|Broadloom carpet edge -raw/unfinished|
I'll start with binding. Binding is essentially durable colored fabric (binding tape) that comes in rolls. It is applied to a rough edge of carpet with a binding machine (essentially an industrial sewing machine). The binder folds the fabric over the rough edges of the carpet and sews it into the backing.
|a bound rug|
|a binding machine|
Below is a video of a binding machine in action.
|a rug with two different binding colors|
Serging is a large thread looped over the raw carpet edges side-by-side to create a finished edge.
|a serged carpet edge|
|spools of serging thread|
|a serging machine|
Below is a video of a serging machine in action
Choosing between binding and serging is a matter of personal preference. Binding offers many options including wider tapes, multiple layers and colors. At Bob Wagner's we offer both services and can create a finished product as creative as our customers.
Bob Wagner's has been a small, family run business since 1975.
Small Business, big differencetm.