You know how you can mow your grass in opposite directions and have it look like light and dark stripes? It is still the same grass, the color just looks different depending on which side of the leaves you are looking at. Different carpet yarns have varying light reflecting qualities just like that. As carpet pile is pushed in opposing directions ─ typically from foot traffic or vacuuming─ color changes may appear. You can fix this by sweeping or vacuuming the pile in a uniform direction.
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- My basement flooded and got my new carpet all wet. What do I do now?
- What do I need to know about carpet fiber and mold?
- What can I do to eliminate the mold on my carpet?
- Does my carpet pad need replacing after being soaked?
- My carpet is buckling and wrinkling, what causes this to happen?
- I have loop carpet and my seams are raveling, what is causing this?
- I have wool carpet, should I use a beater bar/brush when I vacuum?
- How often should I vacuum?
- I was told never have my carpet cleaned, is this true?
- Why does my carpet appear to change color in patches?