Good Reasons for Carpet Binding

Previously we’ve discussed carpet binding in terms of a weekend DIY project. There are any number of blogs focusing on the crafty and the thrifty that give tutorials with pictures for someone looking to learn how to bind a carpet or make an area rug from a remnant or a larger piece of carpet. But people bind carpets for all kinds of reasons besides learning a new craft or saving money. Here are some examples of carpet problems, challenges, or opportunities that require binding or serging to complete:

Carpets with damage – Perhaps you have a piece of beautiful wall-to-wall carpet that you love but that has, unfortunately, become damaged in a way that can’t be easily repaired. Making that piece into one or more area rugs is a way to avoid sending something lovely to the landfill while keeping it in a different form for your house or business. Damaged area rugs can also be fixed by removing the stained and worn parts and rebinding as well. An accident does not have to be a tragedy.

Redecorating – Back in the mid-20th century, the trend was to throw out area rugs and introduce wall-to-wall carpeting. This was made possible by new chemistry, cleaning products, and push vacuums. For the past couple of decades, the grandchildren of those people who tossed out area rugs have been prying up carpet and praying that what is underneath it is hardwood. As with anything trendy, everything old is new again. If you’re ready to retro your house to hardwood, remember our motto: “Every hard floor needs a nice area rug.”

Unique carpet options – While there are quite a lot of excellent pre-made carpeting and area rug choices for consumers to make, if you are interested in a unique or one-of-a-kind flooring, the “quilted” area rug is something to consider. This involves choosing carpeting remnants or samples and sewing them together to make a piece of flooring art. Like quilt making it can be time intensive and require the right tools, but your finished product will be something everyone will notice and comment on.

Gorgeous rug, bad binding – Sometimes bad things happen to good carpets and rugs. If you find a high quality rug at a flea market or antique shop but hate the way it’s bound or want a new look for it, Bond Products can help. People frequently underestimate the effect a professional binding can make on a rug.

There are so many ways that carpets and rugs can be tailored to meet the needs of individual taste or space. If you have a carpet idea or problem, give Bond Products a call. We’d love to help you find your solution.

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