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Carpet Binding

The Floor Show offers Carpet Binding, Fringing, Serging, Cutting, Borders, Beveling, Cove Base and Carpet Repairs. We can put the finishing touches on your area carpets with color coordinated binding, serging or accent with fringe. Rugs are bound on their ends in a number of different ways, but each is designed to keep the foundation threads intact.

Carpet Binding is a cotton or synthetic based material that is sewn to the edges of a piece of carpet. This is done to improve how the carpet looks and to keep the edges of the carpet from unraveling or becoming frayed.

Carpet Binding is used to create area rugs that can be utilized in a variety of ways around the house; under a dining room table, in front of a fireplace or wherever an area rug can be used to add a bit of decorative color to a room.

Carpet Binding is great for those pieces of carpet that are left over from every room installation. Use these pieces as rugs in doorways and entrances to help reduce wear and tear on the installed carpet.

The Floor Show provides a full range of services from as simple as cutting a piece of carpet to the size and shape you want it; to binding or serging the edges, to adding fringe if desired.

As Binding is a narrow fabric stitched over the edge of the carpet to give it a finished look and prevent raveling, Serging is a whipped-stitched yarn-over look, used frequently on Oriental Rugs. Some heavier carpets may have to be serged because they are too heavy to feed through the binder. Berber and Loop Pile carpets are often in this category.

Many Oriental rugs over time have worn fringes. Fringes are a very important part of the rugs for it protects the body of the rug from sliding off the end of the warp threads. If this problem is ignored, serious damage to the end borders may occur. Extra care is given to each rug to match, as closely as possible, the original fringe.

Borders in rugs are a band or series of bands surrounding the field and focal point of a carpet.

Beveling is the V-shaped groove carved between colors in inlaid carpets, which gives the three dimensional look to a carpet. This technique is also used to create a carved border in a sculptured carpet.

Carpet Cove Base is carpet cut into strips, size can vary from 2" to 6", binding is then applied to one edge of the carpet strip. The strips are then placed along the wall just as you would use wood baseboards, vinyl, or rubber.

Carpet Cove Base is attractive and versatile. It is made from the same carpet that was installed so it matches perfectly. It also has benefits to housekeeping staffs as it doesn't mark when hit with vacuum cleaners.

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