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!
I think it depends upon the construction and thickness of pile of the carpet.
This is the stair runner pattern, wool Couristan but it will be cut from broadloom, no border
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.
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.
I'd bind that.
I think if you turned that under you'd see the backing showing through, it's a pretty flat carpet.
What did you decide? Are you happy with that choice.
Need to make that same decision myself.