Binding Options
Carpet Binding, Carpet Serging, Wide Bindings, Carpet Borders

Standard Binding-​
Standard carpet binding (polyester binding material) is folded over the edge of a rug and stitched on with a binding machine that is similar to an industrial or commercial sewing machine. The finished width is approximately 1/4' to 1/2' in width. The colors are generally matched close to the field color of the rug so the edge is not noticeable. Binding finishes the edge of a rug while preventing unravel and minimizing edge wear.

1 1/4" Cotton Binding-
Similar to the edge of a standard bind, cotton binding tape is folded over the edge of a rug and stitched on with a binding machine that is similar to an industrial or commercial sewing machine. The finished width is approximately 3/4" in width. The colors are generally matched close to the field color of a solid carpet or an accent color of a patterned carpet for a more elegant and tailored look.  Cotton binding finishes the edge of a rug, preventing unravel and wear, while giving it an edge that stands out and accents your carpet, solid or patterened.

Carpet Serging-
A serged edge is a continues wrap of yarn that wraps around the edge of a rug. The finished width is approximately 3/8" to 3/4" in width. A serged edge on a berber carpet or plush carpet will give an upholstered look. Serging does not look like part of the carpet and draws ones eye to the edge. The yarn color can be matched to the feild color of the carpet, or an accent color of a patterened carpet. Great for indoor or outdoor area rugs, but can be used in a number of applications.

3" Cotton Tape​ (blind-stitched)-
Blind stitching refers to the appearance and sewing of the binding. Blind stitching means that the stitching (thread) on the top of the binding is hidden. The stitching on both the sides and the mitered corners is hidden. All corners are lapped over unless you request a mitered corner, as shown on the top-stitched binding. Blind stitching is standard application on leather and tapestry bindings. A cotton tape binding is acceptable on all types of carpet including sisal, plush, wool, and berber selections.

3" Cotton Tape (top-stitched)-
Top stitching refers to the appearance and sewing of the binding tape. Top stitching means that the stitching (thread) is on the top of the binding and shows 3/4" to 1 1/2" border width on the face of the rug, with lapped corners. We match the color of the thread to the binding, so it blends with the cotton tape.  A cotton tape binding is acceptable on all types of carpet including sisal, plush, wool, and berber selections.

Beveling/Borders-
A border is manufactured when cut pile or plush carpet is cut into strips and used to create a border much like a picture frame around a separate selection of carpet.  Borders can be created using another piece of carpet for a custom design or to update an existing area rug into a larger piece.  Each strip of border material is seamed to the feild material individually and is usually beveled to add a tailored and customized appearance.  This rug can be created into any shape and can have as many border strips as you prefer into the width of your choosing, creating a true one of a kind custom piece.

Tapestry-
A tapestry border is created when fabric is applied in a picture frame fashion to any carpet material such as wool, sisal, berber, or an existing area rug. This border may include multiple strips of material and can also be created using vinyl, leather, or a wide tape. A tapestry border may not work well with all floor covering types, and can not be used with rugs in the shape of a circle, oval, or with a rounded edge.


Fringe-
A fringe edge is a very important part of an Oriental Rug since it caps the end of the rug, preventing the tufting of the rug from sliding off the end of the threads, and holds the rug together. Over time, fringe can wear or become damaged. If damaged fringe is ignored, serious structural problems can occur. Fringe can be added to any type of carpet, not just an oriental selection. It can also be added to an existing area rug to update and customize your look. Fringe can also be permanently removed or simply hidden by sewing it into a protective pocket on the back of the rug. Because a fringe edge is added using a binding method, it is not a structural part of the existing carpet, and is easily replaceable if there are significant signs of wear or damage.

Inlaid Designs 
An inlayed rug is created when multiple pieces of carpet are cut, seamed together and then carved to produce a picture, design, logo, name, etc. This type of carpet is considered the ultimate in custom design. This process uses carving, sculpting, and beveling while shaving away a portion of the tuft of the carpet to create designs, add a 3-D effect to your inlays, and add definition between borders. This custom design can be used as both wall art or focal point floor art, always with a dramatic effect.