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Variegated wool. If you have a wool carpet that loses color just few days after its installation, it may be due to defective wool. In addition to color loss, you may also see white streaks or lines. The wool new, may have a luster to it. This defect has to do with hollow regions inside the filament. These hollow regions are called modulation. If the wool can not be dyed, then it is said to be variegated.
Synthetics and woolens loss luster and/or loss luster for different reasons. Little is written about this topic. Check out the new page at http://www.carpetinspector.com/members/Luster%20Research.htm
The Government Supply Agency, (GSA), published a interim federal specification called CARPET AND RUGS, WOOL, NYLON, ACRYLIC, MODACRYLIC POLYESTER, POLYPROPYLENE.
The Old Reports page has been redone with a new format and new reports. The new format includes descriptions of the reports and categories. The navigational bars on the top of the page includes reports that fit just that category; below that is a description of what the category is about, then the list below that includes a broader list of additional reports that fit into other categories too. The categories are linked here and include Appearance Retention, Browning, Cleaning Errors (Professional), Color Loss, Delamination, Design Flaws, Double Stick Failures, Fading, Fuzzing & Pilling, Installation Errors, Latex Problems, Lines, Bands, & Streaks, Matting & Crushing, Maintenance Errors, Pile Height & Weight Differences, Pooling, Shedding, Side Match, Specification Problems, Upholstery Reports, Water Damage, Yarn Slippage and Yellowing. This makes 25 categories and your recommendation for additional reports or additional categories would be appreciated.
The navigational bar on the top of every page has changed and is now in a text format instead of graphic bottom. It is divided by bars into three levels.