarking

Pooling

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Pooling/watermarking

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Pooling/watermarking

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What you need to know

The most controversial form of pile reversal (commonly called pooling or watermarking), is characterized by sharp changes in pile direction at random, wavering lines called interfaces. It occurs most often in densely tufted or woven pile designs causing the carpet to appear wet, even though it’s not. The pile at the interface lies in opposite directions, without regard to the carpet pile direction created during manufacturing. The carpet appears dark on one side of the interface and light on the opposite side. When viewed from opposite sides of the room, the …..

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