We have answered many carpet binding questions on this blog over the years, but one we haven’t yet answered is: “How thick is carpet binding tape?” Let’s talk about binding tape thickness – specifically binding tape width – and what people need to know about carpet binding.
A Quick Refresher:
Carpet binding tape is tape that is used to bind the edges of carpets, area rugs, runners, and staircases to make them more attractive and prevent them from fraying or unraveling.
People use binding tape for a number of purposes besides binding carpet or turning a remnant into a rug, including crafts, home decor, and, most recently, making face masks. They are useful for these purposes because binding tape comes in a number of fabric types as well as a large variety of colors, so it’s easy to match or complement the fabric or material you are binding it to.
Binding tape is attached to carpet by either hot glue, stapling, or sewing. Instabind is attached with hot glue and is typically used for smaller DIY rug projects. It comes in regular, cotton binding, faux leather, synthetic serge, cotton serge, rope edge, outdoor marine, and safety edge varieties.
How Thick Is Carpet Binding Tape?
Binding tape that is used to bind carpets with carpet binding machines comes in a number of thicknesses, but the most common are ⅞ and 1¼ inches. The thicker the carpet or rug being bound, the thicker the binding tape has to be to cover the edge. Bond Products sells binding tape in these thicknesses:
- Cotton 7/8″ Serging Tape
- Cotton 1¼” Serging Tape
- Cotton 3” and 5” Wide Sisal Binding Tape
- Polyester 3” Binding Tape
- Cotton ¾”, 1¼” Binding Tape
- Polyester 13/16 ” and 1¼” Binding Tape
- Veltron “Mega” ⅝”, ⅞”, 1 ¼” Polyester Binding Tape
- Marine ⅞”, 1¼” Polyester Felt Binding Tape
These tapes are available in a full spectrum of colors to match whatever kind of carpet is on the market for sale.
During the carpet binding process, the carpet will be cut down to the desired shape. It may also be beveled and tapered toward the edges. This will affect how wide the binding tape has to be and make the tape lie neatly at the edges.
Bond Products also has carpet binding equipment for sale as well as other quality equipment, including sergers, cutters, bevelers, and machine package deals. If you have further questions about binding tape thickness or need carpet binding tape or anything necessary to bind carpet, call us at 1-888-800-BOND. We will be glad to help you.