Rug binding is a procedure that involves modification to the edges of a carpet with any color fabric, adhesives or stitching. Moving heavy furniture over the edges of carpet fabric, normal or heavy foot traffic on a regular basis, and other damaging occurrences can build up over time, causing the edge of a once quite attractive rug to become frayed and ugly. Rug binding protects the edge of the rug from wear and tear and from unraveling. Having your brand new rug bound will increase the amount of time that you have to enjoy it by several years, preserving your investment. Rug binding is a simple, affordable yet incredibly useful and important process of rug care.