Pile Shading

Some of our rugs are also susceptible to ‘Pile Shading’, especially those that have a shiny or velvety pile

Pile Shading is a term in the rug and carpet industry that refers to marks caused by certain areas of the pile running in a different direction, meaning that it reflects light differently. These marks will look either a bit lighter or a bit darker than the rest of the pile on the rug. If you brush your hand over the pile of some rugs and see the colour get slightly lighter or darker. The pile of the rug needs a chance to settle over a period of a few weeks so it all runs in the
same direction. Frequent vacuuming or brushing of the pile can help to speed this process up.

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