Permanent Pile Reversal Shading, Watermarking.
A feature of all cut pile carpets, including twist piles and patterned carpets, is the phenomenon known as “Permanent Pile Reversal”, “Shading” or “Watermarking”.
This is a random effect, not necessarily confined to traffic areas, and is not a manufacturing fault. This carpet falls within the perameters of one that is likely to exhibit these characteristics and we urge you to discuss them with your chosen carpet retailer prior to making a final decision to purchase. Further information is available from your retailer. The carpet institute of Australia’s technical bulletin No 3 “Shading” further explains the above warning.