Today we enter the world of rugs with edging, a very significant detail to which we do not usually give importance, but which determines the style of each type of rug and the room where we use them.
There are several types of carpet tufts, some more formal and some more informal. The neatest and most marked ones fit well in both classic and contemporary styles, where a lot of importance is given to finishes and detail. However, the less defined rug tufts will fit better in spontaneous and natural styles such as rustic or boho chic.
To get an idea of the types of carpet piping available on the market, let's take a closer look at each of them.
The border trim is a classic for spaces with character. It consists of defining the contour of the carpet with a 3-4 cm wide ribbon in different materials, providing a marked and elegant finish.
It is usually used both in the same tone of the carpet and in its opposite, to create a contrast between the surface of the carpet and its perimeter.
It is frequently seen in sisal rugs, combined with trimmings in leather, suede, textile and other natural materials.
Like the border, the fine border follows the same technique of stitching overlapping the perimeter of the carpet, but is thinner in thickness.
It offers a more discreet finish and is usually used in shades similar to those of the carpet to blend in with it.
It is a type of edging very characteristic of synthetic carpets and is usually made of nylon yarns, among other similar varieties.
The interwoven border shows a handcrafted aspect, as it is characterized by being a very simple stitching carried out between the end points of each row of the carpet, which makes the carpet appear as a continuum, and usually serves to prevent it from fraying over time.
This type of border comes from the most primitive weaving techniques. It is very recognizable in natural fiber rugs created from native materials such as esparto grass or rattan, as original as their own weaving technique.
It consists of finishing the carpet with a very fine and dense yarn surrounding the entire perimeter with a stitch of the same color as the carpet.
In this way, a perfect and resistant finish is achieved, which we can often see in hand-woven carpets such as the characteristic Persian style carpets.
Also known as hidden edging, it is used in long pile carpets with a contemporary cut to finish off the cut ends, i.e. without visually defining it (in this way the pile is also felt and perceived on the perimeter of the carpet).
The technique consists of attaching an adhesive tape to the backing of the carpet, flush with the perimeter, partially protecting it from fraying. These carpets are more sensitive to rubbing and tripping than others but offer a more unique look.
The classic fringed rug that we all know. A very simple and traditional finish also where the final rows are finished in a knot leaving the remaining fringe loose.
This type of trimming is seen in carpets of many different styles, but it is certainly especially well known among the typical Turkish carpets of Arabic style.
With these tips you will be able to better differentiate the types of carpet edging available on the market and easily choose the one that best suits your decorative style.
And without further ado, we leave you with some more examples for your inspiration ;-)