Binding edge of stair runner vs folding over

opphopJuly 28, 2014

My mother in law regrets having her stair runner edges bound because her vacuum catches on it. She is advising me to have our wool runner edges tucked under. Opinions please!

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I think it depends upon the construction and thickness of pile of the carpet.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 4:56PM
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This is the stair runner pattern, wool Couristan but it will be cut from broadloom, no border

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 4:59PM
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I have a bound runner on my stairs. I use the hose attachment on my Dyson with a brush; nothing to catch on the edges.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 8:59AM
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Mine is bound. No regrets, and no catches, and it's been over 10 years. I'd be more concerned with wear from having the carpet tucked under. I just went and looked, and the pile is thick enough that it stands higher, well up compared to the bound edge. I can't see how anything could catch on it. I do use the big vacuum with beater bar on it, too.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 2:46PM
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I'd bind that.

I think if you turned that under you'd see the backing showing through, it's a pretty flat carpet.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 3:08PM
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What did you decide? Are you happy with that choice.

Need to make that same decision myself.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 10:51AM
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