How Can I Bind Two Rugs Together?


People have loved the comfort and warmth of an area rug for hundreds of years. Today they are widely used as the main flooring of a room or as a decorative accent piece. Rugs come in a variety of shapes and colors, and they are made of a many different types of material. A large rug can be made by binding two rugs together. This is very easy to do when using adhesive carpet tape.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 rugs
  • Utility knife
  • Straight edge ("L"-shaped ruler, yard stick or long piece of lumber)
  • Adhesive carpet tape, one-sided (the length of the seam where the two rugs meet)
  • Rolling pin

Tips & Warnings

  • There are three kinds of bound edges: rug binding, which is a narrow piece of fabric covering the edge; rug surging, which is yarn woven to cover the edge; and fringe, which is a loose border protruding 1 inch to 4 inches.
  • When using a utility knife, go slowly and concentrate. This type of knife is very sharp.

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