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Carpet Binding Stair Edging

How to use carpet binding to create attractive rugs and runners

Creating a custom-made rug or runner from a wider roll of carpet or natural flooring involves finishing the raw edges so that they do not fray. The results can be stunning and making it your self proves good value. Choose from around 40 fabulous colours of carpet binding stair edging.  Likewise, there is an installation kit available, if you don’t already have one.

Carpet whipping and bordered rugs

There are two traditional carpet binding stair edging options:

  • Either send the runner or rug off to a company able to ‘whip’ the edges with an over-locking stitch.
  • Or have a decorative border applied by a specialist company.

However, both options are time-consuming and expensive. The results can also be indifferent, if not plain dowdy, in terms of style.

The smart alternative is Easybind carpet binding stair edging

Easybind can be applied in the home or at the point of installation by a practical homeowner or carpet fitter and is very cost effective. Simply choose the colour of your trim online and we will deliver to your door. As can be seen here, stair rods complete the look.

Runner edged with Easybind Invicta carpet binding

Make your own rugs and runners in any size or shape

The Easybind carpet edging is ideal for converting any width, style and most qualities of carpet into a made-to-measure stair runner or rug. It can also be used with many types of natural flooring, including sisal.

The fixing method is discrete and durable and is suitable for both residential and commercial installations. The choice of around 40 colours provides a popular selection of plain hues and stripes, which provide a contrasting or coordinating feature with the body carpet. Made from strong synthetic yarn, Easybind carpet binding has a subtle silk finish, which complements most yarns and natural flooring.

Excellent colour choice

There are 38 different colours, both single and striped. Whatever the colour or pattern of your carpet, there is going to be an Easybind binding tape option that will suit.

Whilst the names may be deceiving, including Cow Dung which is one of the most popular, the colours provide an excellent selection for all styles of decor and carpets.

The top five sellers

  • Cow Dung
  • John’s Moth
  • Wulf Grey
  • Grey Dunn
  • Silver Doctor

Create a luxurious note with the Deluxe option of carpet binding 

There is also a Deluxe rope edge option in the same range, which has an eye-catching sheen to the thread. The jewel-like colours include a rich purple (Purple Cascade), tawny brown (Rusty Spinner) and a fashionable, steely grey (Silver Doctor).

Easybind carpet binding on tartan rug

4 easy steps to bind your runner or rug

A step by step approach is explained here, along with tips on how to ensure a professional finish. There are 4 key stages:

  1. Prepare your carpet edges
  2. Cut the binding to size
  3. Stick to the reverse of carpet by peeling off the protective backing
  4. Seal with a bead of glue

Versatile for any size of rug or runner

The versatility of Easybind means that any design and width of carpet can be transformed into a smart stair runner without detracting from the carpet design with unsightly over-locking yarn or wide, decorative borders.

Fast and simple to apply, Easybind seamlessly turns corners and will follow the contours of any shape of rug or runner, creating a professional and attractive finish.


There are many narrow width runners on the market which have selvedge edges and do not require any further edge finishing. However, the styles are limited and the quality may not be to your liking.  The main benefits of this carpet binding edging system are that you can

  • Turn remnant carpet into attractive rugs and runners to match existing carpet
  • Make any shape or width, including awkward ‘L’ shaped runners to turn corners
  • Choose absolutely any design of carpet and are therefore not restricted to off-the-shelf runners easily
  • Do-it-yourself in your own home, avoiding lengthy lead times and costly out-sourcing

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