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, to prevent that sort of damage from occurring in the first place.
Moving heavy furniture over the edges of carpet fabric, normal to heavy foot traffic on a regular basis, and other damaging occurrences can add-up over time, causing the edges of a once beautiful rug to become frayed and ugly. Not only does it look bad, it means bad things for your rug - loose attachments between the fibers leads to faster fraying. This means that damage to the carpet quickens if the rug continues to be 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 will repair the edges of your jagged and messy carpet and provide 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 increasing the longevity and durability of your rugs, Americarpets keep your decor investment secure.