Carpet Seams

Seams are not invisible. Everything has a seam, your clothing, sofa, wall paper, sheet good vinyl flooring. Your carpet choice is a factor in how much a seam shows berbers and flat velvet piles will show seams the most. Sisal for sure. Some high pile plush carpets to a degree, the best to hide seams are shags and high twists as the pile “falls over” on itself to hide the join. Pattern carpet can fool the eye with seams but can jump out if the pattern is not matched correctly. Seams are not a problem in England or Europe, 27″ wide goods are the normal where the standard for U.S. is 12′ wide or 15′. Some imported wools can be 13’6″ but rare. Americans are the most “Seamaphobic” but check out some euro design magazines and you will see 27″ wide stripes in a room.


Today's Home


When Sigmund and Audrey Lenchner, both Taylor Allderdice graduates, founded Today’s Home, they had a vision to enrich the lives of area families by bringing true quality home furnishings to Western Pennsylvania. Over the decades, Today’s Home has emerged as a true “family business” success story. Through the years, our dedicated employees have managed to grow the company in an age dominated by big box retailing and mega chains.

Now Today’s Home, with its roots firmly planted in the luxury residential furnishings market, has additional operating companies in Designer Furniture Outlet Stores and TH TRADE Commercial. DFO has become the luxury closeout treasure-hunter’s favorite haunt. Our newest addition, TH TRADE, provides ASID level design to our commercial contract customers. We invite you to contact a Today’s Home designer to visit our showroom and see the world of possibilities awaiting you at Today’s Home.