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Area Rug Binding and Serging
Has Your Area Rug Begun to Fray Along Its Edges?
Unraveling the Differences Between Binding and Serging
Generally, bound edges are completed by hand, while serged edges are completed with the usage of a serging machine. Therefore, the most noticeable difference between the two repair methods is a serged edge will leave you with visible stitches on the underside of your area rug, while a bound area rug will usually have a more tailored look without any visible stitches on its edges.
That’s because binding an area rug involves using a thick woolen yarn that’s continuously wrapped around the edge of the rug, stopping where it meets the fringe edge for completion. As you’d probably expect, binding the edges of your damaged area rug is the costlier of the two repair methods, but it usually offers a longer-lasting solution.