Calculating Carpet Edging

9 How is carpet edging calculated?

Using our carpet overlocking edging finish as an example

The current price for the woollen overlocking edging/hemming finish for the new carpet is $9.00 per lineal meter at Carpetbinders. Which is $9.00 per metre around the outside of the rug. You can calculate this yourself, measure your carpet piece’s length and width, add the 2 measurements together, and multiply the answer by 2. Or just add up all 4 sides and add them together. Once you have either measurement, multiply by 9, and that will be the total cost. Remember that this will be worked out in metres.

E.g. I  want a mat in front of the ranch slider, the carpet mat size will be .80 x2.4m, so .8+2.4=3.2m x2=6.4m, so 6.4x $9.00=$57.60. The above price example is for your mat to be cut to your measurement; have corners rounded, the yarn colour selected and edged with our woollen overlocking finish.

A standard back door size is 60 x 90 cm which is 3 m all round therefore the price $27.00 to edge.

At Carpetbinders we strive to ensure we have a supply of yarn that matches the trending carpet colours or is within the same colour palette, this requires us to either pay a premium for the yarn or have it specifically dyed, these costs are reflected in our pricing.

Our other carpet edging finishes have different price points. 

Carpetbinders offers one of the most comprehensive suites of carpet edging finishes for you to choose from in the South Island. However, they are at different price points.

Call us to find out more about our other carpet edging finishes.

Additional Charges 

Other charges that you may incur and that would need to be added to the pricing if required to complete your binding job.

Such as

  • a carpet joining fee if two pieces of carpet need to be joined
  • a handling fee if the rug is over 2m x 3 m in size
  • Multiple mats are required from one large piece of carpet, and no draft plan of how to cut out the mats has been supplied.

You are always advised of these charges at the time of discussing your carpet edging needs.

Payment Methods

Carpetbinders accepts all major banks EFTPOS debit and credit card, making payment easy and safe for all parties involved.

We offer

  • Contactless payment on our EFTPOS machine.
  • Mobile EFTPOS for people using our pick up and return delivery service.
  • Online banking with our invoice system.

All mats that have been edged by Carpetbinders are paid for in full before leaving our workroom.


Use our convenient pick-up and return delivery service or drop your carpet scraps off at our workshop located at Unit 14, No 37 Washbournes Rd, Sockburn  Christchurch.