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Question DetailsAsked on 9/15/2014

Where can I find someone to cut carpeting and bind it to make into an area rug?

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Answered 6 years ago by Ross


This is called Serging or Edge Binding or Binding - most carpet stores will know who does it in your area, though most do not do it themselves - not much demand for it these days due to the labor costs.

Some carpet cleaners will also know who does it.

Generally speaking, unless you are really tied to a specific piece of carpet or it is an antique or heirloom, it will be cheaper to buy a manufacturer throw or area rug than try to make one.

Simple binding (wrapping the edge with a polyester edging, sort of like the edging on a quilt or blanket) commonly runs about $2/LF - up to $4 typically with nicer binding materials. Serging, which is sewing or weaving yarn or carpet thread into the carpet to clean up the edge or repair revelling, is more commonly around $4-8/LF - and can run as high as $10-50/LF for hand-serged heirloom rugs and carpets like museum pieces where you are matching the exact colors and pattern in the carpet and actually replacing the damaged edging, rather than trimming it off and then securing it with a new edging. Plus cut charges of typically $10-40 to trim to a specific size.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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