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Carpet Binding

 
 
 
 
 
 
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We offer custom binding for just the right rug

 

Custom binding a carpet is a long-kept secret of interior decorators

 
Custom binding is a process that gives you the freedom to combine carpet in the right size and with the right shape, with a bound edge that may or may not have fringe. The carpet can be from designer remnants to rolls of broadloom that are in-house of special ordered.

Retail area rugs come in standard sizes, within a few inches of 5x7, 8x10, and 9x12. If you want a square area rug that is 10x10, if there is one available, the rugs that venture outside of the “normal” sizes can be pricey. To fabricate the same rug would cost the amount of the yardage needed, and a modest fee for the binding; it’s that simple.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Specialty shapes are what carpet binding is all about

 
Off the rack area rugs are rectangles or circles. Since your carpet is custom cut, it’s easy to change things up by putting a bit of design in the shape. For example, giving a gentle swoop to straight edges automatically gives the area rug some interest; the same type of tweak can happen with corners –rounding them up is unexpected and easy to do.
 

Twill tape and serging are two types of carpet binding

 
Since the carpet is cut, it will have at least two raw edges. To stop the raw edges from raveling, and give them a more pleasing look, the edges are bound. For the sake of symmetry, if part of a rug needs binding it is customary to bind all the edges. At Chisum’s Floor Covering, we offer tape and serging carpet binding.

  • Twill tape. A folded, wide cotton twill tape envelops the edges. A commercial sewing machine stitches through the three layers (twill-edge-twill) for a neat finish. The tape can match or contrast the carpet.

  • Serging. The edges are closely over stitched with a serger sewing machine, the threads cover the edge. This is the method to choose if you want to add a fringe embellishment to the area rug.
 
 
 
 
 
Carpet Binding in Ojai, CA area from Chisum's Floor Covering
 
 
 

Carpet binding is convenient and local

 
Chisum’s Floor Covering performs the binding at our Ojai showroom. Don’t tell your interior decorator, because customers from Ojai, Oak View, Santa Paula, Meiners Oaks, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara, can get custom carpet binding directly from Chisum’s.