Beautiful area rug made with carpet edge binding in a New Franken, WI home

Let?s talk carpet binding and area rugs

The way carpet binding influences your choice of a rug is that you can create them from leftover remnants or a worn rug that you can't part with, either because it's a family heirloom or some other sentimental value. Of course, you can also design your unique one.

There are several benefits to carpet binding. One, you?ll save money because you won?t have to throw away remnants or part with a worn, but much-loved rug. Two, your area rugs will always have a custom look because you?ve designed it yourself. You?ll always have a perfect match, especially if you use a remnant leftover from your carpet installation. Three, there?s always a ?good fit.? Rooms aren?t perfect squares and standard rugs come in limited sizes. You can have it cut to fit around door sills, baseboards, moldings, etc. and then finished with the binding process.

What is carpet edge binding?

There are a few ways to bind the edges, but the least complicated and less expensive way involves wrapping a strip of fabric, usually polyester or cotton, around the edge of the carpet. It?s then stitched with a carpet-binding machine.

Because there are so many available colors, it?s easy to match the binding color to the carpet color. While you could use a contrasting color to accent, the binding itself is thin, so it could look odd. By matching the binding to the color of the carpet, the edge of the carpet will blend properly.

Binding vs serging

A lot of people use these two words interchangeably, but that?s not correct. A serged edge almost looks as though a thick fiber has been wrapped around it continuously. It looks hand-sewn but is done by machine. While binding gives a finished, tailored look, some people think it looks more like the inside seam of an article of clothing.

Come in for a design consultation and free estimate and learn about carpet binding or any of our other services and products. The Bayland Flooring showroom is in new Franken, WI and we service the Franken, New Franken, Green Bay area.