If you have a carpet that compliments the room it is in, you can turn it into a very attractive rug. The edges will fray and ravel unless you can finish it by binding it. Carpet binders are expensive and they will not be worth it if you are doing a small area. You can do rug binding yourself and you will be able to find the materials you need when visiting hardware stores and home improvement stores. Here is a guide on how to perform carpet binding.
-Use a sharp knife, cut the carpet straight and clean the edges. Make sure to remove raveling and frays. You can use a T-square to get straight cuts. -What you should do next is to cut the carpet binding straight. Start in the middle of the carpet and slide the exposed adhesive strip under the carpet edging. -Once this is well positioned, press the carpet down firmly. What you should have in the end is the carpet’s edge flush against your binding. Keep going. -Continue applying the adhesive collar as you work your way around the carpet. Make sure to work small areas at a time. -In addition, make sure that you bind the inside corners and the outside corners of the carpet by extending your tape past the carpet’s corners. Make sure to bend your binding and press the carpet firmly onto the adhesive. You want to make sure to add a few cuts into the adhesive strips to ease your binding on the carpet’s curves.
-When the binding is complete, make sure to extend the end just past the beginning. -Next, you have to remove the tape. Ensure that you cut the ends on the strips so that they are flush. -Press the carpet rug in place. You can seal the ends together using a slight hot glue. -When you are applying the hot glue, you can use a piece of wood to push the pieces in place. Do this all the way around the carpet and until all the corners are bound. The great thing about doing it yourself is that you will be able to control the shape and the size of the new rug carpet.