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Rug Questions & Answers

Stephens Carpet Binding Extents Its Services

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Patio Planner

Dear Pappy, What is the best type of carpet for my patio and is there an edging that won’t fade in the sun? Thanks, Patio Planner Dear Patio Planner, There are two types of “soft” flooring used in outside venues. One is natural sisal and the other

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Round Rug Requirements

Dear Pappy What size rug do I need to buy in order to end up with a 5ft round rug?  It’s a  pattern that would look great in the round rug and I want just a basic binding I guess ?!!!!! Dr.  Angie Hernandez   Dear Dr. Hernandez Based on the

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Wilton Rug Augmentation

Dear Pappy I have a 30 year old 9×12 Wilton rug with an 8” border that was given to me by my grand mother. I would like to reconfigure the rug into an 8’x8’ Octagon to go under my breakfast table. Is that possible? Please give me

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Dear Doable

Dear Pappy I am buying a 10×13 nylon rug for a 11×12 foot room. The room also has a door set diagonally on one corner. I would like the rug cut to fit the room wit a color matching border. Doable? Dear Doable It would not a

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Carving Carpet

Dear Pappy If I want to have a pattern carved into my rug do I need a certain kind of carpet? Marie Dear Marie The type of carpet you need depends on the pattern (or design) you want carved into your rug and “the look” you want

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Cotton Binding Tape Pros and Cons

Cotton may be the fabric of our lives but when it comes to binding carpet and area rugs cotton binding tape falls short in many ways. Cotton binding tape tends to fade, is only available in a limited number of colors and is more expensive to purchase

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