Corn Rowing

CAUSE:

Corn Rowing is found in many cut pile carpets. Much like the effect of wind on a corn field, corn rowing is the effect of traffic bending rows of yarn tufts over filling voids in between the rows, leaving the surface with a ribbed effect. The width of these lines will vary depending on carpet pile height and density.

SOLUTION:

Corn rowing can be most effectively managed by accelerated maintenance procedures.

Vacuum cleaners should have revolving brush/beater bar.

Pile lifting with Pile Lifter will do a better job.

Raking with a carpet groomer parallel to the ribs will help a great deal.

This condition once it has developed will likely re occur as it is often due to under specified carpet.