Some time ago Jim Kellogg posted on 356 Talk about original square weave carpet. He noted that the replacement carpet being provided had fewer loops than the original German square weave. The carpet I had in my 356 at that time was provided by a famous interior shop in San Diego, it looked good, and I forgot about the post.
Now comes the time to get carpet for Miss April. I got a sample from the same famous interior shop and I also got a sample from K&H, the shop I have selected to do the interior. Guess what? The swatches are NOT the same. The loops from K&H are smaller and there are more loops per square inch. I took a photo of the two samples side by side- see below. It is hard to see in the photos, but the K&H sample is on the right. The rows and columns are not as heavily defined as in the other sample. If you count 10 rows of the sample on the left, there will be 11 rows in the same space for the sample on the right. Tighter, slightly smaller loops.
I also have for reference, some photos of clean, unused tan carpet from the factory. Compare carefully to the shots below. K&H has it right!
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