In need a cheap area rug option, but don’t want to settle for a low-quality area rug? Need to finish off a carpet with some edging or fringe? One of our best-kept secrets is that we offer full binding and edge finishing services within almost every store location!
Binding a carpet keeps the edges of your carpet from fraying and falling apart over time. There are a couple options available to complete this binding process. This can be done with a small, portable machine that rides along the floor on wheels. There is also the option of a larger machine that sits atop a large air table. We have the large table system set up in most of our store locations.
There are also products available that are best for a DIY project. These seem great for a small, short-term solution when it’s not practical to bring your rug to a place that offers traditional binding. For longevity, however, it is recommended to use traditional, sewn-on binding. There are several variations of the tape that is sewn on and offers many options for a perfectly customized look.
There are a couple of options when you are looking to have binding added to the edge of a carpet:
The first is a simple polyester tape, the most widely used binding tape, and what most people think of when they think of carpet binding. Typically, the tape is matched as close as possible to the color of the carpet so it blends well. This is the easiest, most economical way to finish off the edge of raw carpeting.
Another binding option is the 3″ wide cotton sisal tape. This tape leaves you with a nice wide (about 1 inch) edge on the carpet, perfect for a more distinct look.
If you have never had a chance to see the binding process from start to finish you can check out this video and watch the team in action!