Edging Used Carpets

Do you edge used carpets?

Generally, the answer is no, 99% of the time. Edging used carpets can contain health and safety issues. Such as:

  • Remnants or deposits of unhealthy matter. Such as cat urine or residue from the distillation of methamphetamine.
  • Or, carpet tacks and other harmful particles that can seriously damage our equipment.

The 1% used carpets

We will only accept used carpets that meet the following criteria:

  • Vintage/Retro New Zealand Axminster that is in clean and excellent condition.
  • A quality woollen carpet uplift that has minimal use. It does not show wear and tear and has been laid for less than two years.

Case-by-case requests

Each used carpet overlocking assignment is reviewed case by case. By doing the good ol’ look and sniff test, we will determine if the used carpet can be edged. If the carpet does breach our health and safety policy, such as with noticeable wear and tear or staining on the backing of the carpet. We have to decline the used carpet.

Clean the Carpets Before Coming to us

If the used carpet meets the following criteria, we request that it will be cleaned by a commercial carpet cleaner before being brought to us for carpet edging consideration.

Pricing Surcharge

surcharge of 30% is added to the price of edging. As used carpet can seriously damage our machinery and in the edging process, it takes longer to process the carpet.

Please do not be offended if we decline your request to edge your used carpet. As important as our employees’ health and safety, is it also important that the operational output of our machinery can manage the work.

Interested and Got Questions?

If you want to revamp your used carpet after meeting the following criteria, you can send us a message here. Or, if you prefer to discuss details and options, call us at 021 164 0938.


I am absolutely delighted with our heirloom carpet you bound. As is my dad and His sisters, my aunts. They sold my grandparent’s family home of 60 years recently and they are delighted to have a little piece of history with them. For me, it is very special to walk on that carpet shoeless knowing my grandmother walked on the same carpet all those years ago.

Your service was outstanding. From picking up, to the quality workmanship of the binding and going to extra mile to get fair-priced shipping between islands. And your initiative to bind the remnants over and above my order. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needed carpet binding.

Please feel free to use these pics and my words on your website.

All the best with your business growth.

Rustica and Maddie the cat who loves or too!

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.