What Is The Best Edging For An Area Rug?

When you buy an area rug, most people will focus only on the size, design, color scheme and the material type. 

That’s a good thing, but there’s another thing worth considering too- edge finishing. Edge finishing options for area rugs and carpets come in three i.e., binding, serging and fringing, they all work differently. 

Let’s take a look at what you need to know about each of the following edging options.

  1. Area rug binding
    First on the list based on popularity is area rug binding. 

    This involves folding a fabric over the edge of an area rug then sewing it with a binding machine making sure the edges don’t show. 

    This technique is famously known as standard edge binding. It is the easiest and most economical option; it can be used on a variety of rugs and it is perfect if you’re going for a minimal look.

    You can actually do hand binding at home. All it takes is trimming the rug edge remnants then applying a binding tape with hot glue making sure the tape seals on either end of the rug. But it requires practice.

  2. Area rug serging
    Also known as overlock stitching, edge serging rugs may look like a hand serging job though the process is often done by a machine. 

    The edge of the rugs when finished always appear as if a thick fiber has been wrapped around the edge, creating a more rustic but high-end appearance. 

    If you love natural or crafty styles, serging can be the best option for your area rug. Though it can be quite expensive and the edges can fray with time.

  3. Rug fringing
    If you’re looking for a more stylish look that can pull off both traditional and modern swagger and every other style in between, then fringing is the best choice for you. But it requires more time caring for before it easily frays and cleaning it is not an easy task.

    So, depending on the style you want to pull off, all these rug finishes are worth considering.And, if you reside in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas and you need more information, reach out to us at Prestige carpet and Tile for the best carpet and flooring solutions.