Trusted Service Since 1935

Carpet Edge Binding

D. A. Burns has long been the leading supplier of edge binding services in the Greater Seattle and Bellevue area. We have the largest in-stock supply of edge treatments and we use only top-quality made in the USA materials.

Our selection of in-stock and special order cotton binding colors can be found here: Cotton Color Chart

There is a difference to D. A. Burns binding.  Heavy weight cotton canvas is our default for finishing the edges of cut carpet, as it will far outlast the lightweight mesh used by economy binding companies.

If your carpet is going to see heavy use or will be in an area where exposed to sunlight or water, we can use an extra-tough Sunbrella brand outdoor fabric as the edge finish.

Binding exposure

In deciding how much binding material will show at the edge of a rug, there are several options to choose from: Hand binding, Machine binding narrow, Machine binding 1-1/4″, Machine “tapestry” binding.

Hand binding can be very narrow to very wide. Since wider exposures can be done by machine at a lower cost, hand binding is typically done when a very small exposure is wanted or if machine binding can’t be done due to an irregular carpet edge.

Machine binding narrow uses a pre-set binding folder to apply the binding fabric, resulting in approximately 3/8 inch of binding color showing. Corners don’t stand out, and are always done by lapping one over the other.

Machine binding 1-1/4 uses a pre-set folder to leave 1-1/4 inches of binding color showing. A lap corner or mitered corner can be selected.

Tapestry binding can be specified in any width from 1 inch to 6 inches. Lap or mitered corners can be selected.

(Photos coming soon…)



Carpet Workroom Gallery

This is the air suspension table at our Seattle location. We have one at our Bellevue location as well.

Fans push air through holes in the surface, allowing the rug or carpet to float. We can finish an edge of a rug and spin it easily to work on the next edge…

It allows us to use heavy duty binding equipment and better quality materials, and helps keep our costs, and prices, lower by improving the efficiency of the binding process.

More to come…