Bernice H
Bernice H
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  • Woodburn, OR
Asked on Jun 29, 2012

HOw to finish carpet edges

Bernice HKMS WoodworksAt The Picket Fence

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I still need runners down the hallway. If I got a piece from a roll of carpet or used what we have left over from this recent install, how woud I finish off the edges? Is there an easy way? No sewing please!
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  • At The Picket Fence
    on Jun 29, 2012

    Hi Bernice! My understanding is that you can take your piece of carpet to a carpet store and have them "bind" the edges for you so that you can use it as a runner. I'm not sure the actual cost of that but since you already have the carpet it shouldn't be too much. I would compare it to buying a pre-made runner though as well. There are lots of great options for stair runners online! ~Vanessa

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 29, 2012

    There are some iron on a glue based "binding tapes" that might work http://www.installerstore.com/Instabind-Carpet-Binding.html

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 29, 2012

    Thanks Kevin, that was interesting. Something to think about.But maybe a 'cheaper" idea? By the way, I hope you got my thank you for leading me to the vinyl planking. Installer friend said "good choice", he is not a fan of laminate, said I will be much happier much longer than with laminate. So thank you, it finally got done! But what a show around here for almost 2 weeks, lots of junk got gone! We "done good". but we worked hard and fast, Joe (installer)surprised me by coming over 5 days after hubs said Lets do it! And 3 of those days we went to the Oregon Coast, prepaid trip! But i survived. I am happy withthe whole thing, but do want to mention everything shows on the "wood look". I had whitish floor before with confetti looking stuff, nothing showed. Now I see water drops, coffee drips, carpet string etc. but i am getting used to it! Thanks again .....and stay safe!

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