Cutting and Edging Carpet Mats
What do I need to do with my carpet offcuts to turn them in useful mats?
If you have carpet remnants that you would like made into rugs or mats, let Carpetbinders cut and edge your offcuts into useful mats and area rugs.
Work out what you need in the number of mats.
It would be helpful if you had work out what sizes you require and the places they are fit. You then need to make sure you have enough carpet to make all the mats you require.
You do not need to cut the carpet
There is no need for you to cut the carpet to size as we have all the tools and experience working with carpet to cut to your measurements.
Come to our workroom at Unit 14 37 Washbournes Road Sockburn Christchurch during our hours’ trade or use our pick up and return delivery service for a nominal fee
Cutting of straight-line edges to your size is included in part of our edging price.
Do you create round, half-moon or oval rugs?
Carpetbinders can create oval or round rugs for customers and generally to any size required.
There are various edging options, including the timeless fringing tasselled edge that suits circular or oval rugs.
How are the Corners of the Offcuts Finished?
There are two ways that the corners of mats can be finished off. These are known as rounded corners and square corners, and both have different strengths.
For the majority of carpet mats, rounded corners are recommended. The reason is that it helps prevent the corners from curling up, otherwise known as “dog earing”. When a corner curls up, it can cause a trip hazard as well as become easier to kick and move accidentally. It also adds a neater and stronger finish, whereas square corners have a weak spot, especially on a small mat, as the corners are more lightly to be walked on.
For larger area rugs and hall runner mats, we recommend square corners. There are several reasons. Firstly there is usually a pattern on hallway runners. Thus having round corners would cut part of the pattern off. Secondly, rounded corners on large rugs are not physically possible for us to do.
What Colour Yarn or Binding Tape is Best to Use?
The colour of yarn or binding tape used is usually as close as possible to the carpet, but we usually go a slightly darker shade as a general rule. In some requested cases, contrasting colours or bright colours are used, especially on axeminster carpet or where a rug needs a contrast statement. However, it is a combination of an individual preference and style of carpet plus what yarn or tape colours we have physically available. Mostly, we recommend people think about what colour they would like matched to the carpet piece, but don’t be surprised if that colour is not available and to have a secondary colour in mind.
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.