Rug Border & Binding Guide
How you finish your custom area rug will have a big impact on the final look. This page offers a general overview of our border and corner options.
Before placing your order, we recommend that you order border swatches to determine which textures and colors best suit your style. The "Order Samples" option is accessible on each weave page.
The amount of border that shows on the face of the rug ranges from 1" to 3 1/2" and does not add to the width of your rug.
Cotton is a soft, natural fiber border option that is best for indoor use. Multiple colors are available to finish your custom area rug.
Polyester is a man-made synthetic textile that looks similar to natural cotton. This border option is slightly smoother to the touch than cotton and is easy to clean.
Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant and makes a lovely border on custom area rugs. Like cotton, it is natural but has a more textural feel.
UV Stabilized Polyester
UV stabilized polyester is a synthetic textile that looks similar to natural cotton but will resist fading from sunlight and is easy to clean—spills and stains wipe up easily with a clean, damp cloth.
Leather & Faux
The amount of border that shows on the face of the rug ranges from 2 1/4" to 3 1/2" and does not add to the width of your rug.
A distressed leather border has a dull shine, mild texture, natural weathering and feels soft to the touch. Leather wears well over time, showing a sophisticated look.
The smooth leather border is soft to the touch and wears well over time, showing a weathered and sophisticated look. Leather bindings are durable, natural, and more cleanable than fabric.
Leatheressence is a synthetic border that looks like natural leather and is easy to clean. It has a light texture and is very soft to the touch.
Faux leather is a synthetic border option that looks like natural leather, with added texture and a soft touch. This border is easy to clean and is available in an array of colors.
A continuous wrap of yarn around the edge of your rug, either by hand or by machine. Machine serged has a finished width of approximately 3/8".
Serging is a continuous wrap of yarn around the edges of the rug that binds the fibers and keeps the weave from unraveling. The yarn is chosen to match the color of your rug as well as the fiber.
Circular Serged Edge
Serging is a sleek finish for a circular rug that binds the fibers and keeps the rug from unraveling. The yarn is chosen to match the color and fiber type of the rug.
A beautiful hand-sewn finish that secures the edges of an area rug and creates a minimalist look. Allow extra production time for hand serging.
Unique border options available on select weaves.
A beautiful and minimalist finish for custom area rugs, the Infinity Edge is a type of binding finish that has no border at all and creates a clean, sharp edge.
The jute braid border option adds a designer and textural finish to jute rugs.
A playful finish for synthetic outdoor area rugs.
A streamlined finish for synthetic outdoor area rugs.
Binding corners may be lapped or mitered, with either a top stitch or hidden stitch, depending on the specific rug.
Mitered Top Stitch
A mitered corner is stitched at a 45° angle and the stitching is visible along the interior edge of the cloth border.
Mitered Hidden Stitch
A mitered corner is stitched at a 45° angle and the stitching is invisible or hidden along the interior edge of the cloth border.
Lapped Corner Hidden Stitch
The cloth border overlaps at a 90° angle and all stitching is invisible or hidden.
Lapped Corner Top Stitch
The cloth border overlaps in the corner at a 90° angle and visible stitching lines the interior edges of the cloth border.