How do you cut a rug?

I have a large rug that I would like to make it smaller for a few area rugs. Can you cut a rug?

  3 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Aug 27, 2018

    Depends if it is a loop rug. Loop rugs will unravel

  • Joan LeVasseur Joan LeVasseur on Aug 27, 2018

    Definitely but you will have to bind it somehow maybe with wide tape, to prevent raveling. You can cut it from the back with a razor knife, you may call it a box knife.

  • Lori Lori on Aug 27, 2018

    Yes, I've done many. What I do is turn it over and cut on the back after marking out your demensions and cut with an exacto knife. You can get them bound in any carpet store for about a $1 a foot ( in Canada ) if you wanted to. One thing to remember is if you are cutting any to fit in a certain shape remember YOU ARE CUTTING ON THE BACK so flip the demensions. I once cut out a whole closet on the wrong side because I forget that. :(