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Seaming carpet edges

Seaming carpet edges. Reseaming carpet is made on the lateral edges of the carpet, if they are damaged or if client wants to modify the edge of the carpet color.
Reseaming can be performed at the edge of the carpet where they settle, if a customer asks for fringe removal for cosmetic reasons or if they are severely damaged, or does not want a fringe, then we do seaming to avoid further damaging of carpet. We also do carpet reinforced hem, and that is done on a very thick carpets,rugs and handmade ones. This means in addition to machine hem stitching and duct tape immense power, this is only reinforced seam stitching that ensures complete security of the edges of carpet so they will not tear.

Sewing the edges of the carpet

Tips to Getting the Best Carpet Seams

A quick look around the web showed that there really isnt a whole lot of information out there about carpet binding. True carpet binding is a simple polyester tape that is sewn over the edge of a carpet, with a high powered sewing machine, to keep the edges of your carpet from fraying and falling apart. This can be done with either a small, portable machine that rides along the floor on wheels, or a larger machine that sits atop a large air table; like the systems we have set up in most of our stores.

There are also products online available for a DIY project, and from what Ive read, these are perfectly fine for a small, short term solution; especially when its not practical to bring your rug to a place that offers traditional binding. For longevity however, I recommend using traditional, sewn on binding. There are several variations of the tape that is sewn on and offers many options for a perfectly customized look.

The first is a simple polyester tape, the most widely used binding tape, and what most people think of when they think of carpet binding. Typically, the tape is matched as close as possible to the color of the carpet so it blends well. This is the easiest, most economical way to finish off the edge of raw carpeting.

Another binding option is the 3 wide cotton sisal tape. This tape leaves you with a nice wide (about 1 inch) edge on the carpet. Perfect for a more distinct look.

This is called surging, and to have traditional surging done on a rug or carpeting is very expensive, and can take weeks to complete, as the rug needs to be sent away for finishing. Thankfully, there is a much more cost effective option with a very similar look; surge tape. It works the same way traditional polyester binding tape does, but offers the more refined look of surging. Perfect for the ends of that new runner, or whenever you need a more classic, polished look.

Traditional fringing is sewn into the ends of an oriental rug when its woven at the mill. Its a classic look that is expected of most traditional oriental rugs and runners.

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