skew defect

A skew is a type of manufacturing defect in printed, tufted, or woven flooring.  A skew defect is most commonly in sheet goods, such as broadloom carpet or sheet vinyl.  When goods have a skew, the anticipated alignment of the pattern is off by a certain degree of angle.  A minor skew can be corrected by a skillful installer.  Although infrequent, a skew can also be created by a faulty installation.

Skew Defect

Skew Defect

Related:  bow defect and elongation defect.

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