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Measuring skew

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What you need to know

A skew can occur when one edge of the carpet leads the center and the opposite edge during the manufacturing process. As the tenter moves the carpet through the secondary backing installation process, the speed of the tenter on one edge of the carpet may vary compared to the opposite edge. This results in a twisted appearance to the carpet pattern across the width. If there is a skewing problem in dyeing, then finishing will have a skewing problem also. If the carpet comes off the tenter …

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