Carpet & Rug Binding


Carpet binding

Not sure if you want to install carpeting or do a full renovation of your home? Can't find an area rug you like? Carpet binding can be a simple solution for your floor covering needs. It's affordable and available to residents in Layton, Ogden, Bountiful and Salt Lake City, Utah. We can use your own carpet remnants or you can choose from our in-stock inventory to find exactly what you are looking for. You can choose from a myriad of different carpet remnant options, stitching styles and size of the remnant.

If you are unsure if carpet binding is the right service for you or your homes decor, our design advisers are here to offer expert advice. The team at Amiericarpets of Layton can help you match color schemes, patterns, and types of stitches to your home decor. A quick consultation, some pictures of your home and a few measurements and the first few steps toward your new floor covering is on its way. There are plenty of ways to customize your new rug by utilizing our carpet binding service. Doing so will help you create a new look or vibe in your home. The best thing is you can do this on a limited budget and you can get it all done locally.

What is carpeting binding

The simple answer is this - carpet or rug binding is a service that uses carpet remnants from your latest home remodel or some remnants that we have in stock, to create a fantastic looking area rug for your Layton, UT home. We can also make door mats, stair runners or hallway runners with this service too. Carpet binding is defined as the process of stitching together the edges of a carpet remnant with a strong fabric, which prevents the edges to unravel. There are a various stitches and techniques to achieve this goal.
  • Binding Tape: This durable polyester tape is applied to the edges of a carpet remnant. We then use a high-powered sewing machine on the taped edges - securing them together. Using binding tape is the most common method of carpet binding. A handheld rolling sewing machine can be used. This is a cost-effective solution to residents on a budget.

  • Traditional Surging: We can also surge the edges of carpet remnants, giving you a more luxurious look. This is most often used on high-quality materials like oriental carpeting. The edges are finished with a tightly wound thread instead of tape. The surging process is more lengthy - it may take weeks to complete depending on the size of the remnant.

  • Surging Tape: This carpet binding method combines the previous stated methods, giving you a luxurious look at a more affordable price. Surging tape looks very similar to traditional surging and is also very durable. The look is completed using the same methods used for polyester binding tape.

Fringing can be added using a strong adhesive for an oriental-inspired look on any carpet remnant that is bound on the edges to make an area rug. This can add a bit more pop or design elements to the room you are renovating.
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Rug binding

Rug binding is a simple yet incredibly useful process in which a strip of cotton, or a similar synthetic material like nylon, is attached to the underside of the edge of a carpet piece. This can be done to repair damage that has been sustained through the normal daily use of the rug, or when the rug is brand new in order to prevent that sort of damage from occurring in the first place.

Moving heavy furniture over the edges of carpet fabric, normal or heavy foot traffic on a regular basis, and other damaging occurrences can build up over time, causing the edge of a once quite attractive rug to become frayed and ugly. Not only does it look bad, it means bad things for your rug; the looser the attachments between the fibers become, the faster it frays.

This means that the damage accelerates the more that the rug is used without repair. Light to medium fraying can be repaired by binding, and all fraying is prevented by it. Having your brand new rug bound will increase the amount of time that you have to enjoy it by several years, preserving your investment. Having your older, slightly damaged rug bound can rid the edges of that jagged, messy look, and grant you many more years of enjoyment from it.
Rugs are meant to be walked on, and we want to ensure that you can do that without worrying that you'll ruin it. By enhancing the longevity and durability of your rugs, we keep your decor investment strong. To find out more about Americarpets of Layton, providers of the best rug binding in Layton.

If you are looking for a professional rug binding service in Layton, UT, you should call Americarpets of Layton or stop by our showroom to speak to one of our team members.