Tai Ping is among our favorite manufacturers. We account it an honor to work with such fine carpet mills. The 2-D drawings and seaming diagrams which are created by Tai Ping will include notifications (common to the industry) which are worthy of your careful reading as a buyer.
The Target Audience: The Client or End User
The Tai Ping summary is written with the presumption that you, the hotel or building owner, have hired us (or another professional installation team) to install your patterned carpet. As the buyer, you will be expected to sign the acknowledgment that you have read and understand Tai Ping's clarification of expectations; hence, "you are confirming your approval," as stated below.
Carpet seams are a part of almost every installation. Ideally, we want as few seams as possible. A seaming diagram depicts the anticipated location of the seams.
This seaming diagram is to illustrate our recommendation on the installation of Tai Ping carpet based on the architectural plans provided by the customer which have been converted to an Auto Cad file to determine the best possible layout for your project.
Dashed lines shown on the seaming diagram are used to indicate the known seam locations only; however, additional seams may be required during the installation of the carpet. Please note that by accepting this seaming diagram you are confirming your approval on the known seam locations referenced and understand that due to the custom manufacturing process Tai Ping Carpets Americas, Inc. is unable to guarantee that additional seams which are currently not shown may required to complete the installation. Adjustment seaming may be necessary. This fabrication will be done on job site. In order to prevent damage to seams and prevent the hazard of tripping, thresholds should be used in doorways to cover seams between carpets or other floorings with different pile heights.
Blueprints are not to be trusted. Consequential discrepancies may exist between the original blueprints and the current structure of your building. If a blueprint is wrong, the resulting seaming diagram will also be in error. And, it follows, the finished carpet rolls will incorporate the same flaws. So, to prevent the cascading of errors, a observant and careful individual must perform field verification measurements.
Measurements obtained during the site verification [i.e., field verification] will be incorporated into a revised seaming diagram that will be provided to you. If the installation method chosen for this project is considered either full or partial electronic jacquard (EJ) the need for the site verification is heightened; as we will use the dimensions which are provided from the site verification to allow us to manufacture the carpet with the intent to have the material installed in a precise location within the property. The EJ production method allows us to produce two or more designs as one piece and allows for minimal seams while achieving the desired design concept.
Carpet layouts can vary due to unforeseen circumstances and a site verification may be necessary. Therefore, we recommend that you have your installer review this seaming diagram and provide you with the specific site verification details or we can provide this service to you for a fee. Please note that Tai Ping does not guarantee the information provided on the seaming diagram if an official site verification has not been completed by a representative of Tai Ping Carpets.
The Flexibility of a Textile
Carpet is a textile fabric subject to inevitable processing variations in the four pattern conditions: bow, skew/bias, elongation/shrinkage and trueness of edges. There are no industry standards for carpet pattern variations. It is highly recommended that installation is performed by an experienced Axminister pattern carpet installer.
Please Sign Here
The purpose of a 2-D perspective and seaming diagrams is to clarify expectations. Your purchase will require your signature acknowledging that you have reviewed and agree with this language and the renderings.
Prior to the production of the actual material the following approvals must be provided in addition to this  seaming diagram: signed  design renderings for all designs which will be used as your approval on scale, design intent, design repeat details, and color placement only; signed,  design layout; and signed  kibby sample(s) reflecting all colors used which will be used as your approval on color only and will be sent to our factory to reference for color matching purposes.
Measurements and Borders
The measurements printed on the seaming diagram will be different than the purchasing and production quantities.
Measurements shown on plan are net. However, pattern match is included in quantities on take-offs to allow for shifting of the carpet to ensure side match.
Design borders, if applicable on this project, were not designed to miter. Where such miters occur, Tai Ping cannot guarantee pattern match.
Electronic Jacquard (EJ) Woven Carpet
Carpet needs to adjust to its new home before being installed. The adjustment in temperature and humidity happens by acclimation. Acclimating carpet to a new environment is more critical with woven carpet, such as carpet created on an electronic Jacquard loom.
Before installing, all panels should be dry-layed to relax and acclimate to the climate conditions. Due to possible shrinking and stretching of panels during the manufacturing process, stretching may be necessary to make a proper match. The longest panel should be installed first, then the short panels can be stretched to make a proper match.
EJ situations require Tai Ping to add additional amounts of carpet to the ends of each panel in order to ensure adequate finished rug lengths and allow for any shifting to ensure side matching between panels.
Sequencing Your Areas
Tai Ping's closing remarks help our clients understand why we must sequence the longest patterns and the largest areas at the beginning of their installation. Furthermore, head seams may be needed.
Due to possible elongation, all rolls must be dry layed, according to the panel numbers as noted on the seaming diagram, to establish the longest pattern repeats. The shorter repeat rolls are stretched to match the longer rolls.
Installation in large areas should begin in the center of the area, installing outwards in both directions.
Due to manufactured roll lengths, possible head seams may be needed to complete installation for some areas.
Scaling and Colors
Finally, some 2-D perspectives and seaming diagrams are not perfectly scaled. Likewise, one should not presume that colors on a computer screen or on paper strike-offs are perfect matches to the actual carpet which will be milled.
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, you will find similar language with other carpet mills, which specialize in high-quality carpet for the hospitality industry and other market sectors of the commercial market.
All PDF prints are not to scale.