Reasons for Serging Tape

Welcome again to our weekly blog.

First of all happy Independence Day! Especially to those who have fought to help keep us free!

Bond Style 250 Cotton Serge Tape & Folder

Today let’s talk about a specific binding edge that is unique and highly profitable. It’s called serging tape! Serging tape mimics the look and feel of real serging but is applied quickly and easily with just about any binding machine with a simple tape folder attachment change. Serge tape is generally applied using a straight stitch & made of 100% cotton tape and available in 7/8 or 1-1/4” widths in a wide array of colors. Because of its loose face yarn weave, it mimics the look and feel of real serging yarn yet doesn’t require a real serging machine to be applied!

Costs may vary depending on the quality, width and style but the Bond serge tape line boasts 60 colors in 1-1/4” width and is put on 36 yard rolls. The cost is about $.18/ft to apply and usually commands $3.00 – 5.00/ft and up. For an example lets take a 9 x 12 carpet. Cost of application is about $8.00 and at a minimum charge of $3.00 a foot equals $126.00 for the job that should take less than twenty minutes to complete.

Not only will you add serious profits to your bottom line on a daily and weekly basis, you’ll be offering a high end edge that will set you apart from the competition.

Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your binding needs.

Binding Equipment Overview

Welcome to the second edition of Brian’s Blog!

In our first issue, I spoke about the reasons to offer a carpet binding service and the potential profit center it has shown itself to be. I talked about how it’s not an expense but rather an investment that repeatedly gives you an excellent return on investment.

In this issue, I would like to explain the binder options and styles of carpet edging that are available at Bond Products and the differences between them.

Binding Equipment & DIY Instabind

The patented Instabind DIY edge-finishing tapes require no initial equipment investment yet offers the most varied styles of edges.



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  • Regular binding in both synthetic and cotton
  • Serge edge in both synthetic and cotton
  • Rope edge
  • Outdoor Marine edge
  • Safety and Reflective edges


Portable binding machines are the least expensive way to start and offer the greatest versatility and value. You can transport them anywhere (they only weigh about thirty pounds) and are placed right on the floor. The machine rolls around the carpet perimeter so minimal handling and space is required.

Binding machines have folder options  varying from ¾” up to 3” widths. In addition, serge tape and tapestry guides can be fitted on the binder turning them into virtual serging and tapestry blind stitch machines.


Table models or stationary machines are the greatest initial investment but offer the lowest application and service costs and best production rates. They require rollers or an air table to move the carpets vs. a portable machine that rolls around the perimeter. The same folder options are available on these types of machines as on the portables.

The basic binding tape options range from standard 13/16”, 7/8” 1-1/4”, 3” and 5” polyester and cotton; cotton serge tape in 7/8” and 1-1/4”; wide tapestry blind stitch comes up to 7’ or greater (depending on the model of machine being used).


So what product fits which application? Common sense rule of thumb standards are as follows:

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Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your binding needs.

tapestry binder Model-PBLTX

How to Add Profits to Your Bottom Line!

tapestry binder Model-PBLTXWelcome to the first edition of Brian’s Blog!

My name is Brian Milnes and I am the owner and president of Bond Products, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  We are a family owned and operated carpet finishing equipment and supplies company in business since 1947. The purpose of starting this editorial is to inform our valued clients about tips and techniques pertaining to carpet binding, edge finishing and custom rug making in general.  I hope you will find the following article and those in the weeks to follow both educational and informative as we strive to improve your services and ultimately your bottom line.

How to Add Profits to Your Bottom Line!

Over the years, there is one common profit opportunity that carpet retailers and installers alike have used to add daily, weekly, and monthly profits to their bottom line. It’s a small investment requiring minimal training and skills — an investment that maintains its value upon resale and never fails to pay for itself over and over again. What is it, you may ask? Offering a carpet binding service!

There is no reason why you shouldn’t offer a binding service to your clients. With our DIY on-site Instabind carpet edge finishing tapes that have no initial equipment investment, to portable and table model industrial binders and sergers, binding services is something practically all of your clients need or will need.

Here are the indisputable reasons why offering a binding service is such an excellent idea:

  • Bind up and help sell carpet remnants.
  • Add sales dollars to the end of every installation job by binding up scraps for runners and mats.
  • Offer immediate services to your clients so they don’t walk away from a sale.
  • Finish & complete jobs the same day & on-site without running back and forth, wasting time & money!
  • Offer commercial carpet cove base to hotels and office building alike.

I think we can all agree that we live in a service-oriented business environment, so offering a carpet binding service can add hundreds of dollars that will ultimately help make your annual sales increase substantially! Just as an example, if you are able to make $100.00 a day from binding carpet that amounts to over $36,500.00 per year!

What we offer at Bond products is much more affordable than the competition. Most binding rooms charge anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00 per foot and up. Our average costs are only pennies per foot.

Carpet Equipment Durability

We still service old carpet binders from the 1960’s that are in excellent operating condition and that have a trade-in value close to what they were purchased for over forty  years ago. There are no other tools that last as long as carpet binding equipment and which continue to make you money year after year! It’s not an expense. It’s an investment in your company’s future!

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