What You Need To Know About Serging And Binding An Area Rug

If you have a carpet remnant that you do not want to get rid of, there are many ways you can use to prevent fraying. Techniques like binding and serging have become very popular as they are reliable techniques that produce elegant rugs. Many things can make it necessary to repair your carpet for example, foot traffic, pet claws or vacuuming. It should be noted that serging and binding requires a professional who has expertise in dealing with carpets and therefore you should not do it by yourself.

What is Serging?

Serging is the process of continuously wrapping yarn around the edge of a rug to give it a more polished look. The final outcome looks like it was hand-sewn although it is done by a special machine made specifically for that purpose. Serging has become popular since most companies claim that it produces a more durable a better look. If you are looking for a more natural look serging might not be the best option for you. This is because a serged edge does not look like part of the carpet and it draws the eyes towards it.

Most companies these days do not offer sound consultation to clients regarding the best option for their carpets. This could be because they are just interested in making the sale and get the job done as soon as possible. It is recommended you consult with a reputable company like Reilly’s Oriental Rug Cleaning who will advise you on the best course of action to take.

What is Binding?

Binding is one of the cheapest and easiest way of making a carpet edge more elegant. It involves wrapping a piece of material in most cases cotton or polyester around the edge of a carpet and stitching it into place. This process requires a carpet-binding machine and should be done by a professional to avoid injuries.

Binding has a number of advantages over serging in that the process is relatively cheaper and there is a wide range of binding materials available for use. There is also a wide variety of colors to choose from and this means any color carpet can be matched. The finished width using a cotton binding is just about a quarter to 3/3 inch. In order to make the binding more natural and seamless, the binding color chosen should be close to the rug color so that they match. Binding gives a rug a more polished and elegant finish.

Before you decide which option you want to go for, consult with professional rug and carpet dealers like Reilly’s Oriental Rug Cleaning. Our staff is ready to answer all the questions you might have regarding serging and binding and what they entail.

Are you interested in using Reilly’s Oriental Rug Cleaning’s rug serging and binding services? Do not hesitate to call 201-445-0800 or email us at Info@RugClean.net for more inquiries.


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